Graphics card problem! HELP?

Andrew Syrewicze asyrewicze at
Thu May 17 12:42:48 UTC 2007

Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Hello all...
> 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.
> -Bart
Just a quick question. Did you install the nvidia driver from the 
repositories or the driver from

I have found that the driver from the repositories works quite 
painlessly, though I don't know for a card that new. I'm running a 7900 
GT Extreme and it works like a champ for me :)

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