Notebook video card help

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at
Sun Apr 5 23:11:39 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish <crp at>  said:
> The thing that finally got Ubuntu to use the Nvidia driver in my
> case, was using a package called displayconfig-gtk which installs as
> "Screens and Graphics" on the Applications, Other menu. This package
> allows you to select Brand name and Model numbers for your video card
> and monitor from lists in it's interface, and then writes the
> appropriate settings to your xorg.conf file.
> Many other people have had battles with their setups when attempting
> to get Nvidia video card drivers installed, as a quick Google should
> show you, and different methods were needed in each different
> situation to get them working, so you might do some reading up on
> threads about the problem, to get an idea of some of the things you
> can try if it doesn't go smoothly for you either.

Envyng-gtk worked like a charm for my nVidia card but then I am still on
8.04, too.  If you'd like to try it it is in the repos

Cybe R. Wizard
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