Questions tagged [nvidia-settings]

The nvidia-settings utility is a tool for configuring the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. Values such as brightness and gamma, XVideo attributes, temperature, and OpenGL settings can be queried and configured via NVIDIA Settings.

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Nvidia in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu since last year in a very old laptop. Now I'm thinking of switching to a new one. In my research I found that Ubuntu doesn't come with NVIDIA drivers preinstalled and in some cases ...
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nVidia RTX 3070 ETH overclock in Ubuntu20.04: nvidia-settings -a GPUGraphicsClockOffset/GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset not working

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with 2 RTX 3070 GPUs, which I want to use for ETH mining, on an ASUS B250 Mining Expert motherboard. I have installed all needed software on a new Ubuntu 20.04 installation ...
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configuring nvidia x server settings to optimal or best results

after I installed the Nvidia driver recommended by ubuntu my GPU was touching 92 deg with just the browser open also screen was not that responsive(lagging screen). please recommend optimum settings ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 does not recognize all 4 monitors

Just installed Ubuntu 20.04.2. On install, all my 4 monitors showed up. Background pic in pink. Now that it's installed, I only see 2 monitors. Anybody knows why?
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Vysnc disable override nvidia

In linux certain applications like games enable vynsc which completly overrides the environmental variables SyncToVBlank=0 and vblank_mode=0 aswell as nvidia-settings sync to blank config. These ...
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How to check if a specific application is using the Nvidia GPU or the internal GPU

In the Windows task manager there used to be a specific columns for the GPU (as shown in the below image) showing which applications are using the Dedicated GPU (Nvidia) and which applications are ...
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How to check what GPU is a program using?

I've got dual GPU in my Lenovo Y700 laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 530. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with proprietary NVIDIA drivers. In NVIDIA X Server Settings I set NVIDIA On-...
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Nvidia consuming power

I discovered that NVIDIA is consuming 95% of the battery-life alone & i want to deactivate it or prevent it from working entirely on my PC. Solutions I tried: Purging NVIDIA entirely. (no ...
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Nvidia proprietary driver causing overheat

I've a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 lts and having nvidia mx150 as my GPU. When I watch an HD video or do some GPU dedicated tasks like animation or deep learning, I see my core temperatures rising ...
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How to set the nvidia coolbits for overclocking in dual amd-nvidia system

I have a system with 2 gpus: An AMD radeon rx480 and an NVIDIA gtx 1660. The primary gpu that is attached to a monitor is the rx480, while I only use the 1660 for compute workloads and it's attached ...
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How to save fan settings with Nvidia X server settings?

Does anyone know how to save fan settings in Nvidia X? Whenever I start my pc I have to go in to Nvidia X, then thermal settings and then set fan speed. Is there a way to save fan speed, so I dont ...
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How do I stretch my 1280×1024 resolution?

I want to set my screen resolution to 1280x1024, I've already done it with xrandr --output HDMI-0 --mode 1280x1024 but now I have black bars, and I don't want them. I want to stretch my screen so it'...
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Cannot open app with Nvidia gpu Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Asus ROG GL503GE. I have secure boot disabled. I tried running DRI_PRIME=1 glmark2 but I got the following error: libGL error: failed to create dri screen libGL error: ...
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How to overclock Nvidia GPU in Linux

I'm trying to overclock my computer that has both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. I have the integrated graphics set as the primary display in BIOS to save GPU memory but when I do that it prevents X server from ...
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Is there an alternative to dispwin in 20.04.1 LTS?

I have read How to install colour profile screen device not listed I created an .icc profile using displaycal, but it had no effect, even after a full (re)boot of the system, 20.04.1 LTS . However, ...
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ubuntu-drivers install throwing error regarding broken packages, what do I need to fix?

