NVIDIA 960m graphics card not being used – Update 29th June 2017.

Despite thinking I had this NVIDIA 960m graphics card issue solved, I noticed the ASUS laptop was not using the NVIDIA card and was using the Intel driver.

An additional search found this article which nailed my issue and I can confirm the laptop is now using the 960m graphics card properly.

In essence – do this :-

sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime
sudo prime-select nvida
sudo reboot

I recently bought an ASUS N552VW, removed Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu. This is a very quick summary.

I faced the following immediate and persistent problems:-

  1. Low resolution – unable to change
  2. Login loop after installing latest and various earlier NVIDIA drivers.

I followed a lot of solutions which had been successful for some people, but ultimately failed for me.

Finally I installed Bodhi, based on this post here.

The display was recognised at the correct resolution and the system is working fine. Enlightenment/ Moksha is not for me and I have now managed to install ubuntu-desktop as the manager.

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