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    how to get graphics drivers?

    hi,
    i just decided to make a complete switch to ubuntu from windows and have been going through some problems, one of them being the following
    how do i check to see what graphics driver i have and if i dont have any where do i find it? i have a ubuntu 12.10 install on a acer aspire 571G machine with a Nvidia Geforce 620M card. anythel really appreciated

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Hi geekhush.

    Take a look at his tutorial: Binary Driver Howto / Nvidia.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Run the following at a terminal window:
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    modinfo nvidia
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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    If you look in the menu you will see an icon for drivers or it may be called "additional drivers", click that and it will show you what is available.

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    hi did as above and it says "ERROR: modinfo: could not find module nvidia"

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Try this:
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    dpkg -l | grep nvidia
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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    nope, the dpkg -l |grep nvidia too didnt help.

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike555 View Post
    If you look in the menu you will see an icon for drivers or it may be called "additional drivers", click that and it will show you what is available.
    In ubuntu 12.10 additional driver isnt there and i read this that it is now replaced in system setting> software sources. checked it there too and couldn't find it there.

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by geekhush View Post
    In ubuntu 12.10 additional driver isnt there and i read this that it is now replaced in system setting> software sources. checked it there too and couldn't find it there.
    Have another look. System Settings -> Software Sources, click on the "Additional Drivers" tab.

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    Re: how to get graphics drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by geekhush View Post
    nope, the dpkg -l |grep nvidia too didnt help.
    You need a space between the pipe | and grep
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