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Old 09-05-2006, 06:11 PM   #1
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cant get Nvidia gf 7600 running

I was wondering if any of u could help me with this.

I just upgraded my graphix card becuase I had the ATI Radeon 9600se and was never able to get it running with the 3D accelerator due to the wonderfull support ati has for linux... so i got the BFG Nvidiva GF 7600 oc 512 in order to solve my problem.

so i took out my ATI and dropped in the Nvidia, did everything that was suggested under the UBUNTU guide in order to get it running except for the "sududo gedit /etc/share/NVIDIA-settings.desktop" becuase it gave an error since the gui wasnt working i guess it said samething about that. so i did it with VIM and went ahead and added the lines or more like i created the file since there wasnt one.

so I rebooted the system everything was running great no fails during the loading screen of ubuntu but once its done loading and tries to switch over to Gnome or the GUI it freeezes on the blackscreen with the white dash(stops blinking)!!!!. so i dont know what to do anymore. this is the second time i have had to post since i got Ubuntu Breezy Badger. I usually get all my answers from previous posts, but if i missed this one Im very sorry and i would appreciated if one of u could send me in the right direction!!!!

THX a lot for ur help guys xD!!!!

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Old 09-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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Have you installed the Nvidia xorg driver and modified the xorg.conf?
Old 09-05-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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i did that

first off THX for the help m8!!!

this is exactly what i did:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/NVIDIA-Settings.desktop

* Insert the following lines into the new file

[Desktop Entry]
Name=NVIDIA Settings
Comment=NVIDIA Settings

and did not worked
Old 09-06-2006, 12:20 AM   #4
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Perhaps you could try:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
in recovery mode to get the GUI back, then install the nvidia driver as you did in your previous post. Hope this helps.
Old 09-06-2006, 12:33 AM   #5
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yup thats what i did. i got it running with the vesa drivers b/c with the nvidia ones wont run at all it locks up just before entering the gui. and after getting the drives again from with in the gui, but i dont see how it should make a dif. thx m8

is there really not a way to make this ********* work!? or am I just to dumb!??

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:17 PM   #6
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turns out i was just dumb!

this is what i did but with the newR drivers from Nvidia.


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