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    Question nvidia driver for pae kernel?

    This is a followup/secondary question from another post earlier this morning. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9647704)

    Info: Lucid 10.04, 4GB ram, Nvidia video, home built pc.

    I'm fairly certain that when I enable the pae kernel this time, I'll get usage of the full 4GB of memory that I have installed.

    The problem is, that I did enable the pae kernel earlier this week to test something out, but ran into a problem. It came up in "low graphics mode" (800x600). As you can image, I wasn't real thrilled about that.

    I went to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers to get the video driver straightened out. I figured it just needed one compiled for the pae kernel... Well, it didn't find one.

    Is there one? Is there a procedure to get one installed/compiled, if there isn't one?

    I don't know if I want to mess with trying to get the Nvidia drivers working for pae, when I only stand to gain another ~700MB of memory. Currently showing 3.2GB. I'm not sure if its worth my trouble...

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    Re: nvidia driver for pae kernel?

    Marked this as solved. And for anyone else that may have this same issue...

    After loading the pae kernel, the solution, rather than compiling a custom nvidia driver, was that once in the 'low graphics mode', to open up synaptic (or your favorite tool). Remove the linux-headers-generic and add linux-headers-generic-pae...

    I rebooted after that. Video drivers were happy and my entire 4 GB of memory was available.

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    Re: nvidia driver for pae kernel?

    worked for me, thanks terry_opie!
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