[SATLUG] Ubuntu and AMD64/Geoforce 6100

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 11:35:17 CDT 2008

Since you installed the proprietary drivers, just do a

$sudo dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and run through the prompts.  I would start with the VESA driver if you are
unsure.  That should get you back to a GUI desktop.  You can then try to use
the restricted drivers manager again and install the proprietary nvidia
drivers through the repository.  These have always worked for me with some
tweaking.  My biggest issue was configuring the dual 22" screens, but it
works fine once you get it all dialed down.  The extras that you are trying
to enable are probably linked to the restricted drivers in the repos, and
since you tried to do an 'unorthodox' (for ubuntu at least) it is throwing
up on you.  The ideal solution is to completely remove the Nvidia drivers
you tried to install from the web and make sure that you are only using the
Ubuntu sanctioned proprietary drivers from their own repos.  That should get
you rolling.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 9:27 AM, pixelnate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 11:09 -0500, toddwbucy wrote:
> > hmmm interesting.  I just upgraded from gutsy to hardy alpha 6, which by
> > the way is remarkably stable for an alpha release.  Usually I use Envy
> > to install the Nvidia drivers.  Yeah I know I am a gui whimp but Envy
> > has never done me wrong when installing the latest drivers for Nvidia.
> I used Envy back when it was Automatix and it always worked well for me,
> with one caveat. My monitor (Dell 2007WFP) wasn't being auto detected,
> so I always had to set the refresh rates in the xorg.conf. Otherwise, it
> was brilliant.
> > By the way support for gutsy ends on April 18th so you might want to
> > think about using hardy rather then upgrading again in a month.
> April 18th! They haven't even released a beta yet. I am as anxious as
> the next guy to run Hardy (finally desktop effects with an Intel X3100
> gpu), but they could wait at least until May or June. Maybe it will be
> bug-free by the time it's released, but I normally don't like to run
> brand new software when it's brand new.
> ~Nate
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