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maccabbeo 07-14-10 12:24 PM

Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Hi to all.

I have a Vanta graphic card and it is not working properly on Ubuntu 10.04.
It worked properly in Ubuntu 9.10 but upgrading to 10.04 made video reproduction not fluent.
Installing 10.04 from scratch did not solve the problem.
Migrating from ubuntu 10.04 to xubuntu 10.04 did not solve.

Any suggestion, please?

danix 07-15-10 04:28 PM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Which video driver are you using? The default nouveau driver which ships with Ubuntu 10.04, or the NVIDIA driver (either installed through the Ubuntu "Hardware Drivers" system, or from the NVIDIA .run installer from the website)?

If you're using the NVIDIA driver, please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log. (See the sticky notes at the top of this forum.)

maccabbeo 07-16-10 04:10 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Hi danix.

Thanks for your reply. I don't know how to see which driver I am using now.
Can you help me finding it, please?

Also I have been trying and install the .run from website http://www.nvidia.it/object/linux_di....86.13_it.html but I get some error. I would like to try any other solution before reinstalling those drivers. In this case, would you advice me to install in 9.10 or in 10.04?


PD: the "Hardware Drivers" section is empty both in 9.10 and 10.04 . Why?

Dragoran 07-16-10 04:30 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04

Originally Posted by maccabbeo (Post 2287460)
Hi to all.

I have a Vanta graphic card and it is not working properly on Ubuntu 10.04.
Any suggestion, please?

Seriously buy a new card ...

maccabbeo 07-16-10 08:47 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Well, most of all, I love gnu/linux philosopy because it allows user not to trow their hardware away. Unless there are no other solutions (for esample, installing other debian based distros) I would insist not to trow hardware away, especially when it is still working.

hl_ 07-17-10 08:31 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
It might still be working, but from today's standpoint it's SLOW, even for 2D graphics.

maccabbeo 07-20-10 05:17 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Same ptoblem using NVIDIA GeForce 5500 which seems to be newer than the Vanta...

However other video formats plays well with this "new" card.

Any suggestion, please?

hl_ 07-20-10 06:23 AM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
I think it will help if you describe your problem more accurately. "video reproduction not fluent" can mean almost everything.

Sean_W 07-20-10 01:48 PM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
TNT Vanta? Wow. You can pickup a 9600GT for about 65. I'd rather use an onboard Intel graphics than that thing.

danix 07-21-10 02:57 PM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
If you don't know what driver you're using, it's probably Nouveau. You'll have to disable it before you can install the NVIDIA driver.

The card is quite old, and may be missing from the database Ubuntu uses to select the correct driver in the hardware drivers manager, but the .run installer available on the website should still work, if you disable Nouveau first.

Easy way to disable Nouveau on most distros (except Fedora, which requires an extra step due to Nouveau in the initrd):

1. Create a file /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf containing the following two lines:

blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0

2. Reboot
3. Install from the .run file as usual.

If the 71.xx driver works fine in Ubuntu 10.04, you should file a bug with Ubuntu that the "Hardware Drivers" tool isn't detecting the right driver for your card.

thefirstm 07-21-10 07:22 PM

Re: Vanta on Ubuntu 10.04
Be careful though, because the only package that supports the Vanta will not support the version of the X server used in Ubuntu 10.04. X will not start.

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