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    I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    I am using Kali Linux on my Acer E1-571G to install Nvidia drivers

    I copied these commands to terminal:

    apt-get update
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms

    Then

    sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub
    update-grub
    reboot

    after i rebooted i typed this command: glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"

    but i don't get : direct rendering: Yes as output

    i get :
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".

    what's wrong?

    Then i typed this: aptitude install nvidia-xconfig

    in hope that it would work then :

    nvidia-xconfig

    but after i reboot i get a blackscreen error so i removed xconfig using rm in ctrl+ Alt + F1

    But the issue is i still don't have nvidia graphics drivers working
    Last edited by AbhimanyuAryan; August 1st, 2014 at 03:48 AM.

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    I think you may be making it too difficult I'm not familar with Kali - but if it uses the Ubuntu repositories you should be able to simply
    type the following command and install nvidia driver you need.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-<driver # you need for your card>
    Drivers that are available are Open source nouveau-firmware, (some have problems with this driver) bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia, nividia-173, nvidia-304 and nvidia-331.

    it would be helpful if we knew what nvidia card your machine is using.
    you can get that information from the command
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    and posting the results here.
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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    Use "sudo apt-get install nvidia-current" and let the installer figure out the correct version.
    If you ask for help, do not abandon your request. Please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    I just open the additional drivers app that comes with Ubuntu and do it through there. That is the easiest way I have found to install drivers.

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    root@HackerInside:~# 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 Device 1140 (rev a1)
    root@HackerInside:~#

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    do i need to delete then current version i have installed on my kali Linux. Also have removed nouveau what should i do to revert to what i have done in above commands(mentioned in question). Also i am using Kali would that create problem in giving ubuntu commands

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    Quote Originally Posted by nuts2 View Post
    I just open the additional drivers app that comes with Ubuntu and do it through there. That is the easiest way I have found to install drivers.
    I use that method as well, but functionally it is identical to running "sudo apt-get install nvidia-current" from the command prompt.
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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    It looks like you have Optimus/hybrid graphics. You cannot simply install the nvidia driver then, and you should ignore the previous suggestions. If you were running Ubuntu 14.04, you would either install bumblebee or nvidia-prime package.

    I have no idea how old Kali Linux is (probably older than Ubuntu 14.04 since it does not know the PCI ID of the Geforce 610M). At any rate, Kali is not supported on this forum (use Kali's forums).

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    Try this link. It's a tutorial on how to install NVIDIA drivers. His voice is REALLY weird but this is how I installed mine on ubuntu. Hopefully it works on your distro too. Just replace the driver version with the one you want. Basically you just need a repository.

    https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=1oKn8DHvOrk

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    Re: I have problem with NVIDIA graphic card driver

    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-As...s.87290.0.html
    Does your graphic card match that spec? If so, assuming kali works as ubuntu 12.10 or later add this ppa:
    Code:
      sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    if it works like 10.04 - 12.04 add this ppa:

    Code:
     sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    then:

    Code:
     sudo apt-get update
    last

    Code:
     sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
    To be sure, could you post specifically what NVIDIA card you´ve got?
    Last edited by s-l-425434; August 2nd, 2014 at 01:41 AM.

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