From CRT to LCD
T.Six at gmx.de
Thu Sep 14 14:05:43 UTC 2006
Alan McKinnon wrote the following on 14.09.2006 14:40:
> You don't need to download a driver - this ain't windows and all
> drivers come with the kernel anyway. For regular 2D-only usage,
> select the nVidia driver. If you want hardware-accelerated 3D
> you need to use the closed-source nVidia drivers. There is a
> repository where these are kept, you need to enable it and
> install the relevant package. Go to the Ubuntu wiki and search
> for "closed source nVidia", you will find complete instructions
# aptitude search nvidia-glx
i | 1.0.8762+2 | nvidia-glx | NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver
# aptitude show nvidia-glx
Automatically installed: no
so it should be available allready - no need to change defalut sources.list.
> To enable the driver, run "sudo nvidia-glx-config enable".
easy as is. ;) works like charm here.
Now all these nifty screensavers work without pushing the cpu to 100%.
..and i can play ppracer. :D
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module 1.0-8762 Mon May 15
13:06:38 PDT 2006
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0
Model: GeForce FX 5200
i am on Ubuntu 2.6 KDE
- some friend of mine
gpg key: Ox4A411E09
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