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Old 02-11-2008, 02:53 AM   #1
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GeForce 8800GT Resolution prob.


Anyways my current problem is, i told linux that i had a nvidia 8 series graphics card and now its put me in graphical restriction mode and i can't go above 800x600 resolution. Does anyone know a fix for this problem??

Here is a direct link to my graphics card:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150253
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:41 AM   #2
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Did you download the nVidia drivers? nVidia hardware requires proprietary Linux drivers which you need to install from their website.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Oh ok i thought linux came with built in drivers.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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I installed the driver and linux doesn't know howto open the file.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_169.09.html

please help :-(
 
Old 02-11-2008, 01:21 PM   #5
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What distribution are you using and how did you install the driver ? Can you be a little bit more specific, you'll probably get this problem solved a lot faster.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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Yeh the Nvidia driver you down loaded needs to be run as root in single user mode or recovery mode. Post back the distro you are using and we can give you better help.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:07 PM   #7
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im using gutsy
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:08 PM   #8
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ALSO linux is wanting to open it in wine, im going to try to do the single user mode like rangerman said.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:14 PM   #9
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ok i have no clue howto get on single user mode...
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #10
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ALSO linux is wanting to open it in wine, im going to try to do the single user mode like rangerman said.
Huh? Are you sure you downloaded the Linux driver, and not the one for Windows? They come in a completely different file format. Linux shouldn't try to open a Linux file with Wine...
 
Old 02-12-2008, 01:49 AM   #11
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Ya i downloaded the file that i originally linked.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_169.09.html
 
Old 02-12-2008, 04:54 AM   #12
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In a terminal, type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.09-pkg2.run

This will be case sensitive...

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:25 AM   #13
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I believe Ubuntu has packages of the nivida drivers, that would be a better way for you to install them.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 02:03 AM   #14
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what do you mean by packages?? also that install thing replied back with "sh: Can't open NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.09-pkg2.ru"

i typed it in exactly as you presented it.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:16 AM   #15
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I just went into the ADD/Remove part of the linux. I downloaded the available driver listed that was not for servers. I restarted the computer after doing so, then I changed the drivers to Nvidia in the "screens and graphics" application.

The thing is, everytime I tell it I have a Nvidia 8 series card it resets to "generic vesa"
 
  


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