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Old 08-26-2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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Since updating to Ubuntu HH *.19 my restricted Nvidia driver has disappeared.

I'm still learning the finer points of linux. Where can I go to retrieve it from the old kernel (if I boot into the old kernel it still loads by default, so it must be on the HDD)? Is there a simple command I haven't yet found that will search for the driver? I don't have the suggestion icon in the icon tray.

I have an Nvidia Geforce 6200, I tried installing the unix driver from the Nvidia site (I guess its one driver fits all by the looks of it), but it didn't get me anywhere.
Old 08-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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You might need to reinstall the nvidia driver.

This might help...


P.S. This might work better....

Last edited by budword; 08-26-2008 at 09:58 AM.
Old 08-26-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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I did as it said, and it compiled a new kernel module for me.

Now I go to Hardware Drivers and it reads "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver(latest cards)" Enabled, and In Use

I still can't go past 800x600... and I know both my monitor and card are capable.

I'm hoping this is the resolution to the problem I'm having getting compiz running too. Everything worked great til I decided to run updates lol... Reminds me of the Windows days...


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