Linux and Nvidia GPU.

Discussion in 'Linux' started by free1975yuly, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I have here an Asus k555L with 2 GPU's:Intel 4400 and nvidia 840(this is a laptop).
    No matter what Linux Distribution I use :Cannot make nvidia GPU to work properly:brightness and graphics acceleration(artifacts seen),even I downloaded and installed drivers from nvidia web site...
     
  2. Tito

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    #2 Tito, Sep 1, 2015
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    The "Graphics Drivers PPA" works perfectly for me on most of the Intel + NVIDIA notebooks. For Debian & derivatives:
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    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-355
    
     
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  3. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    #3 free1975yuly, Sep 1, 2015
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    Yes I did this but still no brightness control(I mean fn keys control) and still not fully accelerated graphics!Especially when I want to read something!I triyed Ubuntu/Kubuntu,Debian.Opensuse,Manjaro,Free/PC BSD and Fedora with KDE.Plasma 5,Unity,Gnome....no luck with.Only in Windows the things work properly!(Yes,I triyed Hackintosh too!)
     
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  5. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Why Nvidia full support just in Windows?? Cuz in Linux I solved plenty of troubles but still I don't like how the devices work!In Manjaro the coolers working a lot while system properties(KDE)shows no much activity!
     
  6. roga

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    I cannot get any proprietary driver to work well on my Nvidia card too. They have silly artifact like black box around cursor and blinking when scrolling. Only solution is go back to noveau default graphics driver, it is no good for gaming but works for essential tasks.
    There is new .128 version of nvidia driver released in August. It is not on repositories yet so I cannot install it. You can get it from nvidia site and manual install, maybe fix your problem. I do not know how to manual install!
     
  7. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    The biggest problem with Linux is video drivers. When they will fix it I have no idea.