nV News Forums

 
 

nV News Forums (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/index.php)
-   NVIDIA Linux (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14)
-   -   Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118968)

Coop 09-05-08 10:57 AM

Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Guys I am a noob at Linux but after installing the nvidia drivers through Adept I only get one resolution which is 640x320. How do you properly get this card to work on Kubuntu 8.04.1 and thanks for the help.

dj_def 09-05-08 11:38 AM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Use nvidia-settings to choose your resolution, it may be not installed, so you will have to do this before:
Code:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
When it's installed you can run "sudo nvidia-settings" (you need to run it with sudo or you will not be able to save the configuration in xorg.conf).

Coop 09-05-08 12:22 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dj_def (Post 1767394)
Use nvidia-settings to choose your resolution, it may be not installed, so you will have to do this before:
Code:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
When it's installed you can run "sudo nvidia-settings" (you need to run it with sudo or you will not be able to save the configuration in xorg.conf).

Is that all that is necessary? Any drivers?

Also is the correct driver in the repositories? If not what do I need to do?

Coop 09-08-08 02:58 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
WOW I thought there would be more help on this forum. Could I get some help here please!!!!!!

ledoc 09-08-08 03:54 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Well.. did you try what dj_def suggested?

Coop 09-08-08 03:59 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
It doesnt work. I either get X started in a low resolution or my monitor says out of range.

I just need a step by step method to get this thing working properly.

ledoc 09-08-08 04:05 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Can you post a bug report as described in the stickies?

Coop 09-08-08 04:08 PM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
????? How do you do that?

Coop 09-09-08 08:24 AM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
Guys I have done everything I know or ead how to do. I edited my Xorg.conf file because there were not resolution or freq's in the Display section. The video driver read nvidia. I still got out of range on the monitor even when I put in 800x600. So what gives?

txf 09-09-08 09:45 AM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
maybe you should post your nvidia bug report here so we can see if there is a problem and then help you... moaning that it does not work helps nobody.

Coop 09-09-08 09:51 AM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
I do not know how to make a bug report. Also there should be a straight way to install this driver. If there is please let me know cause downloading the driver from the nvidia site and then trying to install was a pain. I might have screwed something up. I am a noob at Linux so please understand.

txf 09-09-08 10:07 AM

Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu
 
read the sticky posts at the top of this forum....which is this:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

- did you install using synaptic or adept and searching for nvidia-glx-new ?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.