I’m trying to get an Nvidia 970M working on a Linux Mint 18 laptop.
I’m trying this process:
sudo apt purge nvidia-* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get install nvidia-390
The drivers seem to be installed, however I normally check things like this by using
nvidia-smi. Currently I get
nvidia-smi: command not found. I’m not sure where I should expect
nvidia-smi to be installed in the process.
I’ve then installed the CUDA 9.1 toolkit from the NVIDIA download link. It complains that I have an unsupported configuration (CUDA 9.1 seems to support driver version 387), but I think I can ignore that.
I thought either the driver or the CUDA toolkit would install nvidia-smi. Am I wrong in that assumption?
Some additional info:
lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) DeviceName: Onboard IGD Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller Kernel driver in use: i915 -- 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M] (rev a1) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M] Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_390, nvidia_390_drm 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 13)