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How to get the version of my nvidia driver?

I tried using cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version but it says the file does not exist. Is there any alternative way to do that? I tried to look manually for that file, but I couldn't find it. I also ...
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Have to reinstall NVidia driver on every reboot

I am having an issue with my Nvidia driver after the latest update. Now, Every time I reboot the machine there is some conflict between two different version and I have to reinstall the driver before ...
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Fedora 23 installation - nouveau issue

I downloaded Fedora 23 and created a bootable USB following the official guide. When I boot from USB the system starts loading and the "F" icon completes. Immediately after that I get into console ...
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How to get Debian Jessie to use the nvidia proprietary driver?

I followed the instructions in the Debian wiki to install the nvidia proprietary graphics driver on Debian Jessie via backports. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, the X server will not use the ...
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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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VAAPI or VDPAU which one is a newer Tech?

I wanted to compile a variant of mplayer and came across these options: VAAPI VDPAU. I once read somewhere that one of these is for the newer graphic cards (like new gforce GT) and overlaps the ...
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OpenBSD, NVIDIA, and Xorg

I've installed OpenBSD 5.2 i386 on my desktop however I hit a wall when it came to running X at my native resolution (1920x1200). All of the hardware is working normally except for the video card: an ...
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Hopelessly stuck on making Nvidia Driver work on Debian

Before I posted question here, I'd been hacking around for the solution for my problem, but none of them worked. Here is my situation. I had a Win7 OS before I put a Debian Squeeze on it, now I got a ...
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NVidia driver for the 3.2.9 kernel

I upgraded the kernel on my OpenSUSE 12.1 64bit from 3.1.9 to 3.2.9, and when I rebooted, X-windows refused to start, and I got into shell. I tried to run it manually with startx, but still no good. ...
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nVidia proprietary driver

I successfully installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run on my Debian Squeeze desktop but I do not see /var/log/nvidia-installer.log clearly stating which file(s) have been added/replaced. Does anybody ...
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How to simulate GPU hardware failure?

I'm doing some research that has to do with GPGPU resilience with NVIDIA graphics cards and I've been looking for a way to, as accurately as possible, simulate hardware failure. I know about ...
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Why is Nouveau working so badly for me? System keeps freezing

As an intermediate Linux user, I decided to try Arch Linux (having only experience with Ubuntu before, 3 years ago), and everything was going well until the part where I tried to get a graphical ...
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Multiple screens on one physical monitor

I've recently bought one large monitor to replace my two smaller ones. I use i3 and as it turns out I miss the screen switching mechanism in a big way. Is it possible to configure X11 to split my one ...
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Multi Nvidia GPU overclocking for computations (CUDA)

I have seen in forums and manuals that you have to add Option "Coolbits" "value" to xorg.conf or similar files. I have been able to get this working for the first GPU, the one rendering the ...
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and doesn'...
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Linux mint 17 cinnamon freezes after installing nvidia drivers?

I Have Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon installed in my Laptop. I Have Nvidia GForce 610M Graphic. After installing Nvidia Drivers my Linux 17 Frequently Freezes Lot of Time. Every time it Freezes , I must ...
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How can I get 1080p to work on my TV with HDMI using xrandr?

I'm using Arch Linux on a small HTPC called an Xtreamer, which has an Nvidia GT218/ION graphics card and HDMI out. My television is an Orion DL40-71BK (manual, note everything's in Japanese). HDMI ...
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Script to find the default Desktop Environment?

Assume a Linux Desktop Environment system is installed. When powered on and credentials entered, whatever Desktop Environment is started i would consider the default Desktop Environment. The user may ...
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Twinview: 2 monitors difference resolutions with NVIDIA

I'm successfully using twinview to drive 2 monitors for my home theatre computer (one in the case, one projector). I recently upgraded my projector and now the two screens have vastly different ...
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dual-head with NVidia Quadro FX3450/4000 on Centos 6.2

I am having troubles setting up dualhead with an NVidia Quadro FX3450/4000 card with Centos 6.2. The driver is installed from ELRepo. I set up twinview with nvidia-settings (and checked /etc/X11/xorg....
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Fedora 23 hangs on reboot/poweroff [nvidia.ko NULL pointer derereference]

This seems to be pretty random, it's been happening for ages and I update everything pretty regularly. Sometimes reboot and poweroff works just fine, and pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes a while, ...
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Select graphics card

Is there a way too to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics. I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to ...
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User-based GPU priority

I have a computer running Linux (Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x64), where I use the CUDA toolkit to perform some computations on some Nvidia GPUs. I share the computer with a few other users. How can I define ...
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Multi GPU Supercomputer

I have a supermicro server running ubuntu server 14.04, and I would like to install a Quadro 400 (for display) a Nvidia GTX 295 and a Nvidia K80 however, when I install the driver for the K80 the ...
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Huge battery drain during suspend to ram - 12%/hour - nvidia card doesn't turn off

UPDATE: So I tracked down the issue. It seems the nvidia card powers up right before suspend. This is expected bbswitch behaviour: [ 4195.214014] bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics But for ...
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Debian 7.7 PPC (iMac G4) - switch from nouveau to nv driver

