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Old 05-21-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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Nvidia GeForce Go Drivers for Ubuntu


I am having a difficult time finding video card drivers for Ubuntu 11.04. The video card is a Nvidia GeForce Go 6150.

If anyone can point me in the right direction on this I would greatly appreciate it.

Shaun
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Dear pal ,

Y can check for Nvidia drivers , System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers .
Let the search for drivers be completed then activate your Nvidia driver .
 
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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Terminal Command option?

Do you know the command for apt-get in the terminal for the Nvidia GeForce Go 6150?

Even better questions is what command would I use to access the drivers and software package libraries so I do not have to ask these very basic questions? pacman?
 
Old 05-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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There is no simple 'apt-get' command to get the nvidia drivers on debian systems, or on any of the debian based systems AFAIK. Its a bit more complicated than that.

With ubuntu the easy way is to use System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers like codemaniac suggested.
 
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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Reinstalling the video drivers corrected my wifi issue. A little weird that the video drivers would cause problems for the wifi, but it works.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Ok, now I am frustrated! My WiFi still does not work!

I have an HP tx 1000 laptop, I have downloaded the drivers for my broadcom wireless NIC, upgraded my Nvidia GeForce Go6150.

What am I missing? Should I upgrade to Natty Warhol? I am completely running otu of options.......Please help!

Shaun
 
Old 05-22-2011, 10:08 PM   #7
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If you have a Broadcom wireless NIC you most likely need the firmware. Downloading from the manufacturers website is normally not the way to go. You should at first look if the necessary software is in the distros repository. We need to know which specific chipset your machine is using, so please post the output of lspci.
 
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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My current driver for my wireless NIC is Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source 5.60.48.36+bdcom

The problem is that when I perform lspci it does not give me a driver version. I have to go to synaptic manager and see what driver I installed. This is obviously a great concern because the PCI Bus does not even see the Broadcom NIC.

This is very irritating! My laptop connected to the Internet yesterday, but nothing now. So basically I need to reinstall the drivers, right? I can do that, but how do I prevent from losing the drivers again?
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #9
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Please show us the output of lspci. Have you installed the STA-driver from your repository? Is the firmware installed?
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:01 PM   #10
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Tobi,

There is no output to the lspci, because the PCI Bus does not see the card (Broadcom). I also loaded the drivers from Synaptic Package Manager (bcmwl-kernal-source) and activated them. In addition, I did some research and found that there was a known conflict between the Broadcom drivers and the Nvidia GeForce Go 6150, so I upgraded those.

It worked for about 1 day, then it stopped. Apparently HP is not supporting their WiFi NIC vendor, because everyone is having trouble with this issue (that have HP's).

The question is why did I lose the OS 11.04 image and the drivers? Why did the OS revert back to 10.10? There is definitely some instability but whether it is the hardware or my image I do not know.

Thank you for your interest. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.

Shaun
 
  


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