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Old 08-20-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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OpenGL Drivers


Hello,

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 and the 3D rendering seems to be running extremely slowly. I know if I'm having the slow 3D rendering I'm suppose to update my OpenGL drivers. I was just wondering which ones I should get and how I install them. It's been a while since I replaced my graphics card, but I'm pretty sure it's Nvidia. Which model, I can't remember right off hand, but if that's needed to know what drivers I should get I'll figure out what the model is. If anyone wants to tell me what drivers I should get and how to go about doing that it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hi, to find out what you have type lspci in a shell. You may need to be root to access the command.

If that is good and you found some info but want more, type lspci -v

To see what module is being used type lsmod.

Then you could go to the nVidia site and download the linux driver for your card. (eg mx400, gf5500, or fx7300gs, etc.)

Post back with any results or questions.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, I've got one thing left. I found the appropriate driver for my card and to install it I'm suppose to do
Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run
But I get
Code:
 ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
Where can I install this then so that the X server is not running?

Thanks again.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 12:31 AM   #4
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Nevermind, figured it out. Just had to ctrl-alt-F1 my way out then use
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
to exit the x server. Then I could run it and then run the above again with stop replaced with start to get back in. And for anyone else who's trying to do the same thing, you need to have libc headers package before you can do this, but if you don't it will tell you you need them anyway.

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 08-21-2008, 05:07 AM   #5
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That's right, i usually type init 3 to do the same.

regards Glenn
 
  


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