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#1 2014-11-14 21:11:38

delvi932905
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Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Hi, I read  arch Wiki to check what driver I must install for my nvidia geforce 680 and 760M but I don't understand what is the right driver. Can you say me what is the right driver?

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#2 2014-11-14 21:23:48

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Determine the necessary driver version for your card by visiting NVIDIA's driver download site


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#3 2014-11-14 21:54:35

delvi932905
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

So I must install nvidia-340xx?

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#4 2014-11-14 21:55:17

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Yup.

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#5 2014-11-14 22:06:22

delvi932905
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

What is the differenze between nvidia driver and nvidia-340xx driver?

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#6 2014-11-14 22:15:49

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

The former supports newest hardware, the latter slightly older. It's a different binary. It's a closed-source binary-only driver, so nobody can tell you what exactly is different.

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#7 2014-11-14 22:16:29

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

@karol: Actually, you're wrong. 340xx is a legacy driver, delvi932905's cards aren't legacy, so no need to use a legacy driver.

@delvi932905: The mainline driver, nvidia, is for you. What exactly is unclear on the wiki? I'm asking because I don't think this could be written any clearer:

        For GeForce 400 series cards and newer [NVCx and newer], install the nvidia or nvidia-lts package, available in the official repositories.
        For GeForce 8000/9000 and 100-300 series cards [NV5x, NV8x, NV9x and NVAx] from around 2006-2010, install the nvidia-340xx or nvidia-340xx-lts package, available in the official repositories.
        For GeForce 6000/7000 series cards [NV4x and NV6x] from around 2004-2006, install the nvidia-304xx or nvidia-304xx-lts package, available in the official repositories.

You have 680 and 760M, so clearly the first line - 400 and newer - applies to you.

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#8 2014-11-14 22:29:06

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Gusar, did you check the nvidia website? The wiki may be out of date, upstream shouldn't be.

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#9 2014-11-14 22:53:20

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Ah, there's something I missed - 340xx currently also serves as Nvidia's "long-lived branch" in addition to being a legacy driver for 8000/9000/100/200/300 cards.

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#10 2014-11-14 23:02:05

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

The wiki needs to be updated, but I have no idea what's up with the beta driver etc.
Let's continue this discussion in the wiki talk page.

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#11 2014-11-14 23:11:57

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

No, there's no need to update anything. That part I quoted is fully correct, install packages as listed there depending on which card you have. The long-lived branch isn't packaged by Arch, so I think adding anything about it to the wiki would only confuse rather than help. Those three lines are the only relevant ones, following them you're guaranteed to get the correct driver.

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#12 2014-11-14 23:35:52

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

I think OP's cards fall into 'GeForce 400 series cards and newer', but he should install the driver that we list as 'For GeForce 8000/9000 and 100-300 series cards'.
What am I missing here?

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#13 2014-11-14 23:49:19

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Why do you think he should install 340xx?

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#14 2014-11-15 00:08:34

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

I went to nvidia website and picked his hardware from the dropdown list: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe … 9412/en-us

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#15 2014-11-15 00:19:02

Gusar
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Yeah, that form seems to favor the long-lived branch instead of mainline. But we're Arch, we're bleeding edge. So we use mainline.

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#16 2014-11-15 00:22:38

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Let's try again.

One part of our wiki tells the user to go to the nvidia website and thus OP will install nvidia-340xx.
Another part of the wiki says he should just use the nvidia driver.

I think the wiki should be edited so that the user knows which driver he should install.

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#17 2014-11-15 00:38:22

Gusar
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Hmm, yeah, I see it now. I'd say drop point 2 entirely, point 3 is more than enough.

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#18 2014-11-15 02:24:18

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

I have a GeForce GTX 670MX and I installed version 343.22, but Nvidia web site proposes version 340.48


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#19 2014-11-15 02:28:27

karol
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Does the version you installed work?

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#20 2014-11-15 02:41:52

TheSaint
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Definitely no prob smile


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#21 2014-11-15 08:00:54

delvi932905
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Ok, so I just have to install the nvidia package not the nvidia-340xx package

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#22 2014-11-15 12:04:23

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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

I do believe that the installer will probe your card to check whether the drivers are suitable.
If you are in doubt, just make a disk backup, it's easy to go back, and try that driver. In case of wrong you try the second option, once you've resume your backup.


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#23 2014-11-15 18:44:12

delvi932905
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Re: Driver nvidia geforce 680 and 760M

Ok thanks for your help

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