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dryfire
February 11th, 2011, 11:00 PM
I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-86_64-260.19.36.run
Now what do I do to install my geforce 9500GT on my 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 installation.
With this vidio board installed 10.10 will not load. W/O the board installed the 10.10 installation works perfectly on the MB video VGA port.

This has been a stable dual monitor W7 machine for years; just trying to add Ubuntu on a separate HD

TIA Jim
dryfire@bellsouth.net

tjones00
February 11th, 2011, 11:54 PM
If you are unsure what you are doing it's best to use the proprietary driver provided in the ubuntu repositories.

System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers

This application will install any recommended proprietary drivers provided by the ubuntu repositories.



For the proprietary driver downloaded from nvidia. The NVIDIA*.run.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467074

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual

A bit of warning if you go about installing the NVIDIA*.run you should understand how to navigate and modify files from within a terminal. During the installation there may be steps where no desktop environment(graphical user interface) is loaded.

dryfire
February 13th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I chose to punt. The geforce 9500GT is surplussed.
Will a satisfied user please recommend their dual monitor video card, one that will load and run "transparently", directly, on my 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 installation.
>$100 please. PCI express would be nice. No AGP.

TIA,

Jim