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Thread: Graphics card and wireless help

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Graphics card and wireless help

    Dear all

    I am new to Ubuntu and want to get my graphics card and wireless connection up an running. When I do system-admin-hardware drivers it gives me the option of a number of different drivers and I wanted to know which ones to install. I wasn't sure whether I needed to install all of them or not and whether wrongly installing one might cause me more trouble in the future...

    My graphics card is:
    Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS

    My wireless (I think) is:
    Broadcom BCM3412 802.11b//g

    The options I get for the drivers are:
    Broadcom B43 wireless driver
    Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver
    nvidia accelerated graphics driver (version 173)
    nvidia accelerated graphics driver (version 185) [recommended]

    I'd be greatful for any advice.

    Thanks for your help.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Re: Graphics card and wireless help

    I dont know about the wireless, but for the nVidia driver- get the 185 driver. Odd that there isnt a 190 driver as well, what version of ubuntu are you using?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: Graphics card and wireless help

    I've been using Karmic 9.10

    Thanks for the info.




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