Linux noob with a GeForce GTX 1060

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    Hey everyone!

    I’m running into a few issues with my graphics card working on my linux mint operating system.
    I am running the AR Sandbox software on the following hardware:

    iBUYPOWER – Desktop
    Intel Core i7
    16GB Memory
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    120GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive

    I downloaded and installed latest Linux distribution:

    LinuxMint 18.1 Serena

    We’ve followed the step by step instructions and keep on getting the same error messages every time we try to run the Sandbox program:

    Caught exception GLContext: GLX extension not supported on display :0 while initializing rendering window 0
    Caught exception Vrui::startDisplay: Could not create all rendering windows while initializing rendering windows

    We followed the instructions in the video to the T and we are trying to use the following driver:

    Version 375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

    We are able to get the topographical map to display correctly (after much calibration) but only on the default open source driver provided by Linux. As everyone here knows the graphics capabilities are not enough to produce the water simulator and rain maker generation which is a big part of the Sandbox build.

    In my research I have found that nvidia graphics cards are difficult to run compatibly with Linux software and I was wondering if there were other open source material I could install to help run the software correctly. I have invested a lot of time into researching Bumble Bee and Primus but I am having a difficult time in implementing these because unlike this forum there are really no step by step instructional videos on how to install them.

    If anyone knows anything about nvidia graphics cards and could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

    All the Best,



    I don’t think your problem is with the Nvidia – I’m using a (Palit version) GTX GeForce GTX 1070 with the same drivers you have running on Serena using an i5 and the same memory with no issues. From the error you show, it looks very much like the issue raised in using a Kinect v2 rather than the basic v1…. hope that helps
    River Web Trust

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