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Old 07-25-2009, 03:27 AM   #16
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Look at the selector on this page. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
If you need the GeForce 6 series, it looks like you use the current driver. I don't know if you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit distro. You want to make sure you have the correct package.
The version that shows up in the selector is Version: 185.18.14

Here is a web page listing the cards supported. Your card is in the list.
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

Check the names of the drivers you installed. I had two driver packages for SuSE. On was for the kernel driver, the other I think was the GL files.
If you decide to install it using the NVidia installer, you will need the kernel source installed. You will also have to build a nvidia kernel module after every kernel upgrade.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 08:30 AM   #17
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Cease and Desist

@31tempe:
You have crossposted a similar message across LQ, which makes it the equivalent of UBE (Bulk) and is therefore considered hostile. The message is inappropriate because it does not address the Original Post in the intended way (LQ centers around all things GNU/Linux) and is considered as deliberately inciting. As you are in violation of the LQ Rules you are ordered to stop posting and read your email.

@All: please do not reply to 31tempe's post. Thanks for understanding.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 11:45 AM   #18
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thanks wabbalee I will try that once I update to 9.04
And to answer 31tempe's solution after using ubuntu I don't think I want to go back to windows as so far I have found ubuntu to be better
 
Old 07-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #19
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I will try the nvidia website option also and keep you posted on how it goes ( hopefully well) thanks again for your help
 
Old 07-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #20
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Just for clarity:
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I will try that once I update to 9.04
I did not necessarily meant for you to upgrade to Jaunty unless you want to of course, but more with regards to your current Hardy install which, judging by the kernel version you provided earlier, is the one from the install disc.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 03:34 PM   #21
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Code:
i | nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-default   | NVIDIA graphics driver kernel module for GeForce 6xxx and newer GPUs | package
i | nvidia-settings             | Configuration Tool for nVidia GPUs                                   | package
i | nvidia-settings-debuginfo   | Debug information for package nvidia-settings                        | package
i | nvidia-settings-debugsource | Debug sources for package nvidia-settings                            | package
  | x11-video-nvidia            | NVIDIA graphics driver for GeForce4 GPUs                             | package
  | x11-video-nvidiaG01         | NVIDIA graphics driver for GeForceFX GPUs                            | package
i | x11-video-nvidiaG02         | NVIDIA graphics driver for GeForce 6xxx and newer GPUs               | package
Maybe this list of NVidia packages I have on my laptop will help. I use SuSE, but you may have packages with the same names. You want the packages that have G02 in their names. One with kmp in the name for the kernel module. The one without it for the X11 & GL files.
Your error message indicated you were missing the latter.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 04:16 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by 31tempe View Post
There are a variety of possible operating systems which can be installed on a personal computer. As an alternative to Linux you may wish to consider Microsoft Vista. Although it certainly is more expensive, it is professionally written and you will find that all of the unfortunate issues and problems you are experiencing will simply disappear when using a quality operating system.

cheers
31tempe, I think an even better solution would be for you to post things on a different site. This is Linux questions...if you don't want to help people (or can't, is more likely), then please do everyone a favor, and don't bother with junk like this.

If you're a Microsoft fanboy, great...use Vista all you'd like and enjoy it. All you're doing here is wasting peoples time....
 
Old 07-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #23
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horay thanks for everyones help this problem has now been sorted and desktop effects are enabled at a descent resolution.
btw it worked after the upgrade to 9.04 and the driver installed fine.
thanks again
 
  


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