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April 9th, 2009, 08:39 PM

i have a dell demention 2400 desktop and i just recently installed ubuntu 8.10 . i had trouble with the screen resolution but now it works fine. the only driver my computer was able to detect was the wireless internet driver. and thats it.

at first i thought that it enabled itself automatically but when i installed AWD or KIBA DOCK i knew it was a graphical problem because neither of them showed up on my desktop. also when i try to enable normal visual effects in system preffrences and it says looking for any available drivers. was unable to enable drivers

any suggestions on what to do?

Robert Lutken
April 11th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Hi there i have the same problem except with a different type of graphics chip and pc but one thing ive been told to do is check to see if you have a restricted driver to do this System-administration-hardware drivers, this will check to see if you have a restricted driver for your graphics card however this dose not work with mine but good luck ;)