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Thread: Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

  1. #1
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    Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

    Hello I am using Ubuntu hardy. I am trying to get my nvidia driver for my graphics card and I have no luck.

    my card is

    XFX GeForce 9500 GT 256MB PCI-E Graphics Card

    In the system -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers there is nothing listed.

    All the tutorials of sticky threads that I can find refer to older versions of Ubuntu or older graphics card.

    I am very sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

    start synaptic->install envyng .. then run it. It'll install the binary drivers for you.

  3. #3
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    Re: Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

    This post(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301499) might also be helpful.

    Regards
    /stromdal
    There are 2 kinds of people in the world; those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

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    Wink Re: Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

    EnvyNG is the bomb! Use it, use it, use it. It will make your life a lot easier. I ignored the use of envy for a year and just download the nvidia drivers from the website but then I tried envy and wanted to smack myself for not doing it sooner.

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    Re: Getting my nvidia driver working on Hardy

    Have just brought a similar card "GeForce 9500 GT 256MB PCI-E Graphics Card" and was thinking of taking it back when I discovered this thread.

    I used EnvyNG and it works fine.

    I did have to run a manual install of the driver "at my own risk" and now it works fine.

    To do this install Envyng and then type the following command:

    envyng -t
    Then select option 5 to manually install the driver.

    Easy Peasy!!!

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