nVidia Support

Asked by Grady Hofstetter on 2014-11-02

Hi, I am new to Ubuntu and am not really familiar with the OS, so any extra details would be nice.

I usually use my computer for games, and I installed steam and DOTA 2. I have a g74sx, which has a geforce 560M graphics card. When i started playing I had to set my graphics really low, i thought this was because of my graphics driver not being used or the latest driver was not installed... or something.

I did some searching around and found bumblebee, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

and used the installation guide for 13.10 and later. I assumed, from the way they phrased it, that i would allow me to use my nvida driver. I restarted and now my computer is at a very low resolution (I think I screwed up somewhere).

Can you help me get my computer back to the right resolution, and get my steam games running up to speed. I saw on reddit posts that games run very well (on high quality) for other users, even one person with my same graphics card.

Any help would be nice, so far it seems that this community is a great one to be a part of.

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What is the output of :

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a


 *-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GF116M [GeForce GT 560M]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f2000000-f3ffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:e8000000-ebffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:f4000000-f407ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Linux GHHofstetter 3.13.0-39-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 28 13:30:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #3

Did you ever download any Nvidia drivers? run "Additional Drivers" from the Dash, and select "Nvidia-current" to get the drivers for your card.

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