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    Nvidia driver problem

    I was running 8.10 and everything was fine. I then upgraded to 9.04 and my video drivers no longer work. I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX series card. I tried to install the latest drivers from Nvidia, but when I try to install them it says that it can't open the package. The drivers are downloaded to my desktop. Is there some other place that I should put them before trying to install them or something I need to else I need to add to the install command?

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Did you try System-->Administration-->Hardware drivers?

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by whoop View Post
    Did you try System-->Administration-->Hardware drivers?
    This doesn't work for me. It says downloading and installing, but nothing happens.

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Give it time, if you see network activity, that means its downloading, then it installs, you will see that by hdd activity. Sometimes the interface would crash, don't bother, just turn it up again after sometime and it will tell you restart required, that means drivers have been installed.

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Arup View Post
    Give it time, if you see network activity, that means its downloading, then it installs, you will see that by hdd activity. Sometimes the interface would crash, don't bother, just turn it up again after sometime and it will tell you restart required, that means drivers have been installed.
    I can assure you this wasn't it.

    My Ubuntu is in tatters on both of my PCs now, and all I did was upgrade.

    Not great and I'm currently using Vista.

    I'm not happy, as I believed Ubuntu was a real alternative, but it seems not.

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by MedellinManDem View Post
    I can assure you this wasn't it.

    My Ubuntu is in tatters on both of my PCs now, and all I did was upgrade.

    Not great and I'm currently using Vista.

    I'm not happy, as I believed Ubuntu was a real alternative, but it seems not.
    Common, this problem should be fixable You can also try installing envyng-qt. It is a tool that downloads and installs ati or nvidia drivers for you. Give that a whirl and tell us what comes up.

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by whoop View Post
    Common, this problem should be fixable You can also try installing envyng-qt. It is a tool that downloads and installs ati or nvidia drivers for you. Give that a whirl and tell us what comes up.
    Installed, but when I try and run it from the command prompt (because I can't get to the desktop or any display) it just says:

    Code:
    kdesudo: cannot connect to X server
    I ran

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    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm/ start
    and it said "Starting GNOME DISPLAY MANAGER"

    But still said "cannot connect to X server" when I ran envy again.
    Last edited by MedellinManDem; May 30th, 2009 at 10:39 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia driver problem

    Quote Originally Posted by MedellinManDem View Post
    Installed, but when I try and run it from the command prompt (because I can't get to the desktop or any display) it just says:

    Code:
    kdesudo: cannot connect to X server
    I ran

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm/ start
    and it said "Starting GNOME DISPLAY MANAGER"

    But still said "cannot connect to X server" when I ran envy again.
    I haven't used envy for ages, but I'm sure there was a cli installer, it would be stupid if there wasn't.... It was "sudo envyng -t" or something... Try "man envyng" if I was wrong.

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