From CRT to LCD

Thilo Six T.Six at
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 
> there
> alan
# aptitude search nvidia-glx
 i   | 1.0.8762+2 | nvidia-glx | NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver

# aptitude show nvidia-glx
Package: nvidia-glx
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1.0.8762+
Priority: optional
Section: restricted/x11

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

bye Thilo
i am on Ubuntu 2.6 KDE
- some friend of mine

gpg key: Ox4A411E09

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