nvidiaLCD


Click on image above for larger size picture viewing, It is a image of a dual display Acer 19 inch monitor and a Targa LCD tv side by side with the help screens to install the NVidia 319 driver for the GeForce 8400 GS graphics card on Linux Mint 16.

The programs are show from the left is the NVidia X Server information screen, the second is a shell showing the command to install the driver ( apt-get install nvidia-319 ) and the last is the Driver Manager tool that comes with mint so you can select the driver you want.  When i started Mint i wasn't sure it was working because i didn't see the desktop in the second monitor before i knew it was spanning them across both :) and i couldn't launch the X-sERVER settings program as it linked to non existing program ( so i worked out i probably needed to build it against the new kernel ) ...... when you do the build correctly you should see these lines

apt-get install nvidia-319
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Recommended packages:
  nvidia-settings-319 nvidia-persistenced
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  nvidia-319
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 282 not upgraded.
Need to get 38.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 111 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/restricted nvidia-319 i386 319.32-0ubuntu7 [38.7 MB]
Fetched 38.7 MB in 3min 10s (204 kB/s)                                         
Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-319.
(Reading database ... 165163 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-319 (from .../nvidia-319_319.32-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for mime-support ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nvidia-319 (319.32-0ubuntu7) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-319/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib/XvMCConfig because associated file /usr/lib/nvidia-319/XvMCConfig (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libOpenCL.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-319/libOpenCL.so (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-319/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-319/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link group i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-319/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
INFO:Enable nvidia-319
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here
DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude
Loading new nvidia-319-319.32 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.11.0-12-generic
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 3.11.0-12-generic
Done.

nvidia_319:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.11.0-12-generic/kernel/drivers/char/drm/

depmod....

DKMS: install completed.
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
Warning: No support for locale: en_

Now look in the Driver Manager tool and you should be able to select the Nvidia 319 button now and click apply and it will install the modules into the system replacing your previous.  Now restart X or just reboot computer.

Oh and a issue was with the TV with chopping off a little of the bottom of the screen ( about the size of a Gnome button  or 30 pixels ), not Mint or Nvidia. For this Conia TV I had to choose Menu / Picture / Picture Options / Size / Just Scan (instead of 16:9).

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