September 22, 2019, 09:52:02 AM

Author Topic: Linux (solved)  (Read 1178 times)

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Linux (solved)
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:52:36 PM »
Just installed Linux (Mint) yesterday on a spare drive and all seems to working ok - but I'm running in software mode and can't seem to get into hardware accelerated mode - any ideas?

Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).

Driver Manager shows Nvidia 384 Driver, but makes no difference when selected.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Qube

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2115
Re: Linux
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 07:22:23 PM »
Is any of the info in these links of use? :

https://mintguide.org/system/802-install-the-nvidia-driver-384-on-linux-mint.html

http://www.howtoeverything.net/linux/hardware/installing-nvidia-drivers-in-linux-mint

I note that the 2nd link makes reference to :

Quote
- THIS STEP IS CRITICAL: after the installation is finished execute the following command: sudo nvidia-xconfig

- nvidia-xconfig creates a xorg.conf file that tells the kernel which driver to use. Other drivers don't need this config file anymore so it has to be created. Also the installation of the driver ends with the message that the nouveau driver is still active and the easiest solution is to just reboot, without this step you'll end up with system without a graphical interface. If you are allready at that point, just login and enter sudo nvidia-xconfig now
Until the next time...

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 07:33:01 PM »
Thanks Qube I'll take a look.

I now have sound codecs working for YouTube and general sound.  Just feeling my way around Linux at the mo.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 01:15:48 PM »
Using the first link: 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa' enables Driver Manager to show more Nvidia Driver versions now - and none of them work.

Hmm I thought driver problems were a thing of the past on Linux these days.   :(
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline iWasAdam

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1243
Re: Linux
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 01:43:31 PM »
this is a good place to start with a new system:
enter from command line:
sudo apt-get install g++-multilib libopenal-dev libpulse-dev libsdl2-dev

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 05:22:42 PM »
Thanks Adam, the dev stuff there should come in handy when I get this software mode problem fixed.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Qube

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2115
Re: Linux
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 05:51:40 PM »
Did sudo nvidia-xconfig run OK?
Until the next time...

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 05:54:52 PM »
I haven't had a chance to look at your second link yet Qube.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 06:37:12 PM »
ok what's the deal with installing Linux to an external drive?

I put it on a USB Stick as a test, but I've now bought a USB 3, 1Tb External Drive (for portability amongst other reasons).

It seems that putting Linux on a USB Stick is the way to go before you install to hard drive?  Is that really the way to go?  Why can't you simply install to a new hard drive and multi-boot?
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Qube

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2115
Re: Linux
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 09:04:14 PM »
Quote
It seems that putting Linux on a USB Stick is the way to go before you install to hard drive?  Is that really the way to go?  Why can't you simply install to a new hard drive and multi-boot?
I don't know if it's changed recently but the method I remember was... You burn the ISO to a USB stick ( via something like Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie ) or DVD and this creates a Linux Live DVD / USB - You boot off the USB / DVD and then install to your external hard drive.
Until the next time...

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 09:08:31 PM »
Yeah it seems so.  I've got Linux working that way by using the software at 'https://www.pendrivelinux.com/', now I have a spare drive to write too.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2018, 02:47:34 PM »
Linux Mint 19 just came out so I re-installed to USB.

Linux now runs in hardware accelerated mode  :D It even recognised my graphics card and suggested the correct driver from the Driver Manager.

I'll install to the drive I've bought at some stage.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Qube

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2115
Re: Linux
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 02:48:25 PM »
Glad it's all working \o/ ( bloody linux madness :P )
Until the next time...

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 02:50:58 PM »
lol cheers Qube  ;D
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz

Offline Steve Elliott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2000
Re: Linux
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 03:33:15 PM »
Now switched from a USB Stick to a 1 Tb Hard Drive Linux Setup, and a dual boot choice of Windows 10 or Linux Mint.
Windows 10, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
MacOS Mojave, 64-bit, 8Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 2.3 Ghz, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB.
Linux Mint 19.1, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, CPU Intel i5, 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2Gb).
Raspbian Buster, pi4 4Gb RAM,1.5Ghz