Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 77

Thread: nvidia 8800 gt problems

  1. #31
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    the BliZzard of OzZ!
    Beans
    432
    Distro
    Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
    I tried for a very long time to get the 64-bit driver to work with no luck, the installer had several complaints along the way, the restricted driver version didn't work either. Imagine scouring the forums for a fix at 640x320 resolution!! Thats OK though, 32 bit works just fine. You will absolutely have more issues with the 64-bit version of any OS atm. The extra trouble is probably not worth the small performance increase you would get with x64.
    I agree.
    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........!

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Beans
    6

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Thanks Unix_Slayer! I am a noob and admittedly I was intimidated by the black screen when first I executed killall gdm. The 173.14.05 driver is working fine now. Just a question though - you mentioned a perf hack that you were using for this driver? Mind if you explain that a little bit? Thanks again.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ho chi minh city
    Beans
    225
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    I tried for a very long time to get the 64-bit driver to work with no luck, the installer had several complaints along the way, the restricted driver version didn't work either. Imagine scouring the forums for a fix at 640x320 resolution!! Thats OK though, 32 bit works just fine. You will absolutely have more issues with the 64-bit version of any OS atm. The extra trouble is probably not worth the small performance increase you would get with x64..
    Ha ha ha. So you don't know how to properly install the driver and you blame 64 bit Oses. Please search the 64 bit subforum to see how people are installing the driver.

    bursting my seam!!!
    Last edited by tenmoi; June 12th, 2008 at 06:00 PM.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    I too have this problem; outlined in this thread ==> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825059

    I was wondering if doing this:

    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 1440 900 ##1440x900 display #
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection


    Would make a difference. Thank you for your help.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Beans
    13

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    ok i MUST be doing at least something right, because i finally got the driver to install. but now my resolution is huge like xbox (800x600) and if i try to enable any graphical effects it just tells me they "cannot be enabled"

    how the hell do i fix this? this is getting to the point where everything i do with ubuntu just turns into a graphical disaster

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight0000 View Post
    ok i MUST be doing at least something right, because i finally got the driver to install. but now my resolution is huge like xbox (800x600) and if i try to enable any graphical effects it just tells me they "cannot be enabled"

    how the hell do i fix this? this is getting to the point where everything i do with ubuntu just turns into a graphical disaster
    Paste your xorg.conf here; someone might be able to help.
    $sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf - and paste it all here.
    Last edited by CLomax; June 13th, 2008 at 09:45 AM.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Beans
    5

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Unix_Slayer thank you man! ! You ARE great! It all worked fine even with x86_64 ubuntu . Really thx pal you helped me solve a major problem I had

  8. #38
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    the BliZzard of OzZ!
    Beans
    432
    Distro
    Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Quote Originally Posted by chyneymon View Post
    Thanks Unix_Slayer! I am a noob and admittedly I was intimidated by the black screen when first I executed killall gdm. The 173.14.05 driver is working fine now. Just a question though - you mentioned a perf hack that you were using for this driver? Mind if you explain that a little bit? Thanks again.
    Perf hack? I don't recall saying that. I did say it was an easy fix to the NVidia new driver issue.
    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........!

  9. #39
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    the BliZzard of OzZ!
    Beans
    432
    Distro
    Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Quote Originally Posted by CLomax View Post
    I too have this problem; outlined in this thread ==> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=825059

    I was wondering if doing this:

    SubSection "Display"
    Virtual 1440 900 ##1440x900 display #
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection


    Would make a difference. Thank you for your help.
    What's the resolution your looking for on your monitor?
    Last edited by Unix_Slayer; June 14th, 2008 at 03:32 AM.
    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........!

  10. #40
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    the BliZzard of OzZ!
    Beans
    432
    Distro
    Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: nvidia 8800 gt problems

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight0000 View Post
    ok i MUST be doing at least something right, because i finally got the driver to install. but now my resolution is huge like xbox (800x600) and if i try to enable any graphical effects it just tells me they "cannot be enabled"

    how the hell do i fix this? this is getting to the point where everything i do with ubuntu just turns into a graphical disaster
    You have to have super user right to edit the xorg.conf, or the xserver. It won't save to the conf if you don't use sudo in front of it.
    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........!

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •