Hi all, I'm at my wits' end trying to get the NVIDIA card going in my Dell XPS L502X.
I've read many threads and tried many things, but I'm stuck.
I know the card is there:
These are the drivers I have installed:
:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] (rev a1)
When I try and run nvidia-settings, I get an error message:
:~$ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii bumblebee-nvidia 3.2.1-1~raringppa2 amd64 NVIDIA Optimus support using the proprietary NVIDIA driver
rc nvidia-304 304.88-0ubuntu1 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-304-updates 304.88-0ubuntu2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
rc nvidia-310 310.44-0ubuntu2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
rc nvidia-310-updates 310.44-0ubuntu2 amd64 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.76 amd64 transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
ii nvidia-current-updates 304.88-0ubuntu2 amd64 Transitional package for nvidia-current-updates
rc nvidia-settings 304.88-0ubuntu0.2 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-304 304.88-0ubuntu1 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
When I try and run 'nvidia-xconfig', I get:
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root), and restart the X server/
Running anything with bumblebee, I get the following:
sudo: nvidia-xconfig: command not found
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
~$ optirun glxspheres
[ 3865.244059] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected.
[ 3865.244161] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.
I'm trying to switch completely to Linux, but I need to be able to run some engineering software with proper 3D hardware, which the NVIDIA card should be more than capable of doing. Failing that, it's a bit of a show-stopper.
Thank you for your input.