I have NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M. I have a problem with "3D acceleration". Every game I install tells me "you don't have 3D acceleration". What can I do to enable 3D acceleration on my computer?
the GT 540M indicates that you have optimus technology. Optimus allows you to choose between the Intel GPU that is part of the Core i Series processors and the discrete chip (the Nvidia GT 540M).
There are two things I would do:
Check your bios settings and see if you can set the video card to use the discrete graphics only. This is not available on all bioses, but if it is there you will have the options of:
Then upon completing the boot ensure the Nvidia proprietary drivers are installed. There should be no need to use the PPA; simply use
System Settings > Additional Drivers
That should then give you options for your Nvidia card.
I hope that helps.
Go to: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/ Select your Model (GT 500M Series) Select OS: Linux (32/64 bit) Download linux drivers, run it and enjoy.
I have two laptop. The first one is DELL vostro 1510 with GeForce 8400 M GS grapghic card. The second one is DELL XPS with GeForce GT 540 M. I have solved the problem of the first one using:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aaron-haviland/cuda-4.0 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-gdb nvidia-cuda-toolkit
But I cannot find a good repository for the second one.