Graphics card problem! HELP?
ubuntu.mike022465 at gmail.com
Thu May 17 14:06:38 UTC 2007
Andrew Syrewicze wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Andrew Syrewicze wrote:
>>> Just a quick question. Did you install the nvidia driver from the
>>> repositories or the driver from Nvidia.com???
>> I tried the nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-new from the repos, and tried
>> Automatix2 (couldn't detect the card to identify), and I tried an
>> application caled Envy (which apparently is what NVIDIA translates to?),
>> but Envy couldn't ID the card, and then I tried Envy in manual mode and
>> that didn't work either.
>> Results varied from the white screen (which stuck if I didn't hit escape
>> quickly enough) to X failing to start to complete black screen lockup.
>> Each time I had to either boot to safe mode from GRUB or log in as an
>> admin user and re-copy a backup of xorg.conf to the /etc/X11 directory
>> and restart, after which it would work again sans extra feature.
>>> 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 :)
>> How new is the 8600? That is most likely part of my problem. Any idea
>> if there is work being done to support it in the open-source world?
> Your best bet may be to go to nvidia.com and download the driver from
> there. I know that method is frowned upon in the debian world, but with
> a card that new it may be your best bet.
> Anyone else on the list running that vid card???
You're best bet to see if your card is supported, is to browse through
the list of video cards in the README file at
Hope that helps.
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