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#1 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 04:33 PM

Hello. Recently I built a desktop (Intel core i5-4690k, 16gb ram, evga gtx 750ti, 120gb ssd). I have been having trouble with linux mint. I installed linux mint, and I can only use integrated graphics for it because I get no signal from the graphics card. Also, cinnamon crashes on startup so it is really hard to do anything. Please help.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:43 PM

Do you have a signal from the graphics card prior to booting into Linux?  What version of Mint are you using?


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 06:29 PM

I can only enter the bios on the graphics card video so yes.
I am using 17.2 cinnamon desktop.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 08:04 PM

I hope that this will cover what you need: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/582154/how-to-install-nvidia-graphic-drivers-non-repository-install/

 

And you probably already looked at this?: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverresults.aspx/73666/en-us


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 10:35 AM

With your monitor connected to the dedicated card you should be able to boot to Linux Mint. You just wouldn't have full capabilities until you installed the drivers for it. What does your computer do when you try booting it with the monitor hooked to the dedicated card?


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:07 PM

Captain Chicken,

 

I recently installed Mint 17.2 using an nVidia card as primary graphics.

 

Here is what I did:

 

1.  Installed Mint using on board vga.

 

2.  Installed nVidia card and connected to vga port on card.

 

3.  Mint booted fine using X.org Nouveau driver.

 

4.  In settings manager selected additional drivers, and was given the option of Nvidia Binary driver version 346.96.  After installing, I rebooted.

 

I now have the nVidia control panel available, and am using the HDMI port on the card with no problem.

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:36 PM

Deimos Chaos,

When I try to connect the dedicated graphics card, all I get is a black screen


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:02 PM

Did you have this problem with Mint prior to installation?

IOW, did you have the same problem when booting Mint "live" from DVD or USB?

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:04 PM

Pcpunk, when I followed the tutorial and try to use cd to get to my downloads folder, I can navigate to home but not to my folder.

 

Al1000, I have the same problem when booting from a live cd.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:09 PM

An naught mcnoon when I try to login with the graphics card in cinnamon crashes


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:12 PM

Did you try Cinnamon in software rendering mode?


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:23 PM

What's that?


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:28 PM

What's that?

 

Its an alternate mode for certain setups, I had to use software rendering for my older setup.

You can use it by clicking the cog in MDM (the login screen) and it should have sessions for you

(the cog should appear next to your screen name, its normally next to the flag of your nation/language

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 04:49 PM

Hmm... if you are getting just a black screen that's not good... does the card work under any other OS, Windows for example? Or have you not tested it anywhere else (I think I read it right that its a new card?)?


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:45 PM

could the card be "too New" for the drivers.. and it's just not being recognised..






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