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

Chris M. Lindsey clindsey at uga.edu
Wed Oct 31 17:47:20 GMT 2007


I'm not sure how to do what you are referring to.  Will this still let me
boot the livecd to test ubuntu?  Thanks.


On 10/31/07, Brian Pitts <brian at polibyte.com> wrote:
> 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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Chris M. Lindsey
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