I'm trying to get some flavour of Linux going on an old iMac G4/800 with NV11 video hardware. So far I've tried Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7.7. All face the following common issues: I ...
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Mesa works, but unable to start Xserver and GUI with nvidia driver and nvidia-xconfig generated configuration file

I'm using Manjaro OS based on Arch Linux. So I can switch between gfx drivers using sudo mhwd-gpu --setgl [mesa/nvidia] command. But I'm unable to tap my gfx card, because of of wrong Xorg ...
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Prevent dom0 IGP from being VGA-passed-through to HVM host with Xen4.4

Usually people want to VGA-passthrough their IGP, and there are a lot of documentation out there. However I don't want my IGP passed-through to the domU as it serves my dom0, only my secondary card (...
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Why does startx give a black screen, with no errors?

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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Unable to get NVidia 9600GT working with Kubuntu 14.04

Problem: Nvidia drivers are not loading Hardware: Dell T110 Graphics Card root@madeye:~# lspci | grep VGA 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1) ...
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Using nvidia-settings over ssh

Now the new nvidia-driver has implemented CoolBits for the newer graphics cards I'm attempting to control fan/clock speed over ssh. When attempting to run anything with nvidia-settings via ssh I get ...
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Lost control of the windows sent to monitor on HDMI, which xrandr doesn’t detect

I have set two monitors—one is a usual monitor, and the second one is an HDMI TV. The configuration is done in a single xorg.conf file. The problem is that the second display seem to be working, i.e. ...
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Window contents disappear after maximizing

Window contents usually disappear after Maximizing them! Especially Firefox. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Vaio Z56 laptop (graphics card: nVidia GeForce 9300M GS). I've read this question before and ...
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Lower resolution of LVDS-0 in different aspect-ratio nVidia

I am trying to clone 2 displays. I have a laptop with 1440x900 resolution and an external monitor with 1024x768 resolution. I want the laptop screen to show the same as the external monitor however, ...
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openSUSE 11.4 doesn't wake up from suspend to ram, sometimes doesn't logout

I have openSUSE 11.4 on a vaio S series laptop, using KDE, and it is nearly up-to-date. Everything was fine but after an update (whose details I can't remember), these problems appeared: Nearly ...
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Is my laptop's overheating issue CPU (Dual Core i5) or GPU (Nvidia 320M) related, and can I fix it in Linux Mint?

I've had the same problem in both Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 15. I've tried taking my Acer laptop apart (no mean feat for a noob like me) and cleaned and resat the GPU and CPU heatsinks and fan (...
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Fedora won't boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I followed this tutorial about Nvidia drivers installation and I accidentally forget to do 5th point (disabling nouveau drivers), so now I can't boot my system. I know I am idiot but is there anything ...
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stop Xserver in Xubuntu 11

I want to shutdown my X to be able to install proprietary NVidia driver, but I couldn't find out how. There are some suggestions that didn't work for me. I neither have /etc/init.d/gdm nor /etc/init....
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Monitoring a GPU cluster

I have 10 servers running on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Each server has a few Nvidia GPUs. I am looking for a monitoring program that would allow me to view the GPU usage on all servers at a glance.
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Is it possible to run Steam games using optirun?

I am using Bumblebee on OpenSuse 13.1 on my Intel HD4600 / Nvidia GTX 860M combo. Steam games seems to lag a bit, when using primusrun. (vblank_mode=0 primusrun) Testing both primusrun and optirun ...
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Remove nouveau driver (nvidia) without rebooting

I have a Ubuntu Version here, that is started from USB as a Live version. I do not want to install it on hdd, because it would be too much for only testing a small thing on Ubuntu. So I started ...
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How to disable Nouveau on Fedora 18?

I want to install the proprietary Nvidia driver. Downloaded it from here. I have the 64-bit one. However, when I try to install it, I can't because the Nouveau driver is already there. I have spend ...
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What is the GPU driver I am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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PCIe Bus Error filling logs FAST

Something is wrong with my system and this error is showing up in syslog and kern.log at the rate of several thousand times per second. The fact that it's listed as corrected makes me think it's ...
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Nvidia Geforce GTX 860M video card not recognized by Linux

I have a new laptop by Asus Republic Of gamers. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this laptop but now there is a problem with the video card not being even recognized by the system. In Bios there is ...
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X has blank screen but clearly runs

At my last reboot X started but blacked the screen. When logging into the system remotely all processes seem to be running just fine (e.g. Firefox is automatically started), so X is clearly running, ...
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Nvidia HDMI audio not visible on system

I recently installed Arch Linux on my pc. I'm using a Nvidia GTX 660 Ti connected to a receiver over HDMI. I can't get audio to work over this HDMI connection. Next to my video card I have an onboard ...
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How can I move framebuffer or X screen relative position?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I had fixed boot screen using this nice solution. Since that time I have been looking for the way to move framebuffer in virtual console slightly to the right ...
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Cannot rotate screen with xrandr

OS: Linux Mint The output of inxi -xG: Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 440] bus-ID: 02:00.0 X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: vesa (unloaded: fbdev) Resolution: 800x600@0.0hz ...