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Old 03-25-08, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

how to install nvidia drivers on ubuntu 7.10? Which drivers to dowload and install? Which version? which repository?

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Old 03-25-08, 07:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

nvidia-glx-new.
Restricted.

Please use apt-cache search or
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...sy&section=all

and read the sticky posts before posting, at it is explained allready.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

Some people might recommend envy,
as it tries to get the best driver for your gpu.

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Old 03-25-08, 07:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

nvidia-glx-new is version 100.14.19 of drivers, but GF 8800 GT is supported from version 169.04.

So envy will download the right version (>= 169.04)?

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Old 03-25-08, 09:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

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nvidia-glx-new is version 100.14.19 of drivers, but GF 8800 GT is supported from version 169.04.

So envy will download the right version (>= 169.04)?

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Envy will probably download the latest but, I think that for 7.10 it is now envy legacy so I don't know if it up to date. Just get it and see (choose the manual option). Or you could consider getting hardy beta, but bear in mind that it wont be perfect (it's been good enough for me since alpha 4).
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Default Re: GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

Sorry, I am not on Ubuntu here and thought that
they provide newer drivers.

You can try envy, and, if it doesn't work, install
the driver by hand.

But please read the sticky post before installing by hand,
otherwhise there will be a version conflict and you wont
have X11 after a reboot.

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Old 03-25-08, 07:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: GF 8800 gt on ubuntu 7.10

Read the sticky on how to install the driver the correct way. Envy is third party and not a good solution. The best solution is to uninstall your restricted driver manager per the sticky. This is only going to be an issue if your using a restricted driver already....such a s a modem. Envy is not part of the Ubuntu development team. Point is, system changes rolled out by Ubuntu may break Evny or Envy may break your system. Envy will get the drivers on your system but at what expense? Once your restricted driver manager is uninstaller the NV drivers will install like any other distro. I am currently using an 8800GT on Gutsy.

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