[ubuntu-uk] Using Binary(closed source) drivers for modern NVIDIA cards (9 series)

Dave Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 17:43:32 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 17:37 +0100, alan c wrote:
> Kris Douglas wrote:
> > Hi, my newest computer is running on a 9600GT NVidia card. These are
> > brilliant in windows, but for Linux, Ubuntu 7.10 in my case, it does
> > 
> [snip lots of good stuff]
> > and pressing return on your keyboard, once rebooted, you should be
> > presented with a 3d enabled, working X server.
> > 
> > /end.
> > 
> > /Ok, the actual email.
> > Ok guys, I know this is a Mailing list with many linux savvies, and
> > some new users, but this is really just a beta of this tutorial, as I
> > have seen quite a few people moaning about installing drivers for
> > their card on Linux, especially Ubuntu, as some users aren't even
> > presented a GUI for the Live CD installer, just a command line. I
> > intend to add 2 versions of this, one to get the X server working for
> > a Live CD, which obviously wouldn't have a reboot. And the one above
> > for the desktop users, that have just got a new card.
> > 
> > I was wondering if anyone had anything to add to this, and whether it
> > is worth posting it at all.
> I think it is invaluable, however, I personally do not need the detail 
> in present circumstances. However, I wonder if the value will be found 
> easily in future with this list as a vehicle? My first call in times 
> of such problems would be the ubuntu forums, and they have very good 
> search management facility.
> I suggest you consider posting the same information to the ubuntu 
> forums, probably 'multimedia and video'
> http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=138
> where the value will endure.
> -- 
> alan cocks
> Kubuntu user#10391

Of course the other way would be to simply post to the Ubuntu mailing
list which is archived anyway but forum post does tend to have the
advantage of being static.
Seek That Thy Might Know
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