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A Problem with Nvidia card

Postby franczessko » 2018-05-08 14:00

Welcome

It's my first post so I would like to say Hello to everyone 8)

When I type "nvidia-detect" I get this result :

Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:1c8d] (rev a1)

Checking card: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1c8d (rev a1)
Your card is supported by the default drivers.
It is recommended to install the
nvidia-driver

I think it does not see my nvidia card, I have a gaming laptop Dell Inspiron 15, graphic card GTX 1050, internal card Nvidia 630
I have no idea how to solve this


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Re: A Problem with Nvidia card

Postby sunrat » 2018-05-08 22:38

franczessko wrote:I think it does not see my nvidia card, I have a gaming laptop Dell Inspiron 15, graphic card GTX 1050, internal card Nvidia 630
I have no idea how to solve this


Did you do some searching? This is a common problem. And your internal card is probably not Nvidia but Intel 630. It's known as Optimus dual graphics and needs Bumblebee to be set up.
Did you install nvidia-driver package? If so purge that first and remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf if it exists.

Then go to https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee and follow instructions exactly.

You may need to set up a module building environment first:
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apt install module-assistant
m-a prepare


As this is a fairly new laptop it would probably be best to install a more recent kernel from backports and firmware such as firmware-misc-nonfree.
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Re: A Problem with Nvidia card

Postby nameispalmer » 2018-05-17 06:40

In addition to the answer given above read this one as well https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers/Optimus This is a real common problem indeed, I faced so too, but it would seem to be hard for you if you had zero experience with Linux before.
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