Installing 8.10 and the Glitches.

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at
Thu Feb 12 15:11:42 UTC 2009

The trick here is that you need to run the nvidia-config file (not edit 
it)....try this (if you notice that a file is in a "bin" folder, that 
means it's a program):

sudo /etc/x11r6/bin/nvidia-config

that should get you up and running...if not check out this link:


Alfred wrote:
> Hi:
> After 3 months of trying to get Dial up working, that's working real
> well, just using Wvdial, and using the correct figures. GPPP, and others
> would not work.
> I tried to put in the Nvidia Driver for a Geforce 5500 FX, the 173
> drivers. This did not work! The Restricted Driver Manager, just would
> not engage or download the right package. Then the Open Gl that was
> set-up and Distro install got Damaged, so now there is no acceleration
> at all. So I went to add/remove and downloaded the Nvidia 173 drivers
> from there. In the Restricted Driver Manager it said, that I should run
> nvidia-xconfig as root, and then restart X. I have no idea at all how to
> do this. I looked at the File system to try to find nvidia-xconfig. Then
> in terminal I did a cd to that directory. Then I gksudo
> gedit /etc/x11r6/bin/nvidia-config that should get me to the config
> file, but it is some script language I don't know. I don't know where
> the error is, or if there is an error. When I rebooted, then in the boot
> process, it came up with 3 errors, and said I needed to reconfigure
> nvidia-xconfig, but I'm not sure what to do, so I picked the option of
> using a low resolution screen setting. After some time the original
> setting came back on, but there is no Open Gl happening. 
> Does anyone know the work-around for this? Or if there is a Wiki for it,
> or some URL that would be nice!
> Alfred!

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