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Old 03-24-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
mjax09
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having finally been able to to compile linux kernel 2.6.18 on ubuntu 7.10, I have been trying to install my nvidia geforce fx 5200 but I keep getting an eroor saying that the driver cannot determine what kind of kernel version I have installed, currently I am using the vesa module for graphics which we all know is not as good as the nvidia driver itself. Could someone please tell me how to install my driver properly or at least how to compile my kernel effectively.

p.s will the upcoming Ubuntu 8.01 have built in kernel support for nvidia geforce 5200

specs:
processor : celeron 4
graphic card : nvidia geforce fx 5200
graphic driver/module : vesa
system : Ubuntu 7.10
kernel : kernel 2.6.18
desktops : kde, gnome
 
Old 03-24-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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can you try with this ??

apt-get install nvidia-glx kernal-module-nvidia-2.6.9-1.667


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having finally been able to to compile linux kernel 2.6.18 on ubuntu 7.10, I have been trying to install my nvidia geforce fx 5200 but I keep getting an eroor saying that the driver cannot determine what kind of kernel version I have installed, currently I am using the vesa module for graphics which we all know is not as good as the nvidia driver itself. Could someone please tell me how to install my driver properly or at least how to compile my kernel effectively.

p.s will the upcoming Ubuntu 8.01 have built in kernel support for nvidia geforce 5200

specs:
processor : celeron 4
graphic card : nvidia geforce fx 5200
graphic driver/module : vesa
system : Ubuntu 7.10
kernel : kernel 2.6.18
desktops : kde, gnome
 
Old 04-24-2009, 02:11 AM   #3
mjax09
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tried using this line, which I assume must be done with my ubuntu disc in, but the problem is my disc does not seem to have the package you advise I install .Can anyone tell me where I can best obtain this package, and any other depends my nvidia driver or peharps this specific package,namely kernal-module-nvidia-2.6.9-1.66, may require.
 
  


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