I installed linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon on my Asus Rog G751JT with GTX 970m 3gb.
I have the working nvidia driver enabled and also installed nvidia modprobe. I’m using Nvidia 346 driver version I think. I was able to get cycles to work but only when I use Blender that came from the zip file downloaded from Blender.org site.
Although this my current work around of getting my gtx 970m to work with gpu rendering in cycles, I actually wanted to install blender through the software manager BUT for some reason, Blender doesn’t read the gpu for gpu rendering in cycles. Is there anyway to fix that?