[SATLUG] Ubuntu and AMD64/Geoforce 6100

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Mar 17 10:03:15 CDT 2008


I am not an Ubuntu user, but my first suggestion would be to make sure that
the link points to the correct binary. When you install the factory NVidia
drivers they should come with whatever extra config program NVidia supplies.
You should make sure that the "System->Appearance->Visual Effects" link 
points to those NVIdia binaries that came with the driver you downloaded,
and not point to some Ubuntu package that is incompatible with your video card.

Check the installation log to see where nvidia installed those additional
binaries that you can use to manipulate the settings of your card, once you
found them, edit the menu so it points to the correct link, or symlink the
nvidia apps to the ubuntu apps.


> Hi All,
> Recently purchased an HP Pavillion m8300f with an AMD64 Dual Core
> 6000+ processor, 3GB of RAM and onboard NVIDIA Geoforce 6100 video
> card.  My issues right now are the video card.  I've got Ubuntu 7.10
> (gutsy) loaded up on it right now.  I've downloaded the NVIDIA drivers
> form NVIDIA and installed them and I get good resolution, but when I
> go into the System->Appearance->Visual Effects and try and select
> Extra, it wants to download some packages, including a restricted
> driver, nvidia-glx-new, and one other package.  When these get
> installed it says that I need to reboot the computer.  After the
> reboot, Xorg can't find any screens, so it loads up the Failsafe
> Driver.
> I did a lot of research on the subject over the weekend, but haven't
> found a solution.  I'm only able to unload the packages it downloads,
> and re-install the drivers from NVIDIA and I can get my resolution
> back, but I can't seem to find out how to get the Extras to work on
> the desktop
> Anyone else run into this problem, or have any ideas?
> Ed
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