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Old 05-01-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
jacatone
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How do I fix Nvidia accelerated driver in Ubuntu 10.04?


After installing Ubuntu 10.04, kept getting this popup advising me of an Nvidia accelerated graphics driver 96. After installing it my highest resolution is 640x480 and I get the following error:

"It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead? Yes/No"

How do I get this thing to a 1024x768 resolution? Thanks.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
After installing Ubuntu 10.04, kept getting this popup advising me of an Nvidia accelerated graphics driver 96. After installing it my highest resolution is 640x480 and I get the following error:

"It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead? Yes/No"

How do I get this thing to a 1024x768 resolution? Thanks.
try editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and where you see
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
try adding underneath Depth
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
then save and logout or you alt+ctrl+backspace should restart your X server.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 05:12 PM   #3
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Actually, I don't see that in my xorg.conf file. I have the following:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

How would I fix this instead?
 
Old 05-02-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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Try "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg". Sometimes this will give you the option to adjust your screen resolution.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Nope, didn't work. Just gave me the 640x480 max.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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how did you install the 96 driver ?
apt-get? or the " NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.16-pkg1.run " ?
also is that the correct driver for your card ( a VERY OLD card ) -- so what is the card ?
 
Old 05-02-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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It's an nVidia-GeForce2 MX/MX 400 card. I used the Administration>Hardware Drivers tool to install the driver.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #8
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what version of the driver is it
to see
Code:
nvidia-settings
the nvidia tool will give it version
-- screen shot --
http://www.imagebam.com/image/32f61178928552
and this is a copy of my working xorg.conf
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "DELL P792"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     48.0 - 170.0
    Gamma           1
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce2 MX/MX 400"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "RenderAccel" "True"
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    Option         "NVAGP" "3"
    Option         "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 1600x1200 +0+0; 1280x1024 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 05-02-2010, 08:40 PM   #9
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I believe this well help.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 11:22 PM   #10
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Thanks brucehinrichs, I'll give it a try after I do another reinstall of ubuntu.
 
  


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