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#1 old

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:45 AM

Hey, I just dual booted Bodhi with Windows 10 on my laptop and I notice slow performance once I load up steam.

I am using a Bodhi 4.0.0 app pack 64-bit on my high-end gaming laptop.

Have any idea why it could possibly be freezing up?

It is a fresh install as well and I did the bodhi alongside windows option.

 

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#2 Jeff

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:11 AM

Have you installed the closed source nvidia drivers for your graphics card?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:39 AM

I probably should, can you send the commands here?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

This may get you started. 

 

http://askubuntu.com...how-do-i-run-it

 

I haven't had to get new nvidia drivers from scratch for a while, but I used to use jockey-gtk with great results.

 

I hope this helps...if you need more help, I can likely do some more digging.  For what it is worth, I am about to swap a nvidia card from my old system to my new and will have to complete the process myself.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

http://www.nvidia.co...load/index.aspx

 

http://us.download.n...talldriver.html

 

These may be the most updated instructions....should work for Bodhi.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

http://www.nvidia.co...load/index.aspx

 

http://us.download.n...talldriver.html

 

These may be the most updated instructions....should work for Bodhi.

Thanks. I found some NVIDIA drivers on a certain website that I think are version 3.31 proprietary drivers.
How should I install the updates?
Should I remove the old ones and update new ones, or just update over them?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:05 PM

I am trying to install the new ones for my system, but this happened.

 

bodhitop@zachattack:~$ cd /home/bodhitop/Downloads

bodhitop@zachattack:~/Downloads$ sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26.run

Verifying archive integrity... OK Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 375.26.....................................................................................................................................................

nvidia-installer: Error opening log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for writing (Permission denied); disabling logging.

 

I also get this error with it.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:44 PM

The command sudo gives you temporary root permissions for a task. So in your case instead of just "sh" use " sudo sh" 

It will ask for your password. When you type it in there will be nothing shown on screen, finish with ENTER to continue.

 

Enjoy,

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PS: Sudo should be used with care ! 



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:38 PM

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I restarted the computer as well as doing the sudo sh and I got this, what shall I do?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:10 PM

If I were you I would have 2 kernels available to boot from before starting a proprietary graphics driver update. That way if something goes awry with the update you can always boot to the other kernel.

Before you sudo sh your Nvidia file, do a 'sudo pill Xorg' to make sure X isn't running. Then you will have to be in a tty terminal ( do <ctrl + ALT + f2> ) to install your driver.

Edit: I have had mixed success with proprietary graphics drivers.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:26 AM

There are nvidia packages in the Ubuntu repositories that work as expected with Bodhi. No need to manually download and run scary files. A simple:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-367

 

Should do it. Works as expected on my two nvidia systems I run Bodhi on.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:02 PM

There are nvidia packages in the Ubuntu repositories that work as expected with Bodhi. No need to manually download and run scary files. A simple:
 

sudo apt-get install nvidia-367

Should do it. Works as expected on my two nvidia systems I run Bodhi on.

 

Ha!  Why have I been doing all of this extra work to get my drivers to work?  Granted I haven't had to install drivers from scratch for three years or so, but WOW!  This is way easier!  Thank you oh-wise-one-Jeff!

 

@old - I hope I did not lead you too astray :(


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 03:33 PM

There are nvidia packages in the Ubuntu repositories that work as expected with Bodhi. No need to manually download and run scary files. A simple:
 

sudo apt-get install nvidia-367

Should do it. Works as expected on my two nvidia systems I run Bodhi on.

I will try that when I get back on my laptop! Thanks jeff!

 

@oblio don't worry, I didn't check the Xorg since I didn't have time to mess with that. so all good!



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

The 367 actually made my performance worse. Before, I'd get 60-75 fps on CS:GO on 1024x768 stretched with lowered settings on the 331

Now I get 15-23 fps. would I have to restart my laptop to make it run better, or should I just somehow go back to using the 331?

What other suggestions do you have?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:48 AM

I'm confused at this point what your system looks like and how it got there. Your second post back implied you were running any closed source drivers - really you were running the 331 drivers? How did you install those drivers? Did you remove them before trying to install the official 367 packages?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:30 AM

I'm confused at this point what your system looks like and how it got there. Your second post back implied you were running any closed source drivers - really you were running the 331 drivers? How did you install those drivers? Did you remove them before trying to install the official 367 packages?

Okay, I was doing stuff with 375, then I found different drivers online. My apologies

I think the 367 drivers auto removed them. So, I don't think I removed them myself.

If I can remember where I got the 331 drivers, I might revert back to them.

Keep in mind, I am new to using bodhi (or any linux seriously), so I may usually ask alot of questions and just get confused.

 

I may have gotten it from this page, or another one.

http://www.bodhilinu...nvidia-drivers/



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

If you installed the drivers via the directions listed on that page you installed them the right way and installing the 367 drivers would have automatically removed the 331 drivers.

 

Also make sure you reboot or manually restart X between changing driver versions.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

If you installed the drivers via the directions listed on that page you installed them the right way and installing the 367 drivers would have automatically removed the 331 drivers.

 

Also make sure you reboot or manually restart X between changing driver versions.

Alrighty, I will try to remember that.







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