Ubuntu Gnome GTX 960 Support

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Wed Feb 17 04:52:10 UTC 2016



On 17/02/16 15:42, Ty Young wrote:
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>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 2:35 PM, Andrew Welch <welchandrew559 at gmail.com <mailto:welchandrew559 at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>>     On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Ty Young <bluesoviet at outlook.com> wrote:
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>>         Hello once again,
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>>         I'm going to be upgrading my graphics card from an GTX 750 TI to the GTX 960 and was wondering what support Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 has
>>         for it and what steps I would need to take to ensure that I don't run into any issues(black screen, for example).
>>
>>         If it matters at all, I currently have a small issue with my install of Ubuntu Gnome where the only driver that will work(Open Source
>>         or Nvidia's) is Nvidia's 361.28. I am also using the 4.4.1 kernel.
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>>         Assuming the "recovery" boot option still works, getting to a terminal to do the install for Nvidia's 361.28 driver isn't an issue.
>>         Its just any quirks that might occur that I'm worried about(like "recovery" boot option not working, if its even possible for that to
>>         happen due to a new GPU).
>>
>>         Thanks for any information or help!
>>
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>>     Best bet would be to keep the second graphics card incase the driver install doesn't want to work properly, but it looks like it's been
>>     working since Nvidia's 346.35 driver in 14.04 with Unity
>>     <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia-geforce-gtx960&num=2>, so you would think it would work with 15.10 and GNOME
>>     Shell.
>>
>>     Andrew Welch
>>     welchandrew559 at gmail.com <mailto:welchandrew559 at gmail.com>
>>
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> I hope your right.
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> The only reason I'm really concerned is because of the issues I've had with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on my GTX 750 TI. The Open Source graphics
> driver is unusable due to garbled text and signing in doesn't always work. The proprietary Nvidia driver has a bunch of minor issues as well
> such as Plymouth displaying in a low resolution or graphical glitches every time a game launches and goes fullscreen. Not the end of the
> world, but really annoying(the last one anyway, i have everything in xdiagnose enabled which apparently disabled Plymouth boot splash).
>
Right the open source support for tehe GTX750 is poor but the nvidia proprietry drivers are very solid. Nouveau won't have any GTX900 support
until 16.10

Plymouth graphic screen is disabled when running nvidia blobs since it can cause issues with the framebuffer, once nvidia switches to KMS
drivers soon, it can probably be re-enabled. If you have the graphics mode re-enabled on your system, you should revert back to text mode.

As for your upgrade just swap the cards out, it should just work. You will always have recovery console (and more than likely a fallback lowres
Xorg session).


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> On 02/16/2016 09:42 PM, Jackson Doak wrote:
>> I've been running a 970 on 15.10 and 16.04 for some time and it's working great.
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>
> Nice! No problems on your end then?
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