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    Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Hello at first, I'd like to sorry for my english, but I think I can speak english better then you speak polish

    And now my question.

    Where I can find driver for GF9600M? I found only for 8700M. Besides I don't know how to install it. I have to completly quit X, but I've tried all ways that I found on this forum, but they didn't work :/
    I ran recovery mode in GRUB, and everything was ok untill request about kernell appeared. I chosed 'yes', but in recovery m. there is no internet conection.

    I hope you know, what I mean thx for any respons.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    You don't want to get out of X by using recovery mode.
    There are other ways to install the nvidia driver but perhaps your card model doesn't support those?

    To stop X do this in terminal:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    And then run the nvidia installer.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    I have already try it, but it doesn' work, it doesn't "turn off" X completly.

    edit// there is no problem any more I used Envy and manually (I have polish ver. so I don't know how it is in english ver.) and everything is ok (auto didn't recognize my video card)

    Edit2// it was ok until restert :/ X didn't run, I have to set default options.
    Last edited by mad_prince; December 5th, 2008 at 09:16 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    That should work but try
    sudo telinit 2
    See runlevels here, and maybe this thread?
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    ok, I manage to install new driver, but i can't set higher resolution then 640x480:/

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_prince View Post
    ok, I manage to install new driver, but i can't set higher resolution then 640x480:/
    Sorry you're having these problems. You're using Hardy (8.10) right?
    Try entering
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    in a terminal and letting that update your X then restart X (Alt+Ctrl+Backspace).

    If that doesn't work post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    EASIEST WAY TO GET NVIDIA CARDS WORKING:

    Install EnvyNG and run it. Here are the console commands:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk
    envyng -t
    Press 1 to install the driver.
    Reboot when it's finished.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    jimv, do you have a 9600 card that envy works on?
    I don't think envy works on that card model-I could be wrong though.

    Added: BTW I'm not just dreaming this stuff up there are posts like this that suggest there are problems getting the 9 series card to work using envy or the ubuntu hardware driver way. The manual way (using the nvidia installer does apparently work).
    Last edited by phidia; August 4th, 2008 at 09:31 PM. Reason: More specific information
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    The only way to know is to try and see if it works. If it can't find the driver for that card, it will tell you.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Seems the driver is installed
    ok, I manage to install new driver, but i can't set higher resolution then 640x480:/
    but the rez isn't correct.

    As I said earlier "sudo nvidia-xconfig" may fix that and if not posting the xorg.conf file could provide information to work with.
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