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Old 08-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Graphic Card Problem / Asus ENGTS 450

Hi @ All,

In my selfmade PC breack down the Monitor and the Graph-Card.
During trys to see what's happen, I switch my PC a couple of time ON/OFF. Finally was for me clear that these two hardware was defective and bought new. An Asus VE228H, 22", 1920x1080 Display and an Asus ENGTS 450, 1GB GDDR5 Graph-Card.

I tried to start my Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Ultimate 2.9 several times and repair the bootloader without success.
So decide to reinstall it von scratch.

Situation: The OS don't offer to install additional driver (for the "old" graphic card did it), the disply resolution is 1024x768 and cannot be changed. No desktop features are working well and I have 2" black border around the desktop.
One thing is strange: My old grapf-Card worked with 1680x1050

1) The extra driver application dont download any driver
2) The NVidia homepage offer, but don't allow to download the drivers.

Can someone of you provide me last or the previouse card-drivers with step-by-step precise instruction how to install it?

Thanks in advance and best Regards!
Old 08-03-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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10.10 has nvidia-current at version 260.19.06-

GTS450 needs a driver 260.19.12 or higher. So the drivers in 10.10 wont work with the GTS450.

You will either have to manually install the nVidia drivers, or put a PPA into your repos, or upgrade to 11.04, or change distros.

Maunal install-

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot cascade,

In the mean time I install 280.13 from here manually.
The only thing by manual installation is the reinstall by kernel update where I don't know how exactliy works. That's the terminal command:

"sudo sh -a -K --kernel-name=$OTHER_KERNEL"

The actual driver is ""

The explanation I found say that "$OTHER_KERNEL" equates the answer to command "uname -r"

1) Do the "--kernel-name" equates the answer to command "uname -s"?
2) Bei inserting the "--kernel-name" and "$OTHER_KERNEL" should I insert also the "--" and "$" signes?
3) Which command should I use if the Video-Card-Driver-Update come before the Kernel-Update?
4) How can I recognize if a new kernel is installed?

Apologize if my questions for you are a little bit banal!

Thanks again and regards.


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