Re: GTX 1050 on Linux
Nvidia driver 384.98 (same driver version I use on my machines with 1070 ti cards) work fine and stable with the 1050 and 1050 ti - there IS an issue where power used isn't reported correctly by the 1050 ti but they work fine other than that and SETTING the TDP works fine.
I'm NOT sure if that one is in the Canonical apt-get repository though, I had to install manually as my first 1070 ti card arrived about 2 days after the "available for sale" date (too soon for Canonical to have updated) and my installations since then have been "dd clones" of that one.
This is under XUbuntu 14.03, but I don't see any reason newer versions or other distributions would be any different.
I am no longer the friendly FAH competition - thank Vorsholk and his ABUSE of his Curecoin developer position for that.
I no longer MOO due to abuses by certain "whales" in the Gridcoin community - so I now work the Distributed.net project directly again.