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Thread: [SOLVED] Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

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    [SOLVED] Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    i believe i have a nvidia 7300le, im running ubuntu 8.04 64bit, ive tried evny (a nvidia/ati driver downloader) and it installed the driver (i believe nvidia-glx-dev). however, when i boot up the computer, i get a window saying "ubuntu will run on low graphics mode" and there is a configure, shut down, and continue button. when i press configure, i get a window showing two tabs: (i think) display and driver. when i press continue, it boots up normal - but in 800x 600 resolution! what's goin' on?!

    im just a newb trying to learn the ways of linux, so any help is appreciated

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    Go to the Nvidia site, download appropriate driver for your card (if there is one) and install it through a virtual Terminal. If you need guidance about Virtual Terminal installation, come back.

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    ive downloaded it, and uh... what virtual terminal? is it the terminal under apps-> accesories->terminal? if so how do i install it?

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    Would any of these on this website work?
    http://packages.debian.org/nvidia-glx

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    Tell me the exact name of the driver you downloaded.

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    yeah itd be NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run. however it didn't work so i downloaded envy and usedit. i expect it is the same driver.
    heres the weblink:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_169.12.html

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    First move to a tty by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, then execute:-
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    to kill the X-Server, then install the necessary prerequisites for the Nvidia installer with:-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    After that is completed run the installer with(make sure that it exists in the folder where you are executing the command from):-
    Code:
    sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run
    After installation and configuration is done, check if the driver works properly by executing:-
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    Edit:- I see that you've installed the nvidia-glx-new package, that will conflict with the Nvidia driver, so uninstall the package with:-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-glx-new
    before running the installer.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    I'm having the same problem on a system I just built. Running Hardy, and went through the process of installing the ...169.12... driver mentioned above. After a successful install, the best display setting I can get is 800 X 600.

    Abit NF-M2SV mobo with integrated GeForce 6100 + 405 chip
    AMD X2 4800 processor
    Hardy 8.04 64-bit

    Is it the on-board graphics that could be limiting? If I installed a newer NVIDIA graphics card (suggestions welcome) would it be automatically detected?

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    If the above steps did not help, then try doing this:-

    1) Open a modules file for editing with:-
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
    2) Edit the DISABLED_MODULES line to make it look like this:-
    Code:
    DISABLED_MODULES="nv nvidia_new"
    and save the file.

    3) Reconfigure the X-Server with:-
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    or run:-
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Then reboot the PC and see if your Nvidia driver issues are now fixed.
    Think carefully before executing commands containing "rm", especially "sudo rm -rf ", if you require more information concerning this matter, read this.
    I am an experimenter, give me the most stable OS and I can make it unstable in a few hours.

    C == seriously fast == FTW!

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    Re: Nvidia graphic driver doesn't seem to work & cause 8000x600 resolution

    PmDematagoda, thanks for the advice, my system had a similar problem and is now back on the nvidia drivers at the right resolution. The strange thing is that if I run the hardware drivers app, it is completely empty, where it used to show the restricted drivers in use??

    p.s. how do I view the hardware manager, that seems to have disappeared since moving to 8.04?

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