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    [SOLVED] HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    Hi!

    Today was a historic first for me; I actually downloaded and installed Linux (Ubuntu 8.4) for the first time ever! So far I like what I've seen, but have some issues.

    I went to the Howto: Ubuntu on HP dv9000 series laptop (Covers dv9000 and dv9500 series) thread first off so as to be able to use wireless networking and enable the video card (I saw some sweet screenshots on Youtube earlier today).

    I went to the blog link at the top for the updated instructions in PDF, but when I follow the steps it comes up with "file not found" or something similar for the video, camera, and wireless network drivers.

    How do I get this to work?
    My system:
    dv6885se
    Core™2 Duo mobile processor T8100 2.1GHz
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network connection
    3GB DDR2 memory
    800MHz frontside bus
    250GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
    NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS with 256MB dedicated graphic memory
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition

    I'm tired and have to go take a practice a+ exam for my certification test tomorrow, so I may have missed something obvious, but any help would be awesome! Thanks!

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    About the Nvidia driver, where did you download it to(Give the path)?
    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.

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    Looks Like I'm connected!
    Last edited by Lazywolf; June 5th, 2008 at 06:09 AM. Reason: resolved

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by PmDematagoda View Post
    About the Nvidia driver, where did you download it to(Give the path)?
    I tried to use EnvyNG with this advice:
    Alternate way of installing video drivers:
    EnvyNG is a tool written in Python allowing for automatic compilation of the most recent graphics driver for ATI
    and nVidia cards. This tool can be found by searching in Synaptic Package Manager (System->Administration-
    Synaptic Package Manager) for EnvyNG and selecting to install it. After installation, EnvyNG can be found in
    Applications->System Tools->EnvyNG.
    I couldn't find it in the Synaptic Package Manager, so I downloaded it here and supposedly installed it, but it won't show up in the add/remove programs or the package manager.

    I also get this when I go into hardware drivers:

    Screenshot

    Sorry if this is something obvious that I'm just not getting!

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    I'm embarrassed now...
    So somehow everything listed above got resolved-the last issue is that the screen resolution is only 640x480 when it should be much higher. How do I resolve that?

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazywolf View Post
    I'm embarrassed now...
    So somehow everything listed above got resolved-the last issue is that the screen resolution is only 640x480 when it should be much higher. How do I resolve that?

    On start menu ==> System Settings / Display
    Screwed by the Demon Gates! To never return!
    Kbuntu 8.04 Hardy - Intel D5400XS Mobo - Dual QX9775 Quad core Extremes * 2 x 12mb cache - 8gb DDR2 @ 1600 mhz FSB - Dual NVidia 9600 GT 512mb OverClocked
    SSSSccccrrreeaammmmmmming........!

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    Re: HP Vista Laptop: Drivers Issues

    Now I think I'm finally good! Thanks!

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