GeForce 6100

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Fri Jun 5 18:12:27 UTC 2009

Willis Taylor wrote:
> I purchased a new Motherboard/Processor Combo for my daughter and I need
> help if anyone can please.  The specs are;
> Motherboard......BioStar MCP6P M2+
> RAM..............4 gb DDR2
> Processor........AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2
> The mainboard has nVida 6100 nForce 430 rev a2) for VGA compatable
> controller.  With a fresh install, 8.04, I have a Screen Resolution of
> 800 x 600.  If I go System>Administration>Hardware Drivers I find the
> NVIDA accelerated graphics driver listed but not enabled.
> When I enable the driver and reboot the best Screen Resolution I have is
> 640 x 480.  I really need to get to at least 1024 x 768 for the work she
> does.  The following is quoted from a gentleman in Australia who had the
> same problem but I do not understand his solution and he has gone to
> bed;
> Hi Bill,
> The way that I solved this problem was to uninstall the nvidia kernel
> modules (I don't have Ubuntu infront of me right now, so I can't give
> full instructions), but it was the full package manager, or something
> like that. I did a search in it for everything with 'nvidia' in its
> name, and removed all those packages. And I downloaded the nvidia kernel
> modules (from memory it was from the nvidia website). After uninstalling
> the modules, rebooting, and then installing the new nvidia kernel
> modules (you had to do some tricks like ctrl + F7 or something to get it
> to do a full screen prompt), I had it mostly working. After that I had
> to sudo into the nvidia contorl panel and make the changes to the
> resolution as default (if you don't sudo into it, it won't save the
> changes for the default). It was all a bit of a headache, but when I
> upgraded Ubuntu I had to do it again, but atleast this time I knew what
> I was doing :)
> Just a few quick things:
> -feel free to post the description above on the forums (just don't post
> my email address!), might help other people, and if you need anything
> explained to you, other forum users might be able to decode my
> description to give you more help
> -My windows machine died, so I'm switching harddrives when I use it to
> program, but I can only use one comp at a time, thus the kind of
> simplistic descriptions
> -I'm going to bed now, it's nearly midnight in Sydney. But email back if
> you've got any problems, or post (and maybe include my description) on
> the forums!
> Can anyone help with this?  I'm on my third day of reading documentation
> and I'm as lost as when I began.
    You need to use the good Synaptic file manager and look for the 
about number 97 Nvidia driver package and install it. That will let you 
choose any size you desire. The old nvidia 6100 is what I am using right 
now with all the bells and whistles turned on.

73 Karl



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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