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Old 09-29-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up nVIDIA driver


hi every body
I have just installed ubunto and I can not get the best use of my graphic card because I dont have proper drivers for linux.
My graphic card is Geforce MX4000
It would be greatly appriciated if you could help me where I can find the proper driver for ubuntu.
thanks alot
 
Old 09-29-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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hi every body
I have just installed ubunto and I can not get the best use of my graphic card because I dont have proper drivers for linux.
My graphic card is Geforce MX4000
It would be greatly appriciated if you could help me where I can find the proper driver for ubuntu.
thanks alot
HI,welcome to LQ. You have ,ubuntu installed 32bit or 64bit.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 03:25 AM   #3
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My graphic card is Geforce MX4000
It would be greatly appriciated if you could help me where I can find the proper driver for ubuntu.
The easy way would be to simply go to: system > administration > hardware_drivers, and install the nvidia driver if it is listed there, which it should be. See this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
Write back if you need more help.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 03:44 AM   #4
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Get it from here, by selecting your model.

http://www.nvidia.co.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in
 
Old 09-29-2010, 04:58 AM   #5
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Just a few small words of advice regarding the above methods of installation:

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The easy way would be to simply go to: system > administration > hardware_drivers, and install the nvidia driver if it is listed there, which it should be.
This is much easier to maintain (since you can easily toggle it on/off), but in my experience it doesn't always install the most current driver. This might no longer be the case, however.

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Get it from here, by selecting your model.

http://www.nvidia.co.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in
The advantage to this method is that you'll typically be getting the latest driver. However, the disadvantage (again, this is just drawing from my own experience) is that you'll have to re-run the NVIDIA*.run file every time you recieve a kernel update (it needs to rebuild the module dependencies each time...presumably this is done automatically if the driver is installed via the package manager).

Last edited by MrCode; 09-29-2010 at 04:59 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 01:58 AM   #6
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This is much easier to maintain (since you can easily toggle it on/off), but in my experience it doesn't always install the most current driver. This might no longer be the case, however.
It is still the case. The newest nvidia driver in the Ubuntu 10.04 repos is nvidia-current, which is the nvidia 195.36 driver:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/nvidia-current
The nvidia driver is usually not updated in stable releases of Ubuntu. There will likely be a newer nvidia driver in Ubuntu 10.10.
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...presumably this is done automatically if the driver is installed via the package manager).
This is true. Anytime there is a kernel update for Ubuntu the nvidia driver is automatically reinstalled if you have installed the driver from the Ubuntu repos. If you install the driver from nvidia.com then you are on your own here.

Last edited by tommcd; 09-30-2010 at 01:59 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 02:15 AM   #7
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If the Ubuntu driver-installer has the latest drivers doesn't matter in this case, because the MX4000 is not supported in the latest drivers. It is a modified Geforce 4 MX 4XX, so the latest drivers for this card are from the 90s-series.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 05:07 AM   #8
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nvidia DID a last and i think LAST update the the 96. drivers
the update only removed a warning and crash if the xorg version is above 1.7

it mostly works with xorg 1.8 but will be very hard to maintain
get the last from nvidia 's ftp site and DO NOT delete it copy it to / and reinstall it for every kernel and x11/xorg update
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/96.43.18/
 
Old 09-30-2010, 06:06 AM   #9
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hi every body
I have just installed ubunto and I can not get the best use of my graphic card because I dont have proper drivers for linux.
My graphic card is Geforce MX4000
It would be greatly appriciated if you could help me where I can find the proper driver for ubuntu.
thanks alot
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