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Old 08-13-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Trouble with driver for nvidia 8500GT on Ubuntu 8

I have a geforce 8500 GT on my ubuntu machine with a amd athalon 64 x2
I can get the card to display but it isnt using the nvidia drivers everytime I try to install the nvidia-glx driver it says I am missing /usr/lib32/ I tried making a symlink to that file from but it didnt work.

Also cannot get it to display through s-video hoping that changes when I install drivers.

Thank you for your time.
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Have you tried install nvidia-glx-new?
Old 08-14-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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Yea same error.

Im wondering If I should just downgrade to 7.10 and install mythtv and all that stuff myself, It wont be as pretty but the drivers and amd64 support are probably at a more stable version. any suggestions?
Old 08-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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If you're on a 64bits system, are you sure you're using the 64bit nvidia drivers?
If you're on a 64bits multilib system and atempt to run a 32bit binary using opengl (exemple : Cedega), are you sure you have installed the 32bits required librairies? I don't know how it works with Ubuntu but with Gentoo, there's a package for this : "app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-xlibs-20080316".
Hope this helps


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