I'm searching for the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I can't find it. I set the Notebook up for a friend an it worked fine after I installed the close-sourced drivers that Ubuntu provided, but now the notebook is frozen after login just as before the fix. According to lspci the GPU is a Geforce Go 6100. I followed this fix, but the driver seems to be wrong, I get "You don’t appear to have nvidia GPU supported by 331.38 driver installed in this system.". I'm out of ideas and would be very thankful for any help. :(

  • You could try the xorg-edgers ppa to see about installing drivers for the 6100. howopensource.com/2012/10/… A word of warning though, read here about removing the PPA before upgrading your OS on your system: ubuntuupdates.org/ppa/xorg-edgers – Terrance Jun 20 '15 at 6:01
  • Maybe I try that, thanks. The thing is I don't see the Geforce Go 6100 listed as supported. Does it have another name on the list? – Abyss Jun 20 '15 at 6:33
  • I looked for the Go 6100 everywhere, and I can't seem to find that specific driver. I do see that the 304.125 driver supports the GeForce 6100 and 6150LE cards. This link shows the Go 6100 is supported, so my guess would be that it is supported under the 304.125 driver. us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-9746/README/… – Terrance Jun 20 '15 at 6:42
  • Ah HA! I found it on this list: nvidia.com/object/io_32667.html It shows it supported under the 304.xx driver. – Terrance Jun 20 '15 at 6:45
  • Thank you so much! Now I feel I might actually solve this, I had lost all hope. :D So the way I would install the driver via the PPA would be "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa", "sudo apt-get update", "sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-340", right? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I haven't installed something from PPA for a a long time. – Abyss Jun 20 '15 at 7:05

According to this list here, your video card is supported under the NVIDIA-304.xx driver.

To install this driver, first add the xorg-edgers ppa from a terminal window type in:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

then update the repositories by typing in the next line:

sudo apt-get update

then to install the 304.xx driver, type in the following line:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-304

NOTE: the important notices that are found here recommend that you purge the ppa before you do a dist-upgrade to your Ubuntu installation, or it breaks your OS.

From the xorg-edgers PPA

Be sure to revert this PPA before doing a release upgrade or the upgrade will not succeed. To revert to official packages, install the ppa-purge package and run "sudo ppa-purge xorg-edgers".

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