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Thread: Ubuntu CE & GeForce 5200 ultra

  1. #1
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    Ubuntu CE & GeForce 5200 ultra

    Hi.
    When I start my computer with Ubuntu CE CD my monitor is turn off.
    System loading is complete (I have sound).
    My video adapter is GeForce 5200 ultra.
    I try any video mode, but I have this problem again and again.
    sorry for my english.

  2. #2
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    Re: Ubuntu CE & GeForce 5200 ultra

    Does your motherboard also have integrated video? On one of my computers I have an add on Nvidia card and sometimes Live CD's find only the integrated video and not my Nvidia card. I have to do the following:

    1 - boot PC and go into the bios
    2 - change the bios to probe the onboard video
    3 - save changes and reboot to the Live CD
    4 - complete the installation (unless you're just taking a look without installing it to your hard drive. If that's the case, skip to step 10 when you're finished)
    5 - reboot into the new installation
    6 - do your updates - I use the console
    a) sudo apt-get update
    b) sudo apt-get upgrade (may take awhile)
    7 - reboot
    8 - Install the Nvidia drivers. I usually use a program called Envy - http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html This has worked better for me than the Nvidia-glx drivers.
    9 - After installing your video drivers (whichever method you use), update your xorg.conf file but don't restart x yet.
    10 - Reboot your machine and go into the bios again. Change it to probe for the add-on card.
    11 - After you save your bios changes quickly move your monitor cable back to the vga port on your video card (if you don't catch it in time use ctrl+alt+del)
    12 - Hopefully you'll be up and running.

    P.S.
    If on-board video isn't causing your issue then I apologize for the lengthy reply

  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu CE & GeForce 5200 ultra

    I have not integred video card

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