[ubuntu-uk] Nvidia-legacy drivers on Jaunty

David Jones 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 
effects working.


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
>> ishttps://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jockey/+bug/363380
> May I suggest that you check which drivers you need first?
> Go to nVidia's website:
> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
> 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:
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_71.86.11.html
> 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.
> Simples!
> But you need to install the right one. Try it!

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