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amalsek 11-03-07 09:06 PM

8700M GT supported ?
I just wanted to know if the 8700M GT is currently supported on linux (I actually own a Dell M1730), because, right after a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, and the installation of Nvidia drivers, I can see GDM, but 10 to 20 secs after the login it crashes(with gnome panels appearing very slowly), and the ctrl+alt+F1 to switch to the terminal crashes the box too...

If anyone could answer me ... thanks in advance.

clairm 11-14-07 06:09 PM

Re: 8700M GT supported ?
I've tried the "Restricted Drivers" under Ubuntu 7.10 with poor results. The entire machine hangs for several seconds whenever there is ANY GUI action, such as dropping down a menu, closing a window, clicking on a button, etc. Luckily you can (eventually) disable the restricted driver and everything works again, but no 3d effects.


netllama 11-14-07 06:28 PM

Re: 8700M GT supported ?
See the forum sticky posts.

zander 11-15-07 10:58 AM

Re: 8700M GT supported ?
Please also make sure you're using the most recent graphics drivers with support for your GPU (at the time of this writing, 100.14.19).

clairm 11-15-07 12:57 PM

Re: 8700M GT supported ?
OK, I meticulously went through and followed all the steps in the forum sticky posts for installing on Ubuntu and successfully installed the 100.14.19 Linux drivers from NVidia. I still can't turn on Compiz or other special visual effects. When I try to turn them on I get the pop-up saying that I have to enable the restricted driver. If I do, the system behaves exactly as it did before. Any other ideas?


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