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    Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    So I bought an Asus N55S laptop, with 8 gigs ram, i7 and a Nvidia Geforce GT 635, 2 gigs.

    Great system to start developing in OGRE under Linux, right?! Very, very wrong...

    After breaking my system so many times in the last 4 months trying to get my Nvidia card to work I have only learnt 2 or 3 things:

    1. Nvidia and Ubunto (or linux) mix as well as oil and vinegar.
    2. apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx avoids me to reinstall the whole system
    3. I'm a noob...

    So why didn't I just google and solved my issue? Well... I did google and did try to solve my issue, but EVERYTIME I tried to install or fiddle with Nvidia drivers I broke my system (I'm on xubuntu 12.04 BTW). Except last time where I learnt the apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx trick.


    So I don't know if I'm going to be bugged off for being a noob but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Is there any *buntu version AND Nvidia driver that can coexist without my computer explode in my face in a 600x400 pixel mode?
    2. Is there anybody out there that is willing to at least show me the link (magical one I guess) where I can solve my issue as I seem to not be able to do that by myself...
    3. I need some enlightenment.

    Thank you gents,
    cromefx

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    Actually Nvidia and Linux mix well, unless your using a laptop which utilizes Optimus as Nvidia doesn't support that in their Linux drivers.

    Your laptop uses Optimus.




    I have no experience personally dealing with optimus, but I understand bumblebee can get it to work, I would try adding their ppa and installing it.

    To add their ppa
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    To install bumblebee and nvidia drivers

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    Let us know how it goes or if you've already tried that.

    Linky to Bumblee project: http://bumblebee-project.org/index.html
    Last edited by jerome1232; November 14th, 2012 at 12:42 AM.
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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    will be back in a few minutes, I hope apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx trick works again...

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    Is this good news?

    tsunami@N55SL-xubuntu-12-4:~$ glxspheres
    Polygons in scene: 62464
    Visual ID of window: 0xa7
    Context is Direct
    OpenGL Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile
    59.925563 frames/sec - 66.876928 Mpixels/sec
    59.763443 frames/sec - 66.696002 Mpixels/sec
    59.484619 frames/sec - 66.384835 Mpixels/sec
    59.959308 frames/sec - 66.914588 Mpixels/sec
    60.146596 frames/sec - 67.123601 Mpixels/sec
    59.908401 frames/sec - 66.857776 Mpixels/sec
    59.828857 frames/sec - 66.769004 Mpixels/sec
    tsunami@N55SL-xubuntu-12-4:~$ optirun glxspheres
    Polygons in scene: 62464
    Visual ID of window: 0x21
    Context is Direct
    OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 635M/PCIe/SSE2
    103.176459 frames/sec - 115.144928 Mpixels/sec
    117.107757 frames/sec - 130.692256 Mpixels/sec
    109.170391 frames/sec - 121.834157 Mpixels/sec
    119.371814 frames/sec - 133.218945 Mpixels/sec
    121.364292 frames/sec - 135.442550 Mpixels/sec
    112.987460 frames/sec - 126.094006 Mpixels/sec
    115.263513 frames/sec - 128.634080 Mpixels/sec
    110.055245 frames/sec - 122.821654 Mpixels/sec
    109.943983 frames/sec - 122.697486 Mpixels/sec
    And I have never had Nvidia drivers listed in the Additional Drivers, will restart now )) and update
    Last edited by cromefx; November 14th, 2012 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Adding info

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    OK, so after

    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    I do have Nvidia list on the additional drivers, but after restarting in order to finish the installation, there are no more additional drivers there.

    then I

    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    again and the drivers are there. After activating and restart they disappear again...

    but at least I have:

    tsunami@N55SL-xubuntu-12-4:~$ optirun glxspheres
    Polygons in scene: 62464
    Visual ID of window: 0x21
    Context is Direct
    OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 635M/PCIe/SSE2
    120.180973 frames/sec - 134.121966 Mpixels/sec
    123.570745 frames/sec - 137.904951 Mpixels/sec
    which makes me believe the Nvidia is being used.



    On the other side:

    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    504 Gateway Time-out
    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
    504 Gateway Time-out
    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    504 Gateway Time-out
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Fetched 5,150 B in 2min 2s (42 B/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist...source/Sources 504 Gateway Time-out

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist...amd64/Packages 504 Gateway Time-out

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dist...-i386/Packages 504 Gateway Time-out

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    I will now try with OGRE.

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    OGRE is not working anymore.

    00:29:37: GLRenderSystem::_createRenderWindow "TutorialApplication Render Window", 1024x768 fullscreen miscParams: FSAA=0 displayFrequency=60 Hz gamma=No vsync=No

    00:29:37: OGRE EXCEPTION(3:RenderingAPIException): Unexpected failure to determine a GLXFBConfig in GLXWindow::create at /home/tsunami/Programming/Ogre/OgreSource/ogre_src_v1-8-1/RenderSystems/GL/src/GLX/OgreGLXWindow.cpp (line 304)
    00:29:37: *-*-* OGRE Shutdown
    It was working before in fullscreen.

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    After
    apt-get purge nvidia-current
    and
    apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx
    I can run OGRE again.

    Of course optirun glxspheres is a no go, so I'm back to this setup until further information.

    Thank you very much jerome1232

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    Well the link I provided at the end of my first post does have some troubleshooting steps if you run into problems with bumblebee, I would check that out.

    Unforunatly due to lack of personal experience dealing with this that's the most help I can be.
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    Thank you again, I am on bumblebee page now and I guess that should be the the path to success.

    from their page I did:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update
    and it worked well until I restarted (OGRE and optirun glxspheres) .

    I purged again to be able to work normally, though now my computer is lagging while writing and scrolling the browser, copy/paste, etc...


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    Re: Yeat Another Nvidia Issue

    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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