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Old 06-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
nathan2oo3
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Question Ubuntu and graphics drivers


Hi guys, im new to the world of Linux however have been working with OSX for a while now so I have found a lot of similarities with Linux. Anyways I have been setting up a media server with Ubuntu Server 13.04, I had to install a new graphics card with HDMI support and went for an EVGA Geforce 210 card which seems to work relatively well. However my TV which it is connected to is a 50" plasma and its only seeing it as a 32" screen. Ive also noticed that when connected to the box with my laptop the new screen is very laggy and slow and was to me it seems like a driver issue.

I have followed some commands to purge the driver and install invidia driver from a repository through terminal, this did make a change to number of screen sizes I could select however the screen size still doesnt seem right and is still running quite slow when I am connected through VNC on my laptop.

My question is would I be better trying a different distro as I want the best possible picture and sound quality for my media server and screen resolution is important for my movies.

Many thanks
 
Old 06-11-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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is still running quite slow when I am connected through VNC on my laptop.
Wait, what? VNC and graphics are not generally very snappy, not sure on the point you are making here.

Getting good screen performance via the NVidia driver is possible, so keep at it. You'll need to fiddle with the driver settings, tv settings, and X11 settings.

Try some of the setup guides on Mythtv or XBMC sites

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is still running quite slow when I am connected through VNC on my laptop.
Wait, what? VNC and graphics are not generally very snappy, not sure on the point you are making here.

Getting good screen performance via the NVidia driver is possible, so keep at it. You'll need to fiddle with the driver settings, tv settings, and X11 settings.

Try some of the setup guides on Mythtv or XBMC sites
 
Old 06-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yes I have experience using VNC. The point I was making was when connected to a smaller screen through VGA adapter there was a difference in the response speed on screen. The mouse seemed to freeze moving across the screen for a moment.

I understand that VNC isnt the fastest but due to the fact it worked fine on my smaller screen connected via VGA I thought it could be related to the driver for the HDMI port. Also I am using Ubuntu server 13.04 with GNOME I found it to locate where the settings are I would need to change (I was able to locate the display settings through a search) Is there any specific driver settings I should be looking at for this?
 
  


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