nvidia-current driver did not work no my gt 555m card

Bug #994895 reported by Yusuf on 2012-05-04
This bug affects 2 people
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04

i have an Asus N55sf, it has Nvidia Gt555m optimus display card.

Addtional drivers can not detec any additional driver. After installed 12.04, ubuntu uses nouveau drivers.

I installed nvidia-current from repo.

When looked jockey-text --list for looking additional drivers after install nvidia-current:

kmod:nvidia_current - nvidia_current (Proprietary, Enabled, Not in use)
kmod:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)

and after this, lspci -v show this:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
 !!! Unknown header type 7f

All of is that, there is not any kernel module info.

  Installed: 295.40-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 295.40-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 295.40-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://tr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/restricted amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I installed bumblebee 3. I am waiting your helps, thanks.

Yusuf (yusuf2) wrote :

cat /proc/version_signature
Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14


sudo lspci -vnvn > lspci-vnvn.log
pcilib: sysfs_read_vpd: read failed: Connection timed out

You need to purge the nvidia drivers and let bumblebee install them for use with optirun command. There's a reason that jockey does not offer nvidia drivers for Optimus systems...

Yusuf (yusuf2) wrote :

thanks for reply, i did. But the output of lspci -v is same, like:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
 !!! Unknown header type 7f

output of "optirun lspci -v" is:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 2050
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
 Memory at da000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
 Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
 Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
 I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
 [virtual] Expansion ROM at dc000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
 Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
 Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
 Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
 Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
 Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
 Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
 Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
 Kernel driver in use: nvidia
 Kernel modules: nvidia_current, nouveau, nvidiafb

And i can see the increase of fps, when run "optirun glxspheres" instead of "glxspheres"

Am i using the nvidia-current driver correctly?

And, i cant hdmi output, unfortunetely.

bugbot (bugbot) on 2012-05-31
tags: added: precise
Amir Eldor (amireldor) wrote :

Hello, also an ASUS N55SF at my possession. I've installed bumblebee from the PPA and the issue seems to be resolved.
There seems to be no more crazy heat coming out of the air vents and by running `optirun nexuiz` it ran smoothly and nicely as opposed to running `nexuiz` which was a bit choppy (using the Intel driver I persume).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bruno Pagani (b-pagani) wrote :

I've marked this bug as Invalid since there Optimus issue is not specific to this computer and already covered everywhere, and since this is only a support request to make Bumblebee work.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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