View Full Version : [xubuntu] [SOLVED] Xubuntu 8.10 rc :Recommneded downloaded Nvida driver won't install

October 28th, 2008, 01:36 PM
I haved installed Xunbuntu on a old computer with a geforce 3 graphic

I can download the Nvidia proprietary diver but it won't install.
I have tried nvidia-xconfig in terminal, it did'nt work.

Any hint about attacking this problem ?

October 28th, 2008, 02:03 PM
It won't work yet, it was in the release notes. You might be ok with the nouveau drivers - http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/UbuntuPackages

If that doesn't work for you then you'll have ti use the nv or vesa driver

The 71 and 96 series of proprietary nVidia drivers, as provided by the nvidia-glx-legacy and nvidia-glx packages in Ubuntu 8.04, are not compatible with the X.Org included in Ubuntu 8.10. Users with the nVidia TNT, TNT2, TNT Ultra, GeForce, GeForce2, GeForce3, and GeForce4 chipsets are affected and will be transitioned on upgrade to the free nv driver instead. This driver does not support 3D acceleration.

October 28th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Assuming the default Intrepid repositories are enabled, in the CLI do this:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install envyng-core

and following installation,

sudo envyng -t

then choose #1 "Install Nvidia Driver", followed by #5 "Restart X Server".


October 28th, 2008, 03:33 PM
I've tried that - although not this week - it just gets a driver from nvidia that doesn't work either.

WE're wwaiting for nvidia to release a new legacy driver to work with the new xorg - fedora have been waiting longer ;)

October 28th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Thank you for your answers

I'll downgrade to xubuntu 8.04 and stay there for a while