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Old 10-18-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
Dugon143
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Need help with Nvidia proprietary drivers


Hi, I just installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my inspiron 8200. I believe that in order to get my graphics driver going i need to enable a NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver, but when I do, I get the error "The software source for the package 'nvidia-glx' is not enabled". I am pretty new to linux in general, so im sorry if this is a "newb" question, but I've tried searching everywhere to find an answer but anything I find just confuses me more. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
 
Old 10-18-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Aloha,
Make sure all updates are installed and then reboot. After that see if you can get it to work by going to System -> Administration -> Restricted Driver Manager.
Mahalo,
Edward
 
Old 10-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Well i believe i have all the updates downloaded, is there a way to tell. Also I tried rebooting and enabling the driver but it came back with the same message.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:36 AM   #4
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Did you install the most recent nVidia driver or the Legacy driver ?

I have an Inspiron 8100 with the nvidia2go graphics controller. T
he nvidia2go GPU is not supported by the latest drivers, only the legacy-nvidia drivers.


lspci should show you what nvidia chip is in your laptop.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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So what is ispci exactly, and how do I use it? I'm pretty new to linux so I'm also pretty new when it comes to the linux terms.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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you open a shell and type lspci

Code:
username@it-etch:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Xpress 200 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 SMBus (rev 13)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Azalia
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to PCI Bridge
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
lspci essentially means LIST all devices on the systems PCI bus (which would include AGP or PCI Express video cards)

It will show what each device is
It will typically provide device info so you can identify the proper driver needed

Last edited by farslayer; 10-19-2007 at 04:15 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 09:33 PM   #7
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ok so i typed that in and got this

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM USB Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801CAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go] (rev a3)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:01.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controller
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
So I think is my driver what I have highlighted in green. Ok so I got that, so what is my next step?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 12:14 AM   #8
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According to the nVidia Readme http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/README.txt
GeForce4 440 Go - 0x0174 - Most Recent Driver Version: 1.0-96XX
So the Current (Newest ) driver from nVidia will not work.

You either need to install the legacy driver packages from Ubuntu or the legacy driver from nVidias site..

Looks like you could use the Envy script to install the driver
http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

I don't see any directions for the nvidia legacy driver in the Ubuntu guide..
 
Old 10-30-2007, 03:05 PM   #9
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I hope this will help.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3667530
 
  


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