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Old 04-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Nvidia Envy install


Hi All, I recently managed to get Nvidia drivers working with a program called Envy. Up until then I was really struggling to get it working, anyway Envy got it going for me.

I am using Ubuntu 7.10

The trouble is now if I try to enhance my desktop effects through the System --> Preferences --> Appearence I get the message saying I need to enable the Nvidia driver?? Which of course in the restricted drivers bit?

I am scared to enable it in case it screws with what Envy finally managed to do, 3D graphics :P anybody any ideas on what I should do..

Many thanks, deft.

Last edited by deft; 04-07-2008 at 07:59 PM.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Always remember, just because its easy, doesn't mean its right. Envy, Automatix, EasyUbuntu, etc, are all bad ideas. Good luck, because when Envy causes a problem, you're gonna have a helluva time tracking down help to get it working.

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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Always remember, just because its easy, doesn't mean its right. Envy, Automatix, EasyUbuntu, etc, are all bad ideas. Good luck, because when Envy causes a problem, you're gonna have a helluva time tracking down help to get it working.

IGF
Ditto -- your best bet would have been to accept the restricted driver. Envy probably compiled the driver which means that the deb packaging system doesn't know it's there.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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Can you post your xorg.conf file so we can see which drivers are in use?

Not to dispute what's been said, or start a war, but I've read some great reviews and testimonials about Envy. However, anything can happen when using third-party software, especially to install system drivers- there are better ways. It would be most helpful to know what's actually being loaded at startup.

Cheers

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