[LoCo-US-AL] Proprietory Graphics card driving me up a wall!!!

Roger Quarles rogerquarles at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 02:03:43 BST 2008


Envy uses the Ubuntu recommended driver. That is all I have used personally,
but it has worked perfectly, and it seems very accurate at finding the
correct card.

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Jason Sandlin <crane.aswp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have you installed any drivers from Nvidia's site or are just using
> Ubuntu's? Nvidia's site show to use NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run<http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.12/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run>for a GeForce Go 7900 GTX. This driver has to be installed from the command
> line while GDM is off. You should be able to find some instructions from the
> forums. I'm at work right now and can't dig for them. There are a couple
> other packages you need to install this also. If you need help I will see if
> I can dig up the info a little later on.
> Also, if that doesn't work so well, try looking for Nvidia's beta drivers
> as well. Thats what I had to use to get my 9600 up and going.
>
> Hope this helps out some.
>
> Jason
>
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Roger Quarles <rogerquarles at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Have you tried to use the EnvyNG installer?
>>
>> You can install it in Synaptic Package Management.
>>
>>  After you install EnvyNG it will be in your Aplications->System Tools
>> menu
>>
>> Roger
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Josh Sandifer <podmod101 at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hey, (Please excuse my long email, I honestly tried to make it short!)
>>>
>>> My name is Josh Sandifer and I have been using ubuntu for a while now
>>> (love it)
>>> and have gotten sick of this ongoing problem I have had from the first
>>> install I ever
>>> loaded on my computer. I have an M-ALX Alienware laptop... I know I
>>> know... I
>>> shouldn't have expected to much from "bleeding edge" (not that "bleeding
>>> edge"
>>> anymore bought it last year) hardware with a Unix distro but I was really
>>> just
>>> using it to develop some software and to do some web design for a
>>> company...
>>> But now I want to implement my 2 512Mb SLI Nvidia 7900 GTX GO cards
>>> on my ubuntu distro and I cant seem to find the correct drivers for these
>>> cards... All I can deduce is that Alienware is providing some proprietory
>>>
>>> driver for these cards that Nvidia doesn't even have listed on their
>>> site. (I have to
>>> go to Alienware for the graphics drivers in Windows XP) So I found you
>>> and I live in Mississippi... not that close I know but the closest that i
>>> can find
>>> living here ; ) I'm just looking for some direction I guess... I'm even
>>> crazy enough
>>> to develop my own drivers to interface with Ubuntu if neccessary, but I'm
>>> not so
>>> familar with the under the hood stuff in it yet (Mainly because I haven't
>>> played with the kernel)
>>> Please excuse the long winded explanation! I am just desparate for help
>>> and I
>>> haven't gotten involved as I want to be in the ubuntu, or any distro,
>>> community. So
>>> why not start now?! Maybe I can help someone else out one day to return
>>> the favor.
>>> I want to understand all this better so bad!! I just wish there was a
>>> linux community
>>> here in Jackson, MS but to my knowledge this isn't so.... Please HELP!!!
>>>
>>> Just some extra info:
>>>
>>> I obviously ran into problems on the install of Ubuntu because of the
>>> graphics issue.
>>> My only solution thus far is to just reconfigure the Xorg.conf file in
>>> the shell after booting
>>> for the first time after the install and make it run a generic driver,
>>> nv... This is okay to
>>> certain extent as I obviously cant do much graphically without 3D
>>> support!! I mainly would
>>> like to have access to games, desktop "eye candy" like Beryl, ect., but
>>> after about 8 months
>>> of trying I'm throwing in the towel and begging for some long awaited
>>> help!!
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> Josh
>>>
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