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June 1st, 2008, 10:50 PM
Hi. I've been having some problems with my graphics card and the nvidia settings.
Still a bit new to linux so I was hoping someone here can help me

I'm running ubuntu 8.04 - AMD64 and my card is a 8800GT.
I install the nvidia software and restart the xserver and everything works fine.
It starts up with a very low resolution (640x480) but I just edit my xorg.conf to fix that.

The problem is that when I restart my pc, it has renamed my xorg.conf file and replaced
it with the original one (from before the installation) and if I try running the nvidia config, it says it can't do it and I have to install the software all over again.

Any help would be great

June 1st, 2008, 11:07 PM
Do you have nvidia-glx-new installed or nvidia-glx or did you use envy?

June 1st, 2008, 11:16 PM
Completely remove the drivers via synaptic (completely remove) then restart your box and reinstall them.

If you cant start x after the reboot and are presented with the cli type:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new


sudo shutdown -r now

Xiong Chiamiov
June 1st, 2008, 11:55 PM
Try this out. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4978329#post4978329)

June 2nd, 2008, 02:23 PM
Problem fixed. :)
Thanks a lot for the help