Help with Graphics Problem on New Machine using Koala

OPM595 opm595 at yahoo.com.au
Wed Nov 11 07:25:05 GMT 2009


Thanks for the reply, Guys.
Sorry about the lack of info in my initial post.

Opening a terminal and doing "lspci | grep VGA"  gives me the folowing:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)

Now, I'm a little green on this, but if there was a Nvidia Geforce
installed would there not be some sort of reference to it here (terminal
output), proving it's existence?

And adding to this, when I took delivery of the machine, the first thing I
did was to go to the Nvidia site, and downloaded:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.36-pkg2.run
believing the Nvidia Geforce was supplied as advertised.
I got to the point of running the install after doing the chmod +x and
then running, and so forth but, unsurprisingly received:

WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the
185.18.36 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system.

I think from the feedback on this, my crystal ball is telling me to save
the stress and just buy a compatible card. I think most Nvidia cards are
pretty safe, aren't they? I'm not hoping to do anything special. It's just
getting a bit frustrating when doing things like browsing in Fox and you
have to scroll like eighteen meters to the right to read the whole page (a
little exaggerated, but you get my point).

Once again, many thanks for the response on this. It is very much
appreciated.

Regards,
Rob






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