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    installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    I just bought this graphics card and have tried every driver I could find (glx,new[the one it recommended when I plugged the thing in],legacy,and one right from the website) but it still won't work.

    It works fine on windows (after applying a 3rd party patch to nv4_disp.dll to stop some infinite loop BSOD issue, up yours nvidia) but I see no difference on hardy.

    running sudo nvidia-xconfig and then nvidia-settings tells me I don't have the X driver installed and should run nvidia-xconfig... again... but it doesn't work. I can't get basic visualizations let alone compiz.

    I've tried editing xorg.conf manually many times aswell and uninstalling/reinstalling xgl and compiz.

    What to do?

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    Re: installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seks View Post
    I just bought this graphics card and have tried every driver I could find (glx,new[the one it recommended when I plugged the thing in],legacy,and one right from the website) but it still won't work.

    It works fine on windows (after applying a 3rd party patch to nv4_disp.dll to stop some infinite loop BSOD issue, up yours nvidia) but I see no difference on hardy.

    running sudo nvidia-xconfig and then nvidia-settings tells me I don't have the X driver installed and should run nvidia-xconfig... again... but it doesn't work. I can't get basic visualizations let alone compiz.

    I've tried editing xorg.conf manually many times aswell and uninstalling/reinstalling xgl and compiz.

    What to do?
    Hi and have you tried Envy to install your drivers? If not then you may look at Envy to uninstall any nvidia drivers first then use envy to install the correct drivers. http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
    Envy is also available from synaptic manager.

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    Re: installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    thanks for the suggestion, but yes I have tried Envy

    It's become a vicious cycle, install driver, reboot, it forces me into low-gfx mode, reset xorg.conf, reboot, repeat.

    The main problem is enabling any visual effects forces me to use the recommended driver and then reboot, but the it still doesn't work and infact makes things worse by setting my resolution to something ridiculously low.

    I also have an onboard unichrome graphics core that I guess isn't in use, btw. Could it be conflicting?

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    Re: installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    I, too, am having this problem. I've tried everything and *nothing* seems to work.

    Installing from Hardware drivers thing just puts me into low graphics mode when I reboot.
    EnvyNG seems to do something but it disables my keyboard shortcuts, if I could fix that then it would be okay.

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    Re: installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    Fix the low resolution like this:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/bugsinubuntu
    (number 2 )
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    Re: installing Geforce FX 5500 AGP- what else do I need to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pjotr123 View Post
    Fix the low resolution like this:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/bugsinubuntu
    (number 2 )
    I haven't tried that. I got the low resolution working again by uninstalling everything through envyNG.
    Not really a fix though

    EDIT
    If anyone's interested, here's my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Tue Jan 22 19:53:46 PST 2008
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Layout0"
      screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    	Inputdevice	"Keyboard0"	"CoreKeyboard"
    	Inputdevice	"Mouse0"	"CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	Rgbpath		"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load		"dbe"
    	Load		"extmod"
    	Load		"type1"
    	Load		"freetype"
    	Load		"glx"
    	Load		"nvidia"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	
    	# generated from default
    	Identifier	"Mouse0"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"no"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	
    	# generated from default
    	Identifier	"Keyboard0"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Monitor0"
    	Vendorname	"Unknown"
    	Modelname	"Unknown"
    	Horizsync	30.0	-	110.0
    	Vertrefresh	50.0	-	150.0
    	Option		"DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Device0"
    	Driver		"nv"
    	Vendorname	"NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Screen0"
    	Device		"Device0"
    	Monitor		"Monitor0"
    	Defaultdepth	24
    	Option		"NoLogo"	"True"
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth	24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option		"Composite"	"Enable"
    EndSection
    Last edited by rakzor; June 12th, 2008 at 03:14 PM.

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