View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia Driver problem

April 4th, 2009, 04:26 AM
I'm brand new to linux and I have an Nvidia 9800 GTX graphics card in but ubuntu won't let me change the resolution to above 800x600 (the monitor is widescreen and supports up to 1650x1080 i believe. i have followed many other tutorials about installing an nvidia driver and none have been successfull. i've already tried apt-get install nvidia (or something close to that), i've tried manually changing the xorg.conf file with no luck. Does anyone have anything else i could try doing to help me get past this problem? All help is greatly appreciated


April 4th, 2009, 05:01 AM
Try using this: http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

Hope it helps

April 4th, 2009, 06:16 AM
Thank you very much for the reply. It didn't fix the problem though. Come to find out, i didn't have all of the libc headers that were required in the installation. So the problems fixed. Thanks though. :D

April 4th, 2009, 10:34 PM
hi i have a similar problem is there any chance you can recall what libc headers you installed or where they were from ???

April 4th, 2009, 10:52 PM
I used System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager and I searched for libc. I didn't know specifically what ones nvidia needed so i just selected a good chunk of them (no dev files though) then reran the installer and it worked. If it doesn't work the first time, go select some more. I know thats not a very good way of solving problems like this but it worked and I have plenty of disk space to spare. :D Good luck. Let me know if it worked.