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    Which GPU is best supported on linux?

    So I am building a new computer. I'm wondering if anybody has any recommendations specifically with the 1070 and the RX 480. I am between those two and I just want to know if anybody has anything to say in terms of linux support.

    I plan to dual boot arch and kali. I will be doing picture/video editing with arch and data crunching/programming in kali.

    All responses are greatly appreciated

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    i have...... NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev a1)
    even when i still looking for the right driver it works fine for me

    if someone knows how o install it on kali 2016.1 without get errors.... ill be thanks for it....

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    @yasgur99: Probably "Intel Graphic Series" are the most supported on Linux. Others manufacturers like Nvidia are in priority focused to develop theirs drivers for Windows OS, that's why many users on Linux have troubles with them, especially with last GPU.

    @akromos: You have 2 ways for achieve this, with default Kali packages or with Nvidia installer.

    1°) With Kali packages :
    # apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    # apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

    2°) With Nvidia driver downloaded at : :
    # chmod 700
    # ./

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    i try that..... but.... only get the gray screen saying. "ups.. some thing's gone wrong... blah blah blah...." i blacklisted de nouveau driver, update and upgrade everything... .....hhhmmm.....etc... etc..... downloaded from de nvidia web ..... i have the same video card 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev a1) ....on an hp envy 15 pc. ...... also my pc is using 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) .... instead the nouveau .... .... i recently try with this tutorial, but not luck neither....
    Last edited by akromos; 2016-07-30 at 23:40.

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    Past your /var/log/Xorg.0.log mate.

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    i will try.....


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    i cant post the log.... becouse each time i try to install the nvidia drivers on Linux kali 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux. have the login problem and so many others..... it seems like we cant install the nvidia video drivers yet..... _

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    If your PC is overclocked at all then you should set it to default speeds, if that is not it you should run a memory test as well. Not saying these are your issues but it is kinda sounding as if this is the case.
    Last edited by Personal; 2016-08-13 at 16:29.

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    thanks for the help....
    i've tried loot of things..
    i follow the steps listed in this post

    and have the same problems...

    if it's worth....
    root@kali:~# lspci -v | egrep -i 'vga|3d|nvidia' | grep -i 'nvidia'
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev a1)
    and try to download them from the nvidia web.
    follow the steps from kali web...
    I hope will be useful for someone else and for me to...

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