Questions related to the Nvidia graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
2answers
3k views

Touchscreen calibration with dual monitors (NVidia and xinput)

I've got a NVidia GTX260 card with one regular screen above one touchscreen using the eGalax driver. I've tried to configure the touchscreen using xinput but I can't get it right. With the normal ...
2
votes
2answers
225 views

Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...
2
votes
3answers
322 views

Ubuntu 14.10 overheat(Extreme)

I have a serious overheating problem. I installed Ubuntu 14.10 2-3 days back and it is experiencing high overheat problems. I am using a Dell XPS L502X PC with Nvidia graphics. I know that I should ...
0
votes
3answers
46 views

HDMI monitor stuck in 800x600 resolution

I turned my computer on and the internet wasn’t working (Ethernet cable) so I restarted and it came back online. after the restart my HDMI screen (my main screen) I am using two screens went to ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

nvidia-331 drivers gives black screen at startup

I have a laptop Asus K53s with nVidia GeForce GT 540M. I (freshly) installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and set up nvidia-331 proprietary driver for the graphic card. I set prime option to run nVidia ...
-1
votes
0answers
54 views

Doesn't detect graphic card

Ubuntu 14.04 seems to neither detect my graphics card (nVidia GeForce 800) automatically nor use the corresponding nvidia-340 driver even after manually installing it, so I really don't know what to ...
4
votes
2answers
22k views

Update nvidia drivers with xorg-edgers ppa

I wanted to update my nvidia drivers to version 337.19 with this package. I installed the PPA as described here. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Ubuntu 14 on lenovo w540 with external 4k display

I am trying to launch Ubuntu 14 on a Lenovo W540(K2100M) with an external 4k display connected to a Display port. The laptop can work in such a configuration (I tried it with Windows 8). When I ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Can not output to 3 monitors with an Nvidia card GTX970

I am the running latest version of Ubuntu 14 LTS and I have connected one primary monitor and two external screens to my GTX970 Graphical Card. I am using the latest and greatest Nvidia Driver from a ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

World of Warcraft lagging using Wine

World of Warcraft is lagging My PC is does not have the latest hardware. But thing is when I was running Windows I could tweak it and set it to lowest performance and the game was running just fine. ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Can't start any application - unable to open connection to X

I have a strange problem on one pc that seems to have developed over the last couple of days. I log in and my wireless connection will fail continuously. While this is happening, I can open ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

How to use integrated Intel graphics instead of Nvidia graphics on MacBook Pro?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on MacBook Pro 15" 2010 (MacBookPro6,2) and I would like to use the integrated Intel graphics instead of the dedicated Nvidia graphics Ubuntu boots with on this ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Can't get my refresh rate right

After reading tons and tons of manuals and forums about the problem I need to ask myself, because I can't figure out what's wrong. In my new PC there's a GTX 660 connected to LG Flatron L1730S using ...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

How do I remove Nvidia drivers and revert to nouveau (12.04)?

I'd like to give the new nouveau drivers a try. When I try a Ubuntu live distro, they work pretty flawlessly, but I don't seem to be able to use them correctly on my installed system. What I do is ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Bumblebee using nouveau instead of proprietary

Running glmark2 with optirun on Nvidia 740M on 15.04: OpenGL Information GL_VENDOR: nouveau GL_RENDERER: Gallium 0.4 on NV108 GL_VERSION: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.2 I want to use proprietary driver. ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Kubuntu 15.04 HDMI to LCD works, HDTV does not

I've been at if for hours with no joy on this one so I'm posting my first question ever tonight. New install of Kubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Precision M6600 with nVidia Quadro 3000M video. Samsung LCD ...
-1
votes
0answers
58 views

Can't run GeForce_Experience_v2.5.12.11.exe

I installed Ubuntu today and I want to install GeForce Experience to my computer and I tried to run it with Wine but it wouldn't work. I also tried to install Steam with it to get Windows version of ...
0
votes
3answers
194 views

Cannot purge nvidia-304 - DKMS issue returns a removal error

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-304 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Ubuntu 14.04 login crash/black screen after latest update

my laptop crashes just before login, either with the ubuntu-sign or changing to black screen. Never had this issue before. Yesterday I added the new updates, had also all the time some reporting bugs ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'fglrx': No such device - nVidia GeForce GTX 745

I am getting crazy with the following problem. When I execute a program in the shell as a user, I get the following error: modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia not found. modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

second monitor (4k seiki TV) shows “no signal” after going to sleep (Linux only)

I have a Dell Optiplex 9020 with an NVIDIA 750GTX video card. There is a Dell 24" monitor attached to a display port, and a Seiki 39" 4k TV attached as the second monitor. The system works with ...
23
votes
5answers
85k views

How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Slow ALT-TAB Ubuntu 14.04 - XORG CPU spike

I am currently experiencing some infuriating lag/sluggishness with Ubuntu 14.04 when doing relatively trivial, undemanding work across a few basic applications (Chrome, Mudlet, Sublime Text 3, and the ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Why is there no TV sound using DisplayPort/HDMI converter on Latitude E6500 running 14.04?

