New to Linux - nVidia problems
Hi just recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit Desktop, thought I would give it a try.
After installation Ubuntu booted up and I was greeted with the new desktop. After messing around a bit and trying to find my way around (I'm a Windows user) I realised I was unable to enable Extra appearance features due to the need to update my nVidia drivers.
My problem is that however I install nvidia graphics driver package, after rebooting it hangs at Checking battery state... [OK].
I've tried installing by downloading and running 180.51 and 170 and the package, using Terminal, using Envy and nothing works - I get the same problem each time. I've looked at many different posts/threads and searched Google and can't seem to find an answer.
I was at one point able to boot into Ubuntu after uninstalling my nvidia drivers through recovery mode and using "sudo envyng -t" and then following the instructions.
I need help as I am looking forward to using Ubuntu but will not until this problem is solved.
*Also my sound isn't working but I'll get that sorted after my graphics problem.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.67GHz
nForce 680i SLI motherboard
nVidia 8800GTX x 2 SLI
Seagate 250GB x 2
WD Velociraptor 150GB
Using built-in 7.1 sound card