Though it's likely I'll perform a reinstall of Linux Mint 17.1, am asking for some feedback to find a quick (not 2-3 days long) fix.
The problem, though my new MSI GTX 960 is performing wonderfully on my Windows installs, am having issues with my Mint 17.1 MATE install. At the boot screen, on a 24" monitor, the boot options are like HUGE. It doesn't settle down until I'm signed in & it didn't do that until I ran a fix for that, it was the latest driver, yet for a later OS. I didn't see the part about 14.04 or earlier until after the driver was installed, yet 346.59 is the latest Linux NVIDIA driver.
In case anyone misses the Terminal commands near the bottom of the above page, these were what I ran.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mamarley/nvidia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-346
Performed 'sudo reboot' afterwards, and though the boot screen was still overly huge, the login is fine & can browse good. Yet there's another issue, no NVIDIA configuration panel, I want to be able to monitor things, if it weren't for the fact that I ran the command, wouldn't know which card is installed. There isn't even a reference to it in the Driver Manager. Not even to change to whatever the non-branded NVIDIA driver is.
I downloaded the graphics driver straight from the NVIDIA site, but there was an error to run it. Even if ran by Administrator. A page opened to the left, part in red, something to do with localities.
Yet it's a great card I runs cool (check out my Speccy link in my updated specs). And finally this, the day I've waited for for years, a GPU that nets a perfect score on Windows.
And even 8.1 is great as well. How about that, a WEI of 8.1 for 8.1.
So if I have to perform a reinstall, that's OK, as I can in about 3 hours total, if anyone knows how to fix this w/out reinstall, that would be better. At the same time, this isn't going to be a 5 page discussion (unless a clean install leads to other issues).
If it matters, am connected by DisplayPort. The rest of my hardware is in my Speccy specs, it's current, as of yesterday.
Any responses are appreciated.
Edited by cat1092, 16 April 2015 - 02:20 AM.