Ubuntu and Nvidia

Robert James robertjames at mountaincable.net
Tue Dec 9 02:30:50 UTC 2008

Thanks.  Will try that.  The Nvidia card is GeForce 8200M G  and the  
computer is a Compaq Presario CQ50
The card is not on the options list to choose from.  Guessing what  
might be close is what gets me into big trouble.


robertjames at mountaincable.net

On 8-Dec-08, at 9:24 PM, NoOp wrote:

> On 12/08/2008 06:08 PM, Robert James wrote:
>> Tried unsuccessfully a few months ago to dual boot install Ubuntu  
>> 8.04
>> on a new Compaq laptop with an Nvidia graphics and found I could not
>> get 1280 by 800 resolution.  It was less than 640 if I recall.  It  
>> was
>> low enough that if I chose the wrong options I ended up with a
>> resolution so low I could not see enough of the options to even get
>> back to working low res.  The usual result - using my Vista recovery
>> disk to kick Ubuntu out.  Had no success downloading other Nvidia
>> drivers.
>> Just the other day I downloaded the new 8.10, burned it to a disk and
>> tried a live boot.  The resolution looks fine, but the scrolling with
>> the mouse is jerky and wavy.  Does this mean the newest version will
>> recognize and deal with Nvidia OK?  And if I do an install will the
>> jerky, wavy scrolling on the screen disappear?
>> I really would like to find a Linux distro that works on my laptop  
>> but
>> really have come to dislike Vista recoveries!!!
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Rob
> There are many issues with Nvidia and 8.10; I'd recommend that you try
> 8.04 again, and then post on what you are seeing (or not) with nvidia.
> [1] That way folks can help get it resolved for you. When You do, be
> sure to post which nvidia card you are using. I'm running 1280x1024 on
> an old NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL] w/Dell 1800fp monitor & Hardy 8.04.1  
> and
> it's working just fine.
> [1] Sample: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/251107
> It's getting better, but still not fully there yet (IMO).
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