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Just installed Zorin OS (a Linux distrubution) and installed Blender. I am running this Linux alongside Windows 10. So I go to the system tab in Blender and see that my GPU is not listed!

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Why is my Nvidia GTX 1050 not showing up in the system tab? Also Blender is super laggy for some reason, could it be connected?

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    $\begingroup$ yes, it is connected, most likely driver issue. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Jun 20 '18 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ In linux you need to use the proprietary drivers for the GPU, they don't come installed by default. You will have to google that yourself. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Jun 20 '18 at 17:20
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You need to install nvidia-cuda-toolkit because blender uses this toolkit in order to drive your nvidia card.

apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit

You should also make sure that your nvidia card is cuda compatible.

blender docs related to GPU.

list of nvidia graphics cards compatible with CUDA

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The GTX 1050 mobile series lack a feature called "cuda".

If you have a laptop with a 1050, it will not work.

If you have a desktop with a 1050, it should work, but you have a different problem.

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You could try installing the latest available graphics drivers for linux by nvidia, since cuda is supported on the 1050 mobile

Edit: I just checked your OS and since it's based on Ubuntu, you might be able to download nvidia's drivers for ubuntu

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