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Old 10-27-10, 09:18 PM   #13
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This is my processor as listed when I run: cat /proc/cpuinfo

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

I guess I capable of running 64bit OS. I guess I will do a bit of research and figure this one out. I know there has been some discussion about 32 vs 64 bit OS etc.... Does it matter than my primary partition is 32 bit Vista?
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Old 10-27-10, 09:31 PM   #14
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This is my processor as listed when I run: cat /proc/cpuinfo

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

I guess I capable of running 64bit OS. I guess I will do a bit of research and figure this one out. I know there has been some discussion about 32 vs 64 bit OS etc.... Does it matter than my primary partition is 32 bit Vista?
Yes, that CPU can run 64-bit, and it doesn't matter that your primary partition is 32-bit Vista. You can still run 64-bit Linux. You should be able to boot off a 64-bit Ubuntu live CD to test it.
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Old 10-28-10, 11:14 AM   #15
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So, I added the vmalloc=192M to my grub....

It rebooted without issue and I was able to load the recommended driver from nvidia per the ubuntu driver utility.

However, now I don't have two monitors. I wonder should I then install the 192.19.12 driver from nvidia site?

Or, do I somehow configure the driver I have?

Thanks for all the help, thus far
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Old 10-28-10, 11:39 AM   #16
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I think I need more configuring to get this to work. I feel like I need to get rid of nouveau and nv, if they are still running etc.....

Here is my bug report for everyone to review.

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Old 10-28-10, 01:24 PM   #17
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Or, do I somehow configure the driver I have?
Run nvidia-settings. Select X Server Display Configuration. Detect Displays, and configure the two monitors.
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Old 10-28-10, 02:16 PM   #18
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You know I feel stupid, after I posted this I stumbled upon the nvidia setting area and now I have two monitors set up. Thanks.

I think I may be done with this.... will give it a few days to see what happens.

Did my bug report look good? I still can't use the visual effects with the current driver.
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Old 10-28-10, 04:30 PM   #19
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Did my bug report look good? I still can't use the visual effects with the current driver.
Yes, your bug report says Composite is enabled, so desktop effects should work. Did they work when you were only using one screen? Composite won't work with Separate X screens plus Xinerama due to a limitation in the X server. It will work if you are using TwinView though.
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Old 10-28-10, 10:42 PM   #20
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So, I had to go to windows to use quicken (won't get into that) and when I rebooted back to ubuntu I had one screen. I then thought I would go to the system----preferences---monitors to see if I could see what was going on. I then got a pop up saying this was not an option or something with the current driver, would I like to use the correct one. (I don't remember the correct verbage) and I say Yes. Then it does some flickering and color changes and then I get two monitors. I still can't use the visual effects etc... but I have two screens in twinview.

After a reboot it's back to the one screen etc... back to the same.

I did run /proc/driver/nvidia/version and it stated I have 260.19.06 installed.

I'm thinking the installation didn't work. Since with the restricted driver utility I should have installed the .12 version. I wonder if I need to uninstall the nouveau and nv drivers and do a manual install of the latest nvidia driver?

How do I tell with the command line what driver is really being used.
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Old 10-29-10, 11:30 AM   #21
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Have you used nvidia-settings with root privileges (like gsku nvidia-settings from a command terminal) and after you set up your monitor configuration > Save to X configuration File?
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Old 10-29-10, 11:43 AM   #22
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gsku nvidia-settings

I have not done this, yet. I can try this. I did this all via the gui.

I'm just a bit fuzzy on how to do the second portion. "Save to X configuration File" I will have to look that one up.

When I get home tonight, I am going to reboot and see what happens. I need to determine if I need to unistall nouveau or nv, any ideas? I have heard that these can still conflict with nvidia drivers and alter performance.
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