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Thread: [SOLVED] Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

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    [SOLVED] Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    Okay, so I recently did a clean install of Hardy Heron, and due to screen resolution problems, decided to install the Nvidia driver manually. The installation went fine, and when I restarted gdm, my resolution was back up to 1024 x 768.

    However, the next time I restarted the computer, it was apparently unable to detect the new driver; there were no error messages, but I'm running at low resolution again. I tried reinstalling the driver, but this didn't help. How do I convince the OS that it's supposed to use the new driver?

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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    for your Driver problem install "envy"
    go to "system>administration>synaptic package manager" search for envyng-gtk
    and install envy can automatically install and configure gpu drivers for you no worries
    run envy from "applications> system tools>envyng"
    and select automatic install

    it maybe in a different menu in xubuntu any way the info is correct for ubuntu
    this is the easy way for newcomers, i think................
    Last edited by bijeeshvs; June 30th, 2008 at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    Check if it is a screen problem:
    http://ge.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=798881
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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    I just tried Envy; it didn't help.

    What would I be looking for in terms of a screen problem? My xorg.conf has 640 x 480 pretty much wherever a screen resolution is called for; would manually changing this make a difference?

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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    Is your monitor listed in screens and graphics.
    There is a problem with some monitors.
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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    My monitor wasn't listed, but I tried selecting the option for a generic 1024 x 768 LCD monitor, and it worked beautifully. I hadn't tried that because it hadn't done anything pre-driver installation.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Manual Installation of Nvidia Driver Not Working

    Thats great, only if more people would try this
    before messing with their graphic card
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