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    Red face video card

    So... i am brand new to linux and not very tech savvy to begin with. i am still learning the very basics of ubuntu. i need someone to hold my hand and tell me how to install a driver for my nvidia EN8600GTS video card. it seems very confusing, i can find linux drivers on the nvidia site. however, i am clueless as to how to install them. i know i need some programs to run some windows stuff but don't know which one or ones to get. If anyone can help, i would be very grateful.

    Thanks
    Last edited by calolmos; June 6th, 2011 at 03:19 AM.

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    Re: video card

    The safest way is to install a tested version provided by Ubuntu. Go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers.

    Check this tutorial for more info.

    Regards.

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    Smile Re: video card

    that was so easy, i feel stupid.

    thanks so much for the quick response

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    Re: video card

    Quote Originally Posted by calolmos View Post
    that was so easy, i feel stupid.
    Please don't. Keep asking questions, and enjoying the forums!

    Regards.

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    Red face Re: video card

    hmm... I see that hey have been downloaded but i don't think installed... i get this message in additional drivers "this driver is activated but not currently in use" ?

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    Re: video card

    Could you post the content of this file /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?

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    Red face Re: video card

    Also, i suppose the pad lock icon over the "additional drivers" has something to do with it. I have administration rights, i think. i can not find a administrator page from system settings,

    System > Administration?

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    Unhappy Re: video card

    i can not seem to find, or know how to find this file, "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

    sorry,

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    Re: video card

    Open a terminal and run this:
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    $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Regards.

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    Re: video card

    After enabling the drivers, did you reboot? It's one of the unfortunate things that must be done when graphics drivers are installed.

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