Ubuntu-us-ga Digest, Vol 10, Issue 40

Brian Pitts brian at polibyte.com
Wed Oct 31 15:13:50 GMT 2007


Michael Peters wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> Per the Dell site, I see the Nvidia card you are talking about is the 
> Geforce 8400m. Some quick investigating indicates that the nv driver >= 
> 2.1.2 should support the 8400m series of cards (apparently there are 
> several models). Gutsy should have this version included on the live CD 
> so I'm not sure why it's not working. Also, on the live CD, the login 
> screen will autologin by itself  after a short timeout period and bring 
> you to a desktop. If you are feeling up to it, you could install the OS, 
> boot into the command line, and either install the Nvidia binary driver 
> through apt (sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new 
> linux-restricted-modules) or download the latest driver from the Nvidia 
> website for linux and install it manually (which I've had better luck 
> with personally).

If you can switch to a virtual terminal from the live cd, it's even 
possible to install and load the binary driver before installing Ubuntu.

-Brian



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