Ubuntu and Nvidia

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Tue Dec 9 14:34:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> 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.

Which obviously means it's impossible for everyone.

Bob Holtzman
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