Graphics card problem! HELP?
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu May 17 11:50:55 UTC 2007
Just got a new system with a GEForce 8600GT graphics card in it. Ubuntu
boots up and the desktop works, but the resolution is low (on a 22"
Samsung LCD, it tops out near 1024x768 if memory serves...sorry, I was
trying to get everything working last night at home, and this is a
freshly unboxed system) and the desktop effects turn the display
completely white (or while trying to install a working NVIDIA driver X
won't start at all or locks at a black screen).
Has anyone managed to use an 8600GT to get 3D effects working on XOrg?
I'd hate to do it but is this a problem inherent with Ubuntu or would
another distro handle this better? I'd hate to have a card with so much
claimed ability for handling 3D and be stuck at a lower resolution and
no eye candy to impress some end users...well, that, and I do actually
find some of the effects handy.
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