Unknown Display with recognised Nvidia chip

Hi there. New to Zorin OS (16, Core), I need some help with my G73Sw display.

I have an ASUS G73Sw with a Nvidia GTX460M MXM. Zorin OS 16 has the GF drivers installed, however my display is "Unknown Display" and therefore, stuck on 800x600. This is rather annoying when one is used to being able to read two pages in a document side-by-side at 1080p.

I am currently still using Windoze 10, however I see no use for buying a new compie when Win 10 support ends, just to be able to run an updated windoze skin with added spyware.

Can anybody give me advice on how to get the display recognised. As I said, the Nvidia chip is recognised, it is the display itself that is not recognised.

Here is my inxi -faz result:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F
L2 cache: 6144 KiB bogomips: 31927
Speed: 898 MHz min/max: 800/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 868 2: 798
3: 842 4: 809 5: 798 6: 838 7: 848 8: 818
Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept est
flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce
md_clear mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdtscp rep_good
sep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc
tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected

If I'm not mistaken, the Nvidia 460M GPU uses the Fermi chip. Modern graphics drivers do not support that GPU.


sudo apt install nvidia-driver-390

You may then go to "Additional Drivers, and make sure you have switched to the 390 drivers." Then just restart the computer, and your display should automatically be at native resolution.

I have actually considered getting a Kepler MXM (on the ROG website there's a detailed description of how some guy managed to get a Dell MXM GTX770M running in his G73).

It seems like the 390 drivers are active, but I will try your advice and see if it works. Thank you anyhow.

Download the 390.144 from here NVIDIA DRIVERS Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver and use my tutorial to install the driver.