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Old 08-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Looking for driver for Nividia GeForce Go 7700 for Asus Z84J Notebook

HI All,
I am running Ubuntu 8.04 desktop under Virtual Box on my Asus windows XP machine. Ubuntu comes up and works great.
However I am unable to fully utilize the Nividia video card full capability.
I have downloaded directly from Nividia the current NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.05-pkg1, and also tried EnvyNG 173.14.12, 96.43.05, and 71.86.04 noe of thses drivers worked on this GeForce GO 7700 chip set.
It always defaulted to Vera, and 800x600 screen resolution.
any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 08-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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Did you run the NVidia installer and did it install?
The installer needs to rebuild the driver's symbol table so the driver can link to your kernel; the installer also installs the NVidia drivers somewhere where they can be found.

Some other drivers may interfere and prevent the NVidia driver from loading. To correctly build and install it, you need to switch to a virtual terminal ([ctl][alt][F1]), log in, then shut down X:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Then run the NVidia installer:
sudo -i (should give you a ROOT shell)
sh WhateverTheInstallerNameIs --expert

Then restart X again:
/etc/init.d/gdm start

Usually vt7 takes over and you need to switch back to vt1 and log out root and the user:
[alt][F7] (return to X)
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The issue is the "Virtual Box" = > No 3D ?

Probably it is not yet possible to have any
kind of 3D acceleration on Virtualbox.

Old 09-09-2008, 09:57 AM   #4
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HI All, thanks for all your inputs and comments.
I do concur with knudfl's input that this is more of Virtual box issue.
I also have other smae Ubuntu 8.4 straight to hardware installation without VirtualBox, and they all work well using Nvidia driver installation direct download from the Nvidia site.
I was able to go back and fix my VBox installation to use the full screen, and that pretty much is all I can do.
Again thanks for all your kind inputs.


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