(I also posted this on the Mint forum)
I installed and am using Linux for the first time today, so please go easy on me =)
I was able to get my graphics card drivers installed (geforce gtx 960). Here’s what appears in the driver manager:
however at the top it also says" This device is using an alternate driver"
and at the bottom is says “No proprietary drivers are in use”.
Also if I open “NVIDIA X Server Settings” it shows: NVIDIA 346.47
My problem is that the GPU is not appearing as an option for me in Blender.
I tried blacklisting nouveau as that is what appears to be recommended everywhere (I followed the instructions here viewtopic.php?f=59&t=188008&p=976009&hilit=blacklist+nouveau#p976009) but that didn’t appear to do anything.
Any help would be appreciated. Please remember I am 1 day old to Linux =P
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca