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TR13
May 22nd, 2008, 10:31 AM
Hi,

My Computer
Core2, XFX 8600GT, 19" LCD, ASUS P5N-E SLI, Ubuntu 7.4

My Problem
After installing Ubuntu i could not get the correct resolution (1400x900). I tried installing the Driver for the graphics card from the synaptic manager, but when i restart the computer the x server stops working and i have to reconfigure it. I tried downloading the driver from nvidia.com and i got a NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run. But i don't know how to use it. I also tried installing the restricted driver but it says that my hardware does not require a restricted driver.. Please help....

whis
May 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
I had the same problem (also with 8600GT). I ended up installing Envy (i think with apt-get). Envy installs the driver for you:)

TR13
May 22nd, 2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks anyways... i upgraded to Gutsy and that solved the problem....

Xiong Chiamiov
May 23rd, 2008, 04:45 AM
Thanks anyways... i upgraded to Gutsy and that solved the problem....
From Hardy?

The NVIDIA drivers in the repos have a problem with the kernel in Hardy. You can fix it like this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4978329#post4978329).