Do You Run Linux With a Powerful Graphics Card?
Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:20 PM
Thanks guys, for the clues. I just copy/pasted the text in the first post of that to /etc/sources.list, reloaded, and now have the stuff I needed.
However, I don't think this apt-get is laid out quite the same as in older versions [?] of synaptic; the few sources it couldn't find were not inside the original sources.list file, it was empty. Believe that gets built dynamically in this version of Mint from the content of files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d. After having forced the content, when I started synaptic it complained about two source.list files -- but then it worked well enough.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:36 PM
$ sudo updatedb --> wait a bit... $ locate sources.list --> output of all instances of files by that name on your system.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:59 AM
Of course a major upgrade couldn't go without some minor niggles. When I first booted the text was appearing at about 3 times previous size and fuzzy. A little searching and I set the new HDMI input on the monitor to "PC" and the fuzz was fixed. Apparently the system was getting incorrect EDID DPI info from the monitor although it was fine with the old VGA input. Manually setting it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf was the solution:-
Section "Device" Identifier "Device 0" Driver "nvidia" Option "UseEdidDpi" "False" Option "DPI" "82 x 82" EndSectionI found the correct DPI using the nifty DPI Calculator at http://pxcalc.com/
Lastly the audio was now coming out of the measly monitor speakers instead of the nice big ones. I had to blacklist the driver for the graphics card sound by creating /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist with this content:-
blacklist snd-hda-intelthen reset the default card in Phonon and things are almost back to normal.
It wasn't quite this hard in Windows7 but I haven't checked the audio yet. I just downloaded the latest Nvidia driver (160 MB! ), installed and it was OK. Now to install the Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition (with Episodes From Liberty City) that I got from the local game shop on sale for cheap.
Today's subliminal thought is:
Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:05 AM
Comhack.com/CNI Radio/Linux User #363317/G+/Configs
"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain." -George Orwell, 1984
Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:10 PM
Edited by crp, 07 August 2012 - 12:11 PM.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:45 AM
I am not a gamer so I'm happy. Resolution and clarity are excellent.
Registered Linux User 445659
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users