View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help I recently got an Geforce NVidia 9400 GT 1gig

November 2nd, 2008, 08:20 PM
I cannot find the driver or maybe I don't know how to install it. It is so choppy I am having to use my windows partition :(
please help if you can.

February 28th, 2009, 02:51 AM
I'm having the same problem. When installing 180.29 drivers, xorg.conf doesn't like what it sees and goes into low res mode. 177 works fine, but no compiz affects. pls help.

March 2nd, 2009, 01:19 AM
Make me the third on this list. The maker for the card in my case is Sparkle. It's a Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT and I can't seem to update the drivers.

March 2nd, 2009, 02:41 PM
I also have this video card. Driver 177 works, but I cannot get 4x3 aspect ratio resolutions above 1024x768. I cannot get the 180 driver to install at all as I get xserver errors.

Add me to the list of those who need help with this card! I am relatively new to linux so this is a real battle! Editing xorg.conf really looks complicated!


March 23rd, 2009, 02:22 AM
Installing video drivers manually is damn near impossible on ubuntu, and so far no one has been able to figure out why. I've seen it asked and I've asked the question in other threads, and nothin' doin' man. Nothin' friggen doin'.

I just got a GeForce 9400 gt 512 mb here, and I've got the same problem, except that the nvidia-glx drivers don't do anything. I've got the manual install to display properly, but that only lasts until reboot. Then each time you reboot you gotta reinstall manually.

What I don't understand is why ubuntu can't just find the 173 package when I look in system->admin-> hardware drivers.(still on hardy, and 173 is as high as hardy goes for some retarded reason, although you can install the intrepid 177 package on hardy.)

Of course, we all WANT the goddamned 180 package by now, and it should NOT be this difficult to install. I wish someone could friggen tell us how to fix this 'cause it can't possibly be as difficult as it seems.

March 23rd, 2009, 11:13 PM
i update to the latest nvidia proprietary prereleases for 64 bit Ubuntu 8.10 and nvidia 9600GT, 180.41 currently, from www.avenard.org (third party software source "deb http://www.avenard.org/files/ubuntu-repos release/")using synaptic package manager. i am not sure which programs are needed so i install all six provided:
for a fresh install, you might also want or need:
jockey-gtk or jockey-kde

then open System--Administration--Hardware Drivers.
if there is an active video driver, click on it and then click Deactivate
click on the NVIDIA 180 driver
click Activate.
clock Close.