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Old 04-24-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.10 on Vostro 3300 - graphic card not recognised.

I'm new to linux.
I tried to install ubuntu, but it doesn't recognise my graphic card.
I would be gratefull for any help, or a direction to a place where I should ask for help.
also, I'm not sure what information I need to provide and how to get it... so I'll need help there too.
Old 04-24-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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have you tried hardware wizzard? the icon should be right on desktop..

you can also try pinguyos or linux mint that have most drivers already included.
Old 04-25-2011, 08:59 AM   #3
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I can't find the hardware wizard

I can't find the hardware wizard.
If I run System->Administartion->Additional Drivers
then for: nvidia_current
I get: "This driver is activated but not currently in use."

when I just installed ubuntu, it recognised the graphic card and asked to install it, I allowed it and then it couldn't run X.
then on some forum I found how to disable the change, but I don't know what to do next.

should I install pinguy os, or mint, together with ubuntu?
it's just seems like a lot of trouble for something that might not even solve the problem.


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