[SOLVED] Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem
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Offline gregorylock

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[SOLVED] Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem
« on: June 05, 2021, 08:04:07 PM »
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System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-74-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
           base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends
           v: 3805 date: 05/16/2018
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6600K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 27999
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 390.143 bus ID: 01:00.0
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.143 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 00:1f.3
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM107 High Definition Audio [GeForce 940MX] vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus ID: 01:00.1
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-74-generic
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.16 GiB used: 69.65 GiB (29.2%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A240G size: 223.57 GiB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Glide size: 14.59 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 204.39 GiB used: 66.44 GiB (32.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 14.90 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 34 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40%
Info:      Processes: 218 Uptime: 12m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 1.59 GiB (10.2%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38

I've been using Linux Mint 20.1 xfce since December of 2020.  One of the problems I ran into is with the Nvidia drivers.  For some reason they recommend nvidia-driver-460.  That driver does not work for me at all.  It slows down the xfce desktop to a crawl and the mouse jumps around.  If I run nvidia-driver-390 everything works ok.  I tested the video card under Windows and was running nvidia 466 without a problem.  I decided to try Xubuntu 20.04 and got the same problem as with Linux Mint XFCE.  I decided to try Pop! OS  the funny thing is, under Pop! OS the 460 driver worked just fine!  I'm suspecting that there is some kind of conflict between Xfce and the Latest Nvidia drivers.

I've been writing about this on the Linux Mint forums.  But nobody has offered to help me.  https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=350367&sid=409fd46ce55fc6f6a513c36038604804
« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 07:51:20 AM by gregorylock »
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Re: Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem (Update 06/05/21)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 11:33:33 PM »
I just got done testing the following OSes on the Nvidia 460 driver.

Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon Tested Good.
Linux Mint 20.1 Mate Tested Bad.

Ubuntu 20.04 Tested Good.
Ubuntu 20.04 Mate Tested Good.
Xubuntu 20.04 Tested Bad.

POP! OS Tested Good.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2021, 02:07:55 PM by gregorylock »
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Re: Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem (Update 06/06/21)
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 02:49:36 PM »
I recently had to fix the driver version numbers.  My stupid dyslexia kicked in and I didn't notice that I was transposing the version numbers.  It's frustrating because I always proof read my posts before posting.  Yet I was doing this over and over again, and yet I couldn't see it happening until someone on the Linux Mint forums pointed it out to me.

I made some screen shots.

In Linux Mint 20.1 XFCE the 460 driver does not work.



In Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon the 460 driver does work.



In Windows 10 the 466 driver works.  That's even higher then the 460 driver recommended in Linux!

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Re: Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem (Update 06/06/21)
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 07:37:33 AM »
That's even higher then the 460 driver recommended in Linux!
I am still awaiting the day when FOSS drivers will perform as good as or even better than the proprietary ones... I can dream, can't I?
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Re: Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem (Update 06/06/21)
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 07:49:30 AM »
Yeah we can dream.  If Nvidia ever open sources their drivers I think things will get better for those us who use Nvidia hardware.

I don't have time to write the full reply that I want.  Last night we got this problem solved.  You can read about it on the Linux Mint Forums.  I'm currently running the Nvidia 465 Driver.

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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] Driver Problem
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 11:05:42 AM »
I am still awaiting the day when FOSS drivers will perform as good as or even better than the proprietary ones... I can dream, can't I?

Yep. Interesting how things works out!
 My 750Ti is now 5 years old, always on nouveau. I got it for it's 4 ports to replace an AMD 3 port. Seemed like a good decision at the time. I am days away from reversing the choice. The very AMD that came out is going back in and the nvidia is destined for the auction (4GB 4 port).

 I learned that my ancient quadro FX1500 does as well as the 750, sad. The radeon and amdgpu have matured, while nouveau has simply aged. Life is too short to chase after nvidia's, or anything that breaks every other upgrade.

 I became enchanted with the ability to dynamically assign a gpu during runtime. This is really how it should be! Nouveau and Radeon xorg foss drivers can do this. As of yet amdgpu can't, so this changed the destiny of my triple amdgpu monster for all OS's.

 Luckily I'm not much of a gamer. My favorite of all time Descent runs on Linux better than anywhere else. Those oddball amd Sky gpu's have drivers for everything, even with 4GB ECC vram they run 32 bit XP! That 4GB 750Ti has 32 bit drivers, but they choke with 4GB, so bad choice...