Just as the subject states, I'm on an asus k53sd with a nvidia geforce 610m gpu and I'm not sure which drivers to install. I believe nvidia from the official repo is a necessary one but what else? There was also an intel based driver but I need to edit in what was since I can't remember.
Last edited by cj360 (2013-10-21 22:37:21)
Wow, can't believe I missies or ignored that. But trying to run nvidia-xconfig it says:
warning: unable to open/locate x configuration file. Xorg-server was not found in the pkg config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing "xorg-server.PC" to the pkg_config env variable. Error unable to write to directory '/etc/x11'.
Yet I've installed nvidia and its dependencies along with xorg and the dependencies the wiki recommends, and I got the error in your 2nd link. And my bios doesn't have a display section or any sort of options that part of the wiki recommends.
I have a similar onboard card and had lots of problems with newer driver. I recommend you to install the legacy version (304.xx).
I have a GeForce 9800GT with 325.15, and when I plugged it out (to test the onboard GF7125) the screen went crazy on openSUSE. Don't know about this issue on Arch though. Well, it's an old legacy card so you should install the legacy driver.
If it ain't broke, you haven't tweaked it enough...
I've only had this laptop for 2 years, didn't think it would become considered legacy that fast. 0_o
a GTX 610M is definitely not a legacy card. The 9800GT is, but yours definitely isn't. My laptop has a 480M, and still will be supported by the main drivers for a while. Even the 280 is still supported well in the latest drivers.
You are very likely using Optimus as pointed out by circleface. Especially as you mentionned using an Intel driver, I'm pretty sure you are on an Optimus laptop (like they almost all are since the past 3-4 years). Read this: Optimus and this Bumblebee. You need a special configuration to have it work, involving optirun and prismrun.
You probably don't really need nvidia-xconfig especially if using Bumblebee. I think it does that by itself when it starts so you don't need to configure the hidden xorg server.
Well, a 610m is a pretty weak card, as far as discrete video cards go. I'll assume that you have an intel HD 4000 on your laptop to go with the 610m. Since the intel chip outperforms the 610m in a few benchmarks, it is probably your best bet to install the opensource intel drivers and go from there if you want to save yourself the trouble.
Last edited by ssri (2013-10-20 07:22:52)
Thanks everyone for the help, from the bumblebee page I was able to setup and get the display drivers running.