Graphics card problem! HELP?
asyrewicze at gmail.com
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.
Just a quick question. Did you install the nvidia driver from the
repositories or the driver from Nvidia.com???
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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