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nvidia help.

Post by greg1292 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 21:48

Nvidia control center is what I need to access but do not posses the knowledge to
use the command line correctly. 16.04 and have read but am still unsure. Have a gtx-770
and say's Nvidia is installed beta? A little guidence is needed. Thanks

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by dave_64 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 23:22

Are you using the proprietary nvidia drivers? If not, you might get some information at the following website:
https://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?titl ... e_to_FGLRX
Since you have a new install, and the card is not too old, you might be able to solve your problem with just the last two commands on that page. As I understand it, sabayon installs the latest proprietary nvidia drivers, but, they are not enabled. That's what the last two commands on that page are for. If you're lucky, you won't have to downgrade to an older driver, and, I think that card should work fine with the latest drivers.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by greg1292 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:20

g-pc g # echo blacklist nouveau >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
g-pc g # eselect opengl set nvidia
Switching to nvidia OpenGL interface... done

All I need to do is reboot and should be good to go? Or is there something I missed?
Thanks for the insight.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by dave_64 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:48

If the reboot results in a black screen, you can get to a terminal with key combo
ctrl + alt + f2
and login as root. Then give this command"
eselect opengl set xorg-x11
That should get you back to where you started from (graphical interface)
You may have to reverse the blacklisting of nouveau too...I don't know

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by greg1292 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:17

dave_64 wrote:If the reboot results in a black screen, you can get to a terminal with key combo
ctrl + alt + f2
and login as root. Then give this command"
eselect opengl set xorg-x11
That should get you back to where you started from (graphical interface)
You may have to reverse the blacklisting of nouveau too...I don't know
Did not seem to work no Nvidia interface and screen tearing with vlc, Also
would like to run 71.928hz for my Crt Projector. Really like Sabayon just
need to get these few things working.

Booted up fine.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by dave_64 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:59

Sorry, but I don;t know how to proceed from here. But before I leave you in the capable hands of somebody else who understands your issues, did you get a graphical interface when you rebooted? Or, did you have to revert back to xorg-x11?

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by greg1292 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:45

dave_64 wrote:Sorry, but I don;t know how to proceed from here. But before I leave you in the capable hands of somebody else who understands your issues, did you get a graphical interface when you rebooted? Or, did you have to revert back to xorg-x11?


No graphical interface but reinstalled driver and no more tearing on video so thanks for
getting me this far. So down to trying to get the user interface.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by Stupot » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:02

Did you install nvidia-settings? It gives you the nVidia GUI to configure your proprietary nvidia drivers. If you open it up and it allows you to configure things, then you are definitely running them. It will complain if you aren't running them. Once it's installed, it should be available in your list of programs or by running nvidia-settings from a console.

As far how to get the drivers running, what dave_64 gave you seems correct.

You can use the command glxinfo to get information about your current situation as well.

For instance:

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[email protected] ~  $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.7.1)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.1 (Core Profile) Mesa 11.1.2
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.10
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 11.1.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 11.1.2
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
OpenGL ES profile extensions:
I can see pretty clearly I am running X.org Gallium with Mesa from that output.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by greg1292 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 15:04

I installed the settings in Ringo and it working so 2 things down. Thanks

Now I would like to edit Nvidia to allow for 71.928hz timings and a 2450 porch setting. Should I move over
to Nvidia website and is this even possible is the question? Would winblows timings inserted work?

Then I want to get Bluray working which I seen
a thread for on this site.

My Marquee 9500LC 9" crt projector has never looked so clear 110" screen. This 16.04 is amazing and works well
the transparency is amazing.

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Re: nvidia help.

Post by Stupot » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:46

Your best with things like that is to do some googling and see if anyone on linux has had luck and then see if you can't replicate things in Sabayon, replacing distro specific commands where necessary. Not always an easy thing, but doable. I'm not even sure what you mean by 2450 porch setting.

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