[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 56, Issue 9

christo coetzewc at telkomsa.net
Thu May 6 18:34:11 BST 2010



On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 15:16 +0100, ubuntu-za-request at lists.ubuntu.com
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>    1. Re:  Video card & hard drive question (Wesley Werner)
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> Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 14:17:08 +0200
> From: Wesley Werner <wesley.werner at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Video card & hard drive question
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> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Ian Whitfield
> <whitfield at federalsaints.net>wrote:
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> > Hi Guys
> >
> > Thanks for nice Get-Together last Sat - pity I had to leave early. Also
> > thanks to Corrie for 10.04 disks.
> >
> > I have two questions.........
> >
> > 1) My Linux Box has a Gigabyte GV-N55128D Video Card that uses the
> > Nvidia FX5500 chipset. I have never been able to get thev"fancy"
> > graphics to work and hope to get it working now with 10.04. Googling for
> > drivers I find a lot of reports of problems with this chipset. SO what
> > should I do? Give it a try or replace the card?
> >
> > If the first option - can somebody advise me how and if the second
> > opti0n what card is recommended?
> >
> 
> 
> 1.1) Have you tried the official nVidia drivers? A gigabyte card with nVidia
> GPU, I wonder if that will work - The download
> page<http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us>"supported
> cards" tab lists FX5500...
> 1.2)I suggest a new card. Not a serious gamer? Research cards in your
> budget, read reviews and other linux user experiences about those cards.
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Wesley,

as you can see from my post's I think the nvidia drivers in 10.04 is a
disaster. That being said, I had great graphics in previous versions and
none of these issues until now. Nvidia drivers from the repository's
worked well until now. Well that's with my little 6500, I'm also
considering a new card if I don't get a fix. But I'm sure though with
tinkering this will be resolved, and all things considered 10.04 looks
and feels great. Getting used to the left Min, Max and close buttons. I
almost like it now. Ubuntu still whips windowz, especially with Compiz
working the way it should.
If you have the cash I agree get a well documented (Linux supported)
"working" card, if not, hang in there a bit and ask the forums, someone
is bound to get this sorted in time.
good luck though either way
Christo

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