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    how to install NVidia drivers ?

    i have lubuntu 11.10 on a netbook.
    i tried to install nvidia driver:
    1) removed nouveau driver, then install nvidia driver with .run packages from nvidia site.
    2) removed nouveau driver, then install nvidia driver with preferences --> additional drivers.

    both methods gives me a lot of problem so i decided to reinstall lubuntu for the third times.

    now i have

    Code:
    xrandr
    results
    Code:
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
    LVDS-1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 256mm x 144mm
       1366x768       60.0*+
       1024x768       59.9  
       800x600        59.9  
       640x480        59.4  
       720x400        59.6  
       640x400        60.0  
       640x350        59.8  
    VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    and

    Code:
    lshw
    results
    Code:
    *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: ION VGA [GeForce 9400M]
                    vendor: nVidia Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: b1
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
                    resources: irq:21 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff memory:c0000000-cffff
    and

    Code:
    glxinfo|grep -i opengl
    results
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: nouveau
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NVAC
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.11
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
    OpenGL extensions:
    whit nouveau it is not good, for example when the screensaver "fiberlamp" starts it is very very slow and jerky (from google translate)

    so, what i have to do for install CLEANLY NVidia driver ? (i need the comand i must digit, not general guidelines)

    thanx
    Last edited by overkill22; March 9th, 2012 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Hi there,

    Is there a reason you can't install the driver using the "additional drivers" section? It would certainly be easier.

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    Hi there,

    Is there a reason you can't install the driver using the "additional drivers" section? It would certainly be easier.
    i tried with additional drivers but then there was a problem, the size of the characters where too big...

    with nouveau the resolution is good and the characters are good but there is no 3d acceleration...i think...

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Ok, well it sounds like the drivers installed ok, but the resolution was incorrect. Have you tried setting the resolution using xrandr, when the proprietary drivers are active?

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by overkill22 View Post
    i tried with additional drivers but then there was a problem, the size of the characters where too big...

    with nouveau the resolution is good and the characters are good but there is no 3d acceleration...i think...
    It would be helpful to know what video card your using.

    Additional drivers should work. did you install the recommended driver?
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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    I would recommend using additional drivers to install Nvidia and then report back here for help on how to adjust your resolution so your character size is more to your liking.

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kc1di View Post
    It would be helpful to know what video card your using.

    Additional drivers should work. did you install the recommended driver?
    it is all write on the first post, however:

    Code:
    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: ION VGA [GeForce 9400M]
    i've installed first time NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.20.run.

    then i cleaned all with a new lubuntu 11.10 installation
    then i tried with recommended driver using preferences --> additional drivers.

    nothing to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    Ok, well it sounds like the drivers installed ok, but the resolution was incorrect. Have you tried setting the resolution using xrandr, when the proprietary drivers are active?
    i don't know how to use xrandr for setting resolution, can you tell me ?
    but can you tell me also the correct way to install nvidia driver ?

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by overkill22 View Post
    i don't know how to use xrandr for setting resolution, can you tell me ?
    but can you tell me also the correct way to install nvidia driver ?
    Start with this, but obviously you'll want to replace the resolution with one of your choosing.

    Code:
    xrandr --output LVDS-1 --mode 1024x768

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pootan View Post
    I would recommend using additional drivers to install Nvidia and then report back here for help on how to adjust your resolution so your character size is more to your liking.
    before install nvidia driver i have to remove nouveau driver ?
    if i use additional drivers to install nvidia driver, i see 2 possibility:

    1) Nvidia driver (current version) [reccomended]
    2) nvidia driver (updates post-release) [version current-updates)

    which one ?

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    Re: how to install NVidia drivers ?

    Don't worry about removing any drivers, just choose the (recommended) driver listed.

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