Nvidia graphics trouble
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 1 21:52:24 UTC 2010
On 10/21/2010 01:25 PM, Carsten Agger wrote:
> I'm trying to get a friend's computer to work with Ubuntu 10.10.
> Everything works fine, except the graphics card, an Nvidia GEForce 9800 GT.
> After a default installation, the screen blanks after booting, meaning
> the monitor suddenly says "No input". This is probably due to the
> failure of the free "nouveau" nvidia driver.
> In order to even boot the computer, it's necessary to remove the boot
> parameters "quiet splash" and replace them with "nomodeset". This,
> however, disables 3D acceleration.
> Installing the proprietary Nvidia driver from System/Additional drivers
> produces *exactly* the same result - a blank screen, no input received
> by the monitor.
> We also tried downloading the newest driver from the Nvidia web site -
> this made the screen blink while trying to launch X, after which it
> bailed out to terminal login.
> Does anyone know how to make 3D acceleration work with this card?
> Apparently it worked in 8.10 and 9.04 but has been broken in 10.04 and
> 10.10 (don't know about 9.10). I was unable to find any help on the
> wiki, alas.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
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