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Old 04-08-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Question This is the message i get when i check for my card on terminal


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15BR [GeForce2 Ultra, Bladerunner] (rev a4) i cant use any visual graphics does any one know how this can be solved? Thank you p.s Great forum by the way very helpfull A++++
 
Old 04-08-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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You need to install the Legacy nvidia drivers to get 3D acceleration. Not sure how good the performance will be, but that's what you need.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._71.86.09.html
I believe Mint inclusdes EnvyNG that you can use to install the Drivers for nVidia ATI if you are unfamiliar with doing hte process manually.


Then configre Linux Mint..
http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/...Nvidia_and_ATI
Although it looks like this might be simplified in the latest versions..
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_elyssa_xfce.php
 
Old 04-08-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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what does the file get saved to as in i have troubles opening downloads thank you
 
Old 04-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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depending on what browser you are using you will find that the default download directory can be different.
iceweasel downloads to the desktop
konqueror downloads to /home/$user/~

the naming of the file shouldn't change from the site to your computer. make sure that you are downloading the proper extension, i.e. windows, mac, .rpm, .deb... .

i haven't played with mint, yet i know that the nvidia driver for the debian, linux, install is pretty straight forward in a tty as root.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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depending on what browser you are using you will find that the default download directory can be different.
iceweasel downloads to the desktop
konqueror downloads to /home/$user/~

the naming of the file shouldn't change from the site to your computer. make sure that you are downloading the proper extension, i.e. windows, mac, .rpm, .deb... .

i haven't played with mint, yet i know that the nvidia driver for the debian, linux, install is pretty straight forward in a tty as root.
How do i know which extension i.e rpm
 
Old 04-08-2009, 02:56 PM   #6
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did you try running envyNG on your Mint box ? that should automate the process....
 
Old 04-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #7
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did you try running envyNG on your Mint box ? that should automate the process....
i dont think i have got envyNG and it might sound stupid but whats mint box im just getting into this new os
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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by mint box I meant Linux Mint, your OS.. according to their release notes envyNG is part of your Distribution..

Applications > Administration > EnvyNG

if it's not there, then use Synaptic to install it.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Nv...get=envyng.png

Last edited by farslayer; 04-08-2009 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
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by mint box I meant Linux Mint, your OS.. according to their release notes envyNG is part of your Distribution..

Applications > Administration > EnvyNG

if it's not there, then use Synaptic to install it.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Nv...get=envyng.png
daft question but to install envyng which one core,-gtk,t,qt,
and do i need to be online to install and apply using package manager
 
Old 04-08-2009, 06:38 PM   #10
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daft question but to install envyng which one core,-gtk,t,qt,
and do i need to be online to install and apply using package manager
yes you need to be online. if you're not online, did you install from a cd/dvd?
if so you might be able to find what you're looking for on that.

if you're looking at just putting the nvidia driver, from their site, on your system.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
and then follow along, download the driver, read the instructions, install and then you're done.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 07:01 PM   #11
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gtk if you are running gnome
qt if you are running kde
t if you just want the console based text interface.

and yes you need to be online to use it so it can download the necessary drivers. (nvidia 71.x)
 
  


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