[ubuntu-uk] Nvidia-legacy drivers on Jaunty
djones.dancol at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:58:52 BST 2009
I've not bothered with installing the driver manually, I was just
pointing out that jockey-gtk doesn't pick up that an nvidia legacy
adapter is present.
At some point when I need it, I'll get round to installing.
From memory, I had to use the 7186 driver with 8.10 to get desktop
Liam Proven wrote:
> 2009/7/13 David Jones <djones.dancol at googlemail.com>:
>> I'm not sure whether the drivers in Jaunty will work with a TNT2 card,
> Well, I looked up which ones would work first.
>> thats slightly older than the Geforce2 cards I've got in my laptop and
>> desktop and for both of them I can't get 3D working, hardware drivers
>> tool doesn't detect that an nvidia card is installed so won't
>> automatically check for a better driver.
> Did you check to see what driver you need? nVidia's now are split into
> about 4 or 5 editions.
>> The machines both work fine using the standard nv driver, I'm just
>> unable to enable desktop effects.
> I also found things like window dragging and resizing to be very slow
> and jerky with nv.
>> There is a bug filed about this, whether its the same problem, I'm not
>> sure. The bug I've filed
> May I suggest that you check which drivers you need first?
> Go to nVidia's website:
> Enter your model of GPU. Pick Linux 32-bit (assuming that's what
> you're running.)
> For my Riva TNT2, I picked "legacy" as it's not in any other category.
> This took me to here:
> So I need the v71.86.11 drivers.
> So I went into Synaptic and searched for "nvidia-glx". This shows all
> the nVidia drivers. I just picked v71, installed it and rebooted.
> But you need to install the right one. Try it!
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