346.35 Errors on GeForce 765M

Environment: Ubuntu 14.10 - Nvidia 765M GPU - Intel HD Graphics 4600 - MSI GE60 Laptop

Hello guys,

I’ve tried to install the very latest driver from Nvidia this way:

  • purged xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and its dependency
  • blacklisted Nouveau driver by inserting /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf:
blacklist nouveau
blacklist lbm-nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off
  • updated 'initramfs": update-initramfs -u
  • rebooted
  • entered a non graphical environment at login with ctrl-alt-F1 and logged as root
  • stopped lightdm (display manager) with /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
  • launched sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.35.run
  • the distribution provided pre-install script failed, but I continued anyway.
  • verified that the Nvidia driver was loaded with lspci:
root@MSI-GE60-Ubuntu-14:-# lspci -vnn | grep NVidia -A 17
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GK106M [GeForce GTX 765M] [10de:11e2] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:10e0]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) 
    Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) 
    Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) 
    I/O ports at e000 
    Expansion ROM at f7000000 [disabled] 
    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 <?>
    Capabilities: [900] #19
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia

and with lsmod:

root@MSI-GE60-Ubuntu-14:-# lsmod | grep nvidia
nvidia               8366065  0
drm                   310919  4 i915,drm_kms_helper,nvidia
  • launched nvidia-xconfig
  • rebooted

With default xorg.conf: “The system is running in low-graphics mode”: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5fXyIn0-GDFaWdkMmFVc0hTcmc/view?usp=sharing
With modified xorg.conf:

Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"
Device "device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1080" "1024x768"

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5fXyIn0-GDFQlptdVNJZUFvNTg/view?usp=sharing

Also, nvidia-prime 0.6.7 is incompatible with my hardware.

I’ll post nvidia-bug-report.sh as soon as possible.

I have edited the previous post to add what happened during the installation: “the distribution provided pre-install script failed, but I continued anyway”
If I startx – -logverbose 6, I get a black screen with no CLI access.
I have provided:

It’s generally not a good idea to mix the .run package with your distribution’s built-in packages. I would recommend running nvidia-uninstall and then reinstalling the Ubuntu packages.

The particular problem in your bug report appears to be that the intel driver is in use but NVIDIA’s libGL library is installed. This is a symptom of not using the nvidia-prime package. What exactly goes wrong when you try to use it? You might have better luck directing your questions about that to an Ubuntu support forum.

What are you referring to here with the “distribution built-in packages”?

They have upgraded nvidia-prime package and I’m able to install it now.
I’ll try again to install 346.35.

I have a very similar notebook (an MSI GE60 2PE, with 860m) i had no problem with 343 driver series and bumblebee, but with 346 series i can’t load lightdm on my system (Ubuntu 14.10) i have always black screen, even without bumblebee but with nvidia driver only.
Here is my /var/log/Kern.log, you can see various nvidia module load warnings/errors!

nvidia 346.35 drivers kern.log:

nvidia 343.36 drivers kern.log:

how you can see in the 343 driver series log there are not nvidia warnings/errors!!
From what i can see there is something wrong inside nv-drm.c!

P.S. All drivers was installed form https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa using distribution packages, and kernel module was builded without errors nor warnings… I did also a try using the official nvidia.run package but the result was the same.

maybe you need the patch described in:

I did try to install 346.35 with nvidia-prime, but I got the following error in nvidia-prime-upstart.log:
Sorry but your hardware configuration is not supported