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Old 05-13-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Installed a new video card and more issues came up.


I installed a newish (nvidia) video card in my 10.04 xubuntu pc and now I have even more issues that are rather puzzling to me.

I got the drivers and everything working but now my task-list/task-bar doesn't work and programs start up WAY off screen.

No open program shows up on the task-list/task-bar and the minimize all feature doesn't work.

I have to manually shut down my PC (Holding the power button) just to be able to turn off firefox because there is no menu or (X) button.

I checked threw the settings but I couldn't find anything completely obvious.

I have the monitor running at 1024x768 and 60HZ.

This is the default resolution for this monitor and has always worked great in the past.

I am greatly puzzled as it worked before I used the new video card. :-/
 
Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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Not knowing much about the system I can only give some very general advice.

It sounds like it could be a problem with the xorg.conf file, if your system ran fine before then have a look in the folder /etc/X11/ look for any files called xorg.conf.backup or xorg.conf.old post the contents of the file along with the contents of xorg.conf

The only other thing I can suggest without more details is adjusting the settings from the NVIDIA-settings gui that is usually installed with the driver.

Some more info on NVIDIA & Linux can be found here http://linux.die.net/man/1/nvidia-settings
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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Not knowing much about the system I can only give some very general advice.

It sounds like it could be a problem with the xorg.conf file, if your system ran fine before then have a look in the folder /etc/X11/ look for any files called xorg.conf.backup or xorg.conf.old post the contents of the file along with the contents of xorg.conf

The only other thing I can suggest without more details is adjusting the settings from the NVIDIA-settings gui that is usually installed with the driver.

Some more info on NVIDIA & Linux can be found here http://linux.die.net/man/1/nvidia-settings
Sorry I didn't add more information.

Its an Nvidia Geforce2 MX Video card.

I went threw the settings manager GUI for Nvidia cards but I couldn't find anything more than changing resolution or the specs of the card.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

doesn't exist nor anything that looks close to it.

Its got:

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1.8 GHZ single core CPU.

512 MB RAM

32 MB VRAM (From the video card)

Dell Optiplex PC.

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I tried changing the resolution but that didn't fix the problem.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
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I kinda wanted to dump xfce and install fluxbox but I am not sure if that will fix my little issue.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Having not used Ubuntu in a while, I didn't realise that it had stopped producing a xorg.conf the new method 'just works' ,aye right.

On the system->preferences look to see if there is another option to change the screen settings other than NVIDIA settings, if this resolution is different to the one in NVIDIA settings then the two may be conflicting and this could be the cause of the problems
 
Old 05-13-2010, 09:10 PM   #6
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Having not used Ubuntu in a while, I didn't realise that it had stopped producing a xorg.conf the new method 'just works' ,aye right.

On the system->preferences look to see if there is another option to change the screen settings other than NVIDIA settings, if this resolution is different to the one in NVIDIA settings then the two may be conflicting and this could be the cause of the problems
I fixed the issue by removing xfce4 and installing fluxbox.

Sadly though I can't seem to get xfdesktop (the program for my icons) to start up at boot and no matter what I do I still can't fix that little issue. :-/
 
Old 05-14-2010, 12:26 AM   #7
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Its an Nvidia Geforce2 MX Video card.
that is not a "newish " card .I have one and it is 10 years old
you need to use the 96 driver
i do belive that it is in the ubuntu repos , look for it

or use the nvidia.run
96.43.16 is the current ( also it is about to hit end of life soon)
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._96.43.16.html
 
  


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