I have just installed Ubuntu on my machine following an online guide. I am trying to update my Nvidia drivers with the command: sudo ubuntu-drivers install Unfortunately this throws an error of: ...
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I have installed proprietary nvidia drivers and started getting screen tearing issues, and blender doesn't recognize my GPUs

I'm a new ubuntu studio user, and I heard that for nvidia users it's better to use proprietary drivers, after I've installed them, I started getting screen tearing issues. Also, when I used blender 3d,...
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How can I use nvidia-settings to disable a monitor on command line?

I know this can be done with xrandr --output HDMI-0 --off But freesync refuses to turn on if I do that. It works if I manually disable one monitor from the graphical client of nvidia-settings. So my ...
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Equivilent to nvidia-settings for open-source drivers

I am currently using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, which come with a tool called nvidia-settings that can be used to change settings. I use this tool to set an underscan that fixes an issue with my ...
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Nvidia drivers install error building kernel modules

I am trying to install nvidia-450 drivers via nvidia-installer on Ubuntu 20.04 for gtx1650. However install fails with: ERROR: An error occurred while performing the step: "Building kernel ...
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External monitor recognised but dark

I checked every solution in Ubuntu forums reddit, etc. What I noticed is that my NVIDIA can recognize the TV as you can see in the picture, but it shows dark. When I change the brightness the external ...
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/usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe: unrecognized option: “-s”

nvidia-smi /usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe: unrecognized option: "-s" ERROR: Invalid commandline, please run `/usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe --help` for usage information. /usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe: ...
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Nvidia Prime Render Offload “On-Demand” doesn't work with nvidia-driver-450 and ubuntu 20.04.1

I've installed Nvidia 450 on new installation of Kubuntu 20.04.1. Prime Render Offload works in manual mode with __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia But nvidia-settings says ...
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Crashes while using NVidia GPU (“Performance Mode”) with proprietary drivers under regular temperatures and no GPU load/stress

I've been trying to fix this issue by myself (searching for fixes and questions/answers provided in similar cases) for over a year, with no success. The affected device is an old notebook with 2 GPUs: ...
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Nvidia X server settings reverts backs on startup\wakeup\login

I'm using the nvidia-driver-450 on ubuntu 20 with a 3 screen setup, 2 horizontal 27" 1 vertical 24" screen. each time a session begins the settings for the vertical screen reverts back to ...
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Monitor shuts down after launching New Meeting on Zoom (always) and LibreOffice (sometimes)

I use 18.04. My laptop is quite an old one. Here are the specs. A few months ago I installed Zoom desktop app for Linux. I have bought and changed the LCD screen. But things happen: When I launch ...
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Lubuntu 20.04, Nvidia drivers installed, yet NVIDIA-SMI states it can't connect to driver

I followed the additional drivers prompt to install nvidia 440 drivers, they do show as installed. However the SMI output shows that it can't connect and acts as if it is either not installed or not ...
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I have ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'server' when i enter nvidia-detector

ubuntu@deeplearn-ubuntu:~$ nvidia-detector Traceback (most recent call last): File "/bin/nvidia-detector", line 8, in <module> a = NvidiaDetection(printonly=True, verbose=False) ...
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Primary monitor turns off when it's input source changes, and does not turn back on

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with a GTX 1080 GPU with the Nvidia Driver Version 440.100 That being said, I have a two monitor setup: Monitor LG: 2560 x 1080 (primary) (DisplayPort) Monitor Samsung: ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings is not saving the settings

I run Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. My problem is that Nvidia X server settings won't save my configuration. I've tried for a long time to make it save, and I couldn't figure out why it won't. I've found many ...
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How to decrease nvidia GPU temperature on ubuntu 18.04?

I have ubuntu 18.04 (on dell g5 notebook but it probably does not matter) with installed nvidia 440 driver and I want to decrease GPU performance for decreasing its working temperature. How can I do ...
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How do I stop nvidia-settings from reverting my metamode settings?

