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Old 05-26-09, 02:52 PM   #26
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

Ok, more newbie questions. ;-)

Originally Posted by NvFuchs View Post
Either you get it from a ppa (not official repository), or you do a manual installation. I have a rather good manual for that, but it is in german.

I recommend getting it from a ppa.

What is a ppa and where do I find one?
side note: from your grammar I would never have know that English was a 2nd language for you. ;-)
Probably there are users around here knowing one (I don't, as I don't use Ubuntu), after a quick search I found
I am assuming that this is a ppa,
I thought launchpad was a paid service?

Sorry for not checking earlier whether your GPU is supported. I thought it was, but I don't know the whole list by heart.
Shame on me as well. I knew I needed 180.51 from reading the threads. BUT the module names just say 180 and you have to dig deeper to see which version of 180. I foolishly assumed [and we know what that means ;-)] that the version being pushed down was the latest one. So my bad as well.

OK, so once I download it what do I do next?

fyi I tried the manual install from the .run file and it also failed complaining about missing files that synaptic says are there. :-(

Ubuntu Server 9.04, Jaunty
Sparkle Nvidia GeForce 1024MB 9400 GT (PCI)
Tyan Thunder h200M S3992G3NR
(onboard ATI graphics Disabled)
Dual AMD Opteron 2218 processors
24 GB of main Memory
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