View Full Version : [ubuntu] nVidia card not working on Lucid 64 bit

April 28th, 2010, 07:25 PM
I'm doing an install for a friend, the machine is a Gateway with AMD Turion64. The install required the 64 bit version of Lucid 10.04 RC. When I try to install the NVIDIA hardware driver, upon reboot, it flickers, fails, and tells me to use low-setting graphics mode.

lspci | grep VGA
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce Go 6100] (rev a2)

I have tried all 3 options in the Hardware Drivers menu with no success.
Any ideas?

April 28th, 2010, 07:37 PM
I just did a quick check on the NVIDIA driver for your graphics card - see here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-195.36.24.html

Looks like this is a version released today, so maybe if you try this, you may have some luck. I think it will download a script that you have to run in the shell, e.g.:

> sudo sh script.run

If I ever had problems with NVIDIA graphics cards (not recently but I have in the past), I always went to get the latest drivers and these seemed to work out ok.