This is a bit of a weird one. Whenever my screen locks and my monitors power off, nvidia-settings resets the checkboxes for ForceFullCompositionPipeline and AllowGSync back to some prior state that I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 NVidia X Server Settings only showing PRIME Profiles

I have installed the nvidia 435 drivers for my machine. When I try to open NVidia settings to configure multiple displays, I only see PRIME Profiles. I'm expecting to see a lot more settings to be ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers tearing issues

I switched from x.org drivers to nvidia in order to get better performance from my old and slow nvidia 820M. It worked, but i have a constant tearing effects in any application, chrome, vlc and even ...
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Nvidia GPU giving poor performance on 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with RTX 2060 on my laptop. Nvidia driver version - 440 My problem is that whenever I select NVIDIA (Performance Mode) in the PRIME PROFILES, my Ubuntu starts lagging. My ...
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No NVIDIA settings except Prime Profiles

My machine is an Alienware m15r1 with an NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card. I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed, and I use NVIDIA drivers 440. Whenever I run nvidia-settings, I only get one tab option on ...
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Nvidia Settings not saving in ubuntu 20.04 after reboot

So I have two monitors secondary one of which I rotate to the left and use nvidia settings but does not save those settings after reboot I have tried saving the x config file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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nvidia-settings complex problem

I have fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04 and using it only in ssh. I have several nvidia gpu on board. That is the way how i installed drivers (found info in google): --------------------------DRIVERS ...
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Nvidia graphics driver problem on Ubuntu 18.04 (GPU at BusId doesn't have a supported video decoder)

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with Nvidia MX110 graphics, and I have recently had problems with installing drivers. After numerous tries, I've succeeded in installing 440 driver somehow, although I still ...
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Laggy performance with Nvidia card

I have gone through various questions and forums but cannot find my question so I'll explain it well here. Laptop details: Alienware M15 OS: Dual-booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 Display: 144Hz ...
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“PRIME Profiles” tab missing in nvidia-settings (Ubuntu 18.04, GeForce Mx150, nvidia-driver-440)

How do I get [PRIME profiles] tab show up in nvidia-settings? The situation is similar to the one described in this question, but this is on Ubuntu 18.04, and the nvidia driver is installed. Still ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - display settings lost after reboot

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and the newest nvidia drivers - 440. I use 3 monitors. I run nvidia-settings to set monitors layouts. After reboot the settings are lost. I have found this thread ...
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Solve screen tearing with nouveau (without switching to proprietary Nvidia driver)

I know similar questions have been asked and answered here, but my issue is different: I want to get rid of screen tearing staying with the nouveau Xorg driver, not with NVIDIA proprietary driver. ...
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nvidia-smi not listing any processes and has no memory usage

Since I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Asus Zephyrus-G-GU502DU-GA502DU) I'm having trouble with nvidia-drivers. I haven't been able to see whether the GPU is actually being used or not since ...
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Ubuntu – 120hz / 144hz not appearing on Nvidia X Server with HDMI

My current setup is as follows: I have a main Windows PC connected to 2x AORUS AD27QD monitors via DisplayPort cables. These both run at 2560 x 1440 at 144hz with no issues at all. I also have a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 how to get nvidia-settings version 430 in Wayland

Ubuntu recently added updated Nvidia drivers to the 18.04 repository (i.e. not through a ppa). So I upgraded my drivers from version 390 to 430, which is now the recommended version: > ubuntu-...
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Geforce GTX 1650 - nvidia-settings 'ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system'

I am trying to plug an external monitor to my laptop with a HDMI cable in order to have a dual screen. When I do so, nothing happens, the external screen is not recognized at all. I think that's ...
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How to correctly persist Nvidia display configuration?

I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop. It has a native display resolution of 3840x2160. But on the 15" laptop, that's tiny. Rather than dealing with application scaling (and ...
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ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded

(I'm aware there are several questions with a similar title but they either don't have answers, are very old or don't apply to my situation.) I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2, my GPU is a GeForce 840M ...
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Ubuntu doesn't remember settings [closed]

I have problem with Linux Mint doesn't remember settings. The settings I need every time set after loading Linux is display settings (adding resolution to one of displays, and applying this resolution ...