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June 5th, 2009, 05:45 PM
how do i connect the computer to the tv with an hdmi cable
my pc and tv both have hdmi ports

June 5th, 2009, 05:53 PM
It depends a lot on the video card, what kind do you have?

If you arn't sure, you can "lspci | grep VGA" and/or "sudo lshw -C video"

If it's some kind of nvidia card and you're using the restricted drivers (the configuration line in the lshw command will have something like "driver=nvidia" and not "driver=nv") you can "sudo nvidia-settings" and set it up graphically.

June 5th, 2009, 06:22 PM
"sudo lshw -C video"
description: VGA compatible controller
product: G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 module=nvidia


lspci | grep VGA:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a1)

June 5th, 2009, 06:56 PM
sudo nvidia-settings
command not found

June 6th, 2009, 12:43 AM
how do i change the settings?

June 6th, 2009, 11:16 PM

jimmy the saint
June 6th, 2009, 11:56 PM
try typing nvidia then hitting the tab key to see what comes up. You may have misspelled nvidia-settings or it may not be installed (which would be odd if you have the restricted driver installed).

Go to system>adminstration>restricted driver manager to see if youre proprietary driver is enabled. If it isn't, enable it and restart. Then you should be able to proceed as directed.

June 7th, 2009, 10:51 PM
the problem is my linux computer is not connected to the internet so i have to get any files i need to pysicly transfer between this windows computer and that computer