I converted my Dell E6500 laptop from Win7 to Ubuntu 14.04. Works great except there's no sound from my TV when I connect it to a DisplayPort/HDMI converter. The sound worked under Win7, so hardware ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

hardware rendering issues with nvidia-304 in kubuntu 15.04

I'm experiencing a similar problem to this thread in my personal machine (pentium 4 3GHz, 2GB ram, GeForce 6200 using nvidia-304). After the update to Kubuntu 15.04, the desktop showed nothing but a ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

2 Nvidia cards. How to switch xserver output on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two Nvidia graphic cards in my computer. I want to use the slower one for my xserver and the faster one for computations with Cuda. However I don't know how to tell my Ubuntu 14.04 or my Nvidia ...
3
votes
3answers
134 views

New laptop install not recognising GTX980M

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit on my laptop, which has an internal Intel video for the internal monitor and a GeForce GTX980M for an external monitor. Unfortunately Ubuntu does not see ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Program/driver installation is dreadfully slow

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. This is my first time experimenting with Linux. Initial installation was fast and simple, although I can't seem to figure out why program and driver installations are so ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Nvidia driver causing login loop

I have a Lenovo y50 with an integrated GPU as well as an Nvidia 860m. Lspci says that I am using the integrated card but it uses the Nvidia for 3D. Looking at other threads I have tried to install ...
-1
votes
0answers
46 views

Screen tearing Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia driver

So my laptop has an annoying tearing whenever i play a graphic-intensive game or watch a movie. It happens regardless of driver used: open-source or proprietary. For those asking, I have tried the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Lenovo Y510P and SLI GT750M not working

I recently bought a Lenovo Y510P which comes with a SLI of NVIDIA GT750M. I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my UEFI system by simply downloading the correct .iso, disabling secure boot and ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Dota 2 lags on nVidia 650 ti

I am a Windows user who is trying to switch to Linux completely. The only problem left for me is make Dota 2 run smoothly. At first Dota lagged a lot but then I installed drivers for my video card ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't start with nvidia driver

Hello I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and when I use the proprietary Nvidia driver Ubuntu doesn't boot. It shows "Starting 219" on my secondary screen and on my primary screen it shows something ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

What does “tested driver” mean?

I've got a new Notebook but cannot use the graphics-card in its full glory because the X.Org driver is not the best one. I can choose another driver for my graphics card (nVidia GeForce 960M). But on ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Can not set correct resolution for external monitor

I am using ubuntu 15.04 on my Asus X550L Laptop. Following is my lspci $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

i cant identify the model number of my nvidia card

I have recently bought lenovo z50-70 laptop but i am not sure the model of my nvidia card because Ubuntu cant see it even when scan for drivers from additional drivers it shows that there are no ...
1
vote
1answer
253 views

why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

Can't get Bumblebee working on NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

System: hp pavilion dv7-7008tx laptop Running lspci | grep VGA returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA ...
2
votes
1answer
469 views

Unity Desktop not loading after auto update and installing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CUDA 6.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 and am using NVIDIA driver version 346.35 [Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960]. I have successfully compiled the sample codes that come with CUDA and they have been ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Ubuntu 14 can't detect second monitor

I'm on a new install of Ubuntu 14 and i have nvidia drivers. When i go to setting > display I can only see one monitor. I already sought some solutions but no success.. What can I do ? I start ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Kubuntu 15.04 problems

I've recently upgraded a fresh installation of an Ubuntu 14.10 to a 15.04 and after I've installed KDE. I'm having some problems with the new KDE system.. First of all, the most annoying one is ...
3
votes
2answers
512 views

Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Why do I get the same FPS with “optirun glxspheres64” in comparison with just “glxspheres64”?

vblank_mode=0 optirun ./glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres * 1024 polys/spheres) Visual ID of window: 0x20 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 750M/PCIe/SSE2 218.417930 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How do I install DKMS (and others) for my NVidia drivers on Vivid?

Today I tried install Ubuntu again (I haven't succeeded in weeks!) and I need my NVidia drivers to my GeForce GTX 970. I followed to simplest guide I could find: $ sudo add-apt-repository ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

Fast PC slow Ubuntu

I have a fast PC, I built myself with the following specs: i7 3770k 5 SSD's GTX 970 Corsair AX1200i 8GB RAM 3 x 27inch 2560 x 1440 I installed Ubuntu Studio and had no issues, it ran smoothly, but ...
-1
votes
0answers
27 views

Why is my graphics using Intel® Haswell Mobile

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 In about this computer graphics: Intel® Haswell Mobile Running lspci | grep VGA in command: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor ...
0
votes
1answer
646 views

Issues enabling my nvidia driver

I'm trying to enable my nvidia driver and it appears in additional drivers and I have selected it there but it seem to be actually using it. I heard that sometimes the nouveau driver will always have ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

14.04 or HWE 14.04

I know this question is similar to others but I was unable to find a duplicate that answered my specific question. Background: I have purchased a new computer. I will be booting only Ubuntu. No OS ...
-1
votes
0answers
35 views

OpenGL not using direct rendering on steam and all sorts of other driver problems [duplicate]

I have been trying to resolve this issue for two weeks I am a linux noob with alot of questions but i have seen many people resolve this issue. I have tried to update my drivers many different ways ...