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Old 12-26-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Installing Graphics Card


I just got Ubuntu 7.10 on my Toshiba Satillite (Laptop) and I don't know how to install my graphics card (or even to know if it is installed). I believe my card is Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family.

Where can I get a driver for that?
 
Old 12-27-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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Check your package manager. In one of the menus there's a system info, that will show you if your card has the correct drivers. Although if your display looks fine, then it's a safe bet that the correct driver is being used already.

You'll more than likely want to add/do other things. Here's a good starting point: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty

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Old 12-27-2007, 06:40 AM   #3
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I just got Ubuntu 7.10 on my Toshiba Satillite (Laptop) and I don't know how to install my graphics card (or even to know if it is installed). I believe my card is Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family.

Where can I get a driver for that?
Check your xorg.conf for the name of the video driver you are using. Go to applications > accessories > terminal. Once the terminal is open type "less /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (without quotes). Scroll down using the arrow keys to the "Device" section. Mine looks like this:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard1"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName      "NV44A [GeForce 6200]"
In your case the driver name should be an intel driver. If it says intel-something you are probably good to go. Type q to quit from less and return to the terminal prompt.

Last edited by tommcd; 12-27-2007 at 06:44 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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OK, I checked it out like you said, and there is nothing listed for a graphics card. Only a keyboard was listed. So, do I have to find a driver now?
 
Old 12-27-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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Are you sure there's no graphics device section?! Are you having a problem with your display? As said above, if it looks fine it should be alright.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 01:09 AM   #6
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Ah, checking again, I see it. I didn't realize It'd be below the prompt after inputting the command. Thanks for the info.

However, in terms of display, I am having a problem where the computer doesn't seem to recognize I have a widescreen. For example, if I maximize a window, it'll only take up 2/3 of my screen unless I drag it into the unused part. There isn't a choice to change the resolution.

Any ideas?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 01:47 AM   #7
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