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Old 11-03-07, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default 8700M GT supported ?

I just wanted to know if the 8700M GT is currently supported on linux (I actually own a Dell M1730), because, right after a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, and the installation of Nvidia drivers, I can see GDM, but 10 to 20 secs after the login it crashes(with gnome panels appearing very slowly), and the ctrl+alt+F1 to switch to the terminal crashes the box too...

If anyone could answer me ... thanks in advance.
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Old 11-14-07, 07:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: 8700M GT supported ?

I've tried the "Restricted Drivers" under Ubuntu 7.10 with poor results. The entire machine hangs for several seconds whenever there is ANY GUI action, such as dropping down a menu, closing a window, clicking on a button, etc. Luckily you can (eventually) disable the restricted driver and everything works again, but no 3d effects.

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Old 11-14-07, 07:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: 8700M GT supported ?

See the forum sticky posts.
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Old 11-15-07, 11:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: 8700M GT supported ?

Please also make sure you're using the most recent graphics drivers with support for your GPU (at the time of this writing, 100.14.19).
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Old 11-15-07, 01:57 PM   #5
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Default Re: 8700M GT supported ?

OK, I meticulously went through and followed all the steps in the forum sticky posts for installing on Ubuntu and successfully installed the 100.14.19 Linux drivers from NVidia. I still can't turn on Compiz or other special visual effects. When I try to turn them on I get the pop-up saying that I have to enable the restricted driver. If I do, the system behaves exactly as it did before. Any other ideas?

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