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Old 02-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Gainward GTX 560 GDDR5 Graphics Card & Ubuntu

Hi not long built a desktop Acer MB with Intel 3i plus Win7 64bit OS and added Ubuntu 11.04 alongside using a windows installer. Having trouble with graphics - display not fitting on TV screen. I have a Gainward GTX 560 1GB GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphicd card. The hardware picked ths up but installed some driver that cannot be adjusted to produce the best display for my TV. I have tried installing Proper drivers but with no luck.
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Problem sorted - reinstalled Ubuntu using 10.04 and left the graphics card out and desktop fits perfect. Looking at the Gainward website the card is not supported by linux but I suspect its also 11.04 as well that caused the conflict.
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I dont know quite why the Gainward site would make you think its not supported with linux.

Ubuntu 11.04 nvidia-current has driver version 270.41.06. GTX560 requires drvier version 275.09.07 or higher.

It is posible to get newer drivers in ubuntu, from PPAs or manually installing the nVidia driver.
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Thanks I'll give it a go and see if the card works properly but sticking with Ubuntu 10.04 appears to be more stable as confirmed by the reviews on this site.


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