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A515-51G-5536 with problem GPU 940MX in linux mint

Hello, I have a notebook, aspire [![A515-51G-5536
with a 940MX][1]][1] geforce 2Gb card, I'm trying to install the graphics card on linux mint but I'm having difficulties,

I open the terminal and type nvidia-smi.

sometimes it appears below that there are processes in use on the video card, but where it is circled in blue it is OFF, wouldn't it have to be ON?

I already downloaded the steam, tried with a 390 driver and the 450, none of it works with the AGE OF EMPIRES II DEFINE EDITION, when I open it, it keeps crashing, with everything in the middle quality. I remember that on windows it used it all at maximum resolution.

please can someone explain step by step the commands from the beginning to fully activate the GPU card to play?


[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/L5C1s.jpg

Fist of all, let's talk about the laptop. It should have an integrated Intel VGA as well. And I believe it should be able to run AOE 2, without the Nvidia one. So something is definitely off in your case. What system do you use (which Mint version)? Did you turn off secureboot in your BIOS?

Last edited by tuxintuxedo on 9 September 2020 at 8:48 pm UTC

Quoting: tuxintuxedoFist of all, let's talk about the laptop. It should have an integrated Intel VGA as well. And I believe it should be able to run AOE 2, without the Nvidia one. So something is definitely off in your case. What system do you use (which Mint version)? Did you turn off secureboot in your BIOS?


Yes has integrated video, secure boot from bios? what would it be in the case? because on windows 10 NVIDIA ran perfectly, it seems that the age of empires game is running only with the integrated card, even showing that the NVIDIA GPU is active.

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