I have an ASUS UX50V laptop. Both Linux Mint 18 32-bit and Linux Mint 18.1 64-bit identify the video card as "NVIDIA Corporation: G98M [GeForce G 105M]". https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/UX50V/specifications/ concurs with the 105M designation.
I add "ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa" as a software source, per https://johners.tech/2016/07/installing-the-latest-nvidia-graphics-drivers-on-linux-mint-18/, and then I see two nvidia options available to me:
- nvidia-304 (NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.134)
- nvidia-340 (NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.101)
Whenever I set it up to use either I get the following error message:
Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode.
Do you want to restart Cinnamon?
/var/log/Xorg.0.log for the 32-bit install with the 304.xx driver:
/var/log/Xorg.0.log for the 64-bit install with the 340.xx driver:
Both logs have the same two errors:
(EE) [drm] Failed to open DRM device for (null): -22 (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
I've tried both drivers and get the same result. Is the GeForce G 105M simply not supported? If so then why would Driver Manager list both as a suitable drivers?