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Old 09-20-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Nvidia Problem Please help

Im using Ubuntu 9.04 and i have a nvidia geforce 7500le, everytime i use linux to install the driver which is NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics driver (version 180), it doesnt work. i restart my computer and i makes me run in Low graphics mode because theres a problem it says the card failed. So i went back and went to an older version of the driver which is (version 173) and it did the same thing. and this graphics card seems like its not in use.
If u guys can please help me figure this out. and give me step by step instructions because im a newbie and thats why im in this forum. thx alot i hope u guys can help
Old 09-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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Did you run
sudo nvidia-xconfig
after installing the driver? Try it and see if that works.
Old 09-20-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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after i installed it i typed that into terminal and this is what i got

kulocka@Nikola-Linux:~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
[sudo] password for kulocka:

Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

WARNING: No Layout specified, constructing implicit layout section using screen
"Default Screen".

WARNING: Unable to find CorePointer in X configuration; attempting to add new
CorePointer section.

WARNING: The CorePointer device was not specified explicitly in the layout;
using the first mouse device.

WARNING: Unable to find CoreKeyboard in X configuration; attempting to add new
CoreKeyboard section.

WARNING: The CoreKeyboard device was not specified explicitly in the layout;
using the first keyboard device.

Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

im not sure if it worked or not but im going to restart now

Last edited by Kulocka; 09-20-2009 at 11:27 PM. Reason: nope it didnt work
Old 09-20-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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nope it didnt work, are there any other suggestions?
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Not that I have any suggestions, but just say that I also have this problem:
1) Ubuntu 9.04
2) Geforce 4 ti 4600 (seems Ubuntu tries to make it use its legacy package but same outcome as yours

--> same symptoms --> kept defaulting to 640x480. Tried running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (DON'T do that folks) which just borked it all up.

So what did I end up doing? I gave Ubuntu the finger and installed Mepis. Ahhh. There we go.

Last edited by beeblequix; 09-21-2009 at 02:11 PM.


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