View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia graphics problems with ubuntu 10.10

February 15th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Recently I installed ubuntu 10.10 on a virtual machine in vmware since I didn't want to mess with my HDD, I have been trying to install the nvidia graphics drivers, when I do so nothing I am doing seems to work, i run "sudo nvidia-xconfig", when i do it creates the configuration file, however when i reboot, X does not start and I receive the error "Could not load the nvidia kernel module".
When i check to see what graphics card I have, I get "00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter"
I have a Nvidia 470 graphics card, I wish to install the drivers to use themes and the sort with emerald, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

February 15th, 2011, 06:20 PM
You are running Ubuntu inside VMWare therefore you can't install Nvidia drivers. It just uses a virtual graphics card.

VMware tools can provide some 3d acceleration I think but not sure if you'd be able to use compiz effects with that.


February 15th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Here's a HOWTO (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1687189)