Hi all! I have an HP Envy 17t with a Nvidia Geforce 740m and have been trying to get the proprietary driver to work. Unfortunately, no luck.
First, any time I use either the Linux Mint driver utility or the Jockey driver utility, it tells me that there are not proprietary drivers available, even if I have drivers installed.
Also, when I install nvidia-current or a different driver from the repos, I simply get the normal crash symptoms-- Cinnamon won't start, I get a bunch of Fallback modes, etc.
Normally I just install from the repos and then let it go at that-- I don't do any configuration. If I do configuration, I get some really low resolution problems.
Third, the same thing happens regardless of which driver I download and install directly from the Nvidia site.
Am I missing a step here?