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    Question Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    I recently bought a GTX 550 ti graphics card. the user manual said to install drivers after putting the card in my computer. when I try to boot, it opens ubuntu as if it were in terminal. should I install the drivers before using the card?

    I have tyed everything so far on this URL

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2#post11486582
    Last edited by david476; November 26th, 2011 at 11:06 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Quote Originally Posted by david476 View Post
    I recently bought a GTX 550 ti graphics card. the user manual said to install drivers after putting the card in my computer. when I try to boot, it opens ubuntu as if it were in terminal. should I install the drivers before using the card?
    The drivers that came on your install disk are for WINDOWS ONLY.

    Have had a lot of luck just shutting down, put the card in, and turn it on in Linux. Sometimes you have to install the restricted driver, but your system will let you know that. It SHOULD work with the default driver system.

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    I have already tried restarting, the drivers I was talking about were the ones provided for download on nvidia's website

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Hi david476.

    I would advice you to uninstall the driver that you got from the Nvidia site, remove your Xorg config file and restart.

    Then install the Nvidia driver that has been tested for your version of Ubuntu in 'Additional Drivers'.

    Tell us if you need more help with that.
    Regards.

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Hi david476.

    I would advice you to uninstall the driver that you got from the Nvidia site, remove your Xorg config file and restart.

    Then install the Nvidia driver that has been tested for your version of Ubuntu in 'Additional Drivers'.

    Tell us if you need more help with that.
    Regards.
    To uninstall the Nvidia site-provided driver, rerun the installer and follow the prompts. To remove the config file, open a terminal and enter:
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Restart

    Then, you could try installing nvidia-current, the standard driver for GeForce cards series 6 and up. (Although sometimes newer cards can have bad support.
    GPUs such as GeForce series 6 or newer are supported.
    Start a terminal and enter:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    Enter your password and let it install. I would restart afterwards, so you can use the driver.
    Last edited by rectec794613; November 23rd, 2011 at 04:57 AM.
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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Quote Originally Posted by rectec794613 View Post
    To uninstall the Nvidia site-provided driver, rerun the installer and follow the prompts. To remove the config file, open a terminal and enter:
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Restart

    Then, you could try installing nvidia-current, the standard driver for GeForce cards series 6 and up. (Although sometimes newer cards can have bad support.

    Start a terminal and enter:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    Enter your password and let it install. I would restart afterwards, so you can use the driver.
    Im having the same problem, and I tried to install nvidia-current and got this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    [sudo] password for david: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      nvidia-current
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 247 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/55.2 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 170 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 143108 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (--unpack):
     corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    david@david-A770E3:~$
    Any idea what could be wrong? I am trying to install the driver for my nvidia gtx 560 ti

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Dblkickflip720 View Post
    Im having the same problem, and I tried to install nvidia-current and got this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    [sudo] password for david: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      nvidia-current
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 247 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/55.2 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 170 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 143108 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb (--unpack):
     corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-current_280.13-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    david@david-A770E3:~$
    Any idea what could be wrong? I am trying to install the driver for my nvidia gtx 560 ti
    Looks like the package is corrupted. Try again and see if it works. If not, you can go to http://packages.ubuntu.com/, scroll down to search, select your Ubuntu version from the menu and download nvidia-current from the site. If that doesn't work, it could be a bad internet connection, resulting in lost packets. Or it could be on their side.
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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    I tried this two times and got the same result. It cannot find xorg.conf or download nvidia-current. I cannot easily post the code because as I stated earlier Ubuntu opens like a giant terminal window in black and white

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    I'm making a new post for this issue.

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    Re: Nvidia GTX 550 ti not working

    Hrm. You should try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    then try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    again.
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