Ubuntu and Nvidia
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 12:44:14 UTC 2008
Robert James wrote:
> 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.
I have exactly the same laptop you have but mine has a Intel chip
set. I discovered my video device had to have the new in 8.10 video
software. To my surprise 8.10 loaded from the liveCD makes a perfect
screen and works fine.
Do not try to load WindowsXP on that laptop. It will not work.I
tried, and failed.
> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> really have come to dislike Vista recoveries!!!
>>> Thanks for any help.
>> 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.
>>  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
>> it's working just fine.
>>  Sample: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/251107
>> It's getting better, but still not fully there yet (IMO).
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