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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: nvidia fan control with cool bits
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:14:57 pm »
I owe so much more.  :)

User Submitted Tutorials / nvidia fan control with cool bits
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:49:15 pm »
Hello Peppermint and nvidia users. I'm not a linux expert or programmer. I do like to tinker and linux is a great platform to tinker. Over the last few years I have taken from the community. I thought that I could give back in some small measure by sharing my results of an issue that I resolved with nvidia fan speed control. My gpu fan never seems to turn on. Temps are never what i would consider to be too high but electronics last longer when they are keep cool. I am a lite gamer. The following is what I did to get a continuous fan speed.

I need to give credit to these two sources.

1. Installed proprietary nvidia gpu drivers.
2. Added nvidia-xconfig file
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$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
3. Add fan control to nvidia config file.
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$ sudo nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=4
4. Add a file called "nvidia-fan-speed.desktop". Create with the following content with a text editor and put in the hidden directory /home/"YourUserName"/.config/autostart/
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[Desktop Entry]
Exec=nvidia-settings -a "[gpu:0]/GPUFanControlState=1" -a "[fan:0]/GPUTargetFanSpeed=30"
5. The example above gives a fan speed of 30%. You can change to any percentage.
6. You can check your result if you check the "Thermal Settings" in the "NVIDIA X Server Settings" application.
7. If you prefer command line.
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$ nvidia-settings
8. There is a warning that cool-bits could cause system damage and void warranties. I'm not overclocking or changing GPU voltages. I'm just applying some cooling. Use at your own risk.

I hope this saves someone some time if you want some control over your GPU fan.


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue [Solved}
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:44:28 pm »
Thank you PCNetSpec. I followed your directions to reload the driver and my login is working properly. Also I would like to give a thank you to Zeb for his sound advice too.


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 26, 2018, 05:38:00 pm »
Hello Zeb.

 I haven't added a lot of packages yet.  Just virtual box and powerline. Modified my .bashrc for neofetch and powerline.  Also enabled drm for Netflix in Firefox. That is all i can remember. I've been out of town for a while.

Hello PCNetSpec.

I will try the nvidia 396 driver.

Sorry for the trouble. I like Peppermint very much!

Thank You


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 25, 2018, 08:51:20 pm »
I'm sorry to report that this issue has started to happen again. Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 still works to get me to a working desktop.

Thank you Peppermint team.


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System:    Host: andromeda Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8P67 PRO v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 3602 date: 11/01/2012
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 5900 MHz 1: 1648 MHz 2: 1648 MHz 3: 1648 MHz
           4: 1648 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
           version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GP107GL High Def. Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-29-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (6.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 49G used: 5.4G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 865G used: 52G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 37C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 789.9/7944.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:33:37 pm »
Hello to all the wonderful people connected to Peppermint Linux. I installed the 4.15.0-29-generic kernel and now my issue has been resolved. Thank You again. this issue can be marked  solved.


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:01:31 am »
We are currently working on a solution.  We should have a nVidia card soon to try and work out exactly what is happening.   For the moment just continue to use this method until we can report back.

Sorry it's not ideal.

Regards Zeb...

Will do. Thank you Zeb.


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:42:34 am »
Thank you Zeb

I am having a similar problem with nVidia. When you get to a non working screen

Can you try Ctrl+ Alt +F2 and then right after Ctrl+Alt + F7 (don't wait for anything to happen just one after the other)

Does this get you back to a working desktop ?

Regards Zeb...

I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7. This did give me a working desktop! Any thoughts as to what the problem is?


Hardware / Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:45:39 pm »
Thanks for the response alynur.  I had the driver installed. i installed with

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sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
nvidia-driver-390 (390.48-0ubuntu3) is installed

i created the config file with

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# sudo  nvidia-xconfig

i then added configurations to the nvidia-xconfig file with

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sudo nvidia-settings

It seems that the lightdm greeter is not running properly. I'm basically a google warier noob. i'm not afraid to tinker under the hood.

Thank you

Hardware / nvidia proprietary driver issue [Solved}
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:38:02 pm »
After installing Peppermint 9 I installed the most resent proprietary nvidia driver for my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. I get one or two good boots into my desktop. At some point when I log into to my account i get to a black screen with a mouse pointer. the session never finishes loading. I can get to a tty session and shut down. I've tried three re installs and my iso passes its checksum. I have no problems with 16 based and 17 based Ubuntu systems. Also no problem with arch based systems. Does any one have any suggestions? Do I need to wait for Peppermint 9 to mature a little. I will miss my pep!

Thank you.

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