[Ubuntu-BD] nvidia

Angel angel at linux.org.bd
Thu Nov 27 06:14:34 GMT 2008

Ubuntu 8.10

Go to *System->Administration->Hardware Drivers* and check the box to enable
the restricted drivers for your NVIDIA card if the option is provided.

 Kubuntu 8.10 Go to *KMenu->System->Hardware Drivers Manager* and check the
box to enable the restricted drivers for your NVIDIA card if the option is

The Hardware Drivers tool may not work properly on machines that have
previously used third party tools like 'Envy' or manual installation to
install previous drivers. You should remove those drivers before attempting
to install using the built in tool.

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On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Shabab Mustafa <shabab.mustafa at gmail.com>wrote:

> Can anyone confirm whether it is still around in Intrepid final release??
> >
> Read the first post of this thread again a bit more carefully and you will
> have your answer.
> Do a quick search  on  Synaptic with the keyword "restricted"
> > choose from the list all the restricted things you need to install.
> >
> Tried and failed.
> I have wasted two days to find a way to install my nVidia AGP card in part
> of enabling Compiz on my PC. The official release note of Ubuntu 8.10 says:
> <Quote from Ubuntu 8.10 Release
> note<
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810#nVidia%20%22legacy%22%20video%20support
> >:
> >
> nVidia "legacy" video support
> The 71 and 96 series of proprietary nVidia drivers, as provided by the
> nvidia-glx-legacy and nvidia-glx packages in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, are not
> compatible with the X.Org included in Ubuntu 8.10. Users with the nVidia
> TNT, TNT2, TNT Ultra, GeForce, GeForce2, GeForce3, and GeForce4 chipsets
> are
> affected and will be transitioned on upgrade to the free nv driver instead.
> This driver does not support 3D acceleration.
> Users of other nVidia chipsets that are supported by the 173 or 177 driver
> series will be transitioned to the nvidia-glx-173 or nvidia-glx-177 package
> instead. However, unlike drivers 96 and 71, drivers 173 and 177 are only
> compatible with CPUs that support
> SSE<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streaming_SIMD_Extensions>(e.g. Intel
> Pentium III, AMD Athlon XP or higher). Systems with older CPUs
> will also be transitioned to the nv driver on upgrade.
> </Quote>
> You may find related bug reports here:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-96/+bug/251107
> Here you can find another way, but practically I was pulling my hairs by
> trying to follow this:
> http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Intrepid#NVidia_Driver
> Don't thing after all of these 'হ্যাপা' installing via EnvyNG was simple.
> After failing on three consecutive attempt than I found I need to upgrade "
> python* " (sorry forget the actual name). After update via update manager,
> then it worked. Wooh!!
> Does anyone knows any easier techinique?
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