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December 12th, 2008, 12:46 AM
hi all!
im new to ubuntu and im looking to know how to install a nvidia geforce 5200 graphics card so i can change my visual effects. i have went to 'system' 'administration' 'hardware drivers' and tried to activate the driver but it tries to activate then stops and nothing happens! i really want to customize my desktop but without this graphics card working i cant change the visual effects. any ideas?? thanks!!

December 12th, 2008, 01:37 AM
normally what you've described works. However you could try using envy to install your driver.

It's an application that allows you to install the nvidia driver using a wizard.

install it by running one of these commands in a terminal

For Ubuntu/Xubuntu

sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk

For Kubuntu

sudo apt-get install envyng-qt

December 12th, 2008, 11:32 AM
that solved the problem. the grpahics card is installed now and i am able to change my visual settings. thanks for the help!! ;)

December 12th, 2008, 03:25 PM
I dont know what have happened to hardware driver installer, but this last time i have to use envy for installing nvidia drivers.