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Old 09-05-08, 10:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu

Guys I am a noob at Linux but after installing the nvidia drivers through Adept I only get one resolution which is 640x320. How do you properly get this card to work on Kubuntu 8.04.1 and thanks for the help.
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Old 09-05-08, 11:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cant get Geforce 8500 to work in latest Kubuntu

Use nvidia-settings to choose your resolution, it may be not installed, so you will have to do this before:
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sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
When it's installed you can run "sudo nvidia-settings" (you need to run it with sudo or you will not be able to save the configuration in xorg.conf).
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Old 09-05-08, 12:22 PM   #3
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Use nvidia-settings to choose your resolution, it may be not installed, so you will have to do this before:
Code:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
When it's installed you can run "sudo nvidia-settings" (you need to run it with sudo or you will not be able to save the configuration in xorg.conf).
Is that all that is necessary? Any drivers?

Also is the correct driver in the repositories? If not what do I need to do?
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Old 09-08-08, 02:58 PM   #4
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WOW I thought there would be more help on this forum. Could I get some help here please!!!!!!
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Old 09-08-08, 03:54 PM   #5
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Well.. did you try what dj_def suggested?
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Old 09-08-08, 03:59 PM   #6
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It doesnt work. I either get X started in a low resolution or my monitor says out of range.

I just need a step by step method to get this thing working properly.
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Old 09-08-08, 04:05 PM   #7
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Can you post a bug report as described in the stickies?
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Old 09-08-08, 04:08 PM   #8
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????? How do you do that?
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Old 09-09-08, 08:24 AM   #9
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Guys I have done everything I know or ead how to do. I edited my Xorg.conf file because there were not resolution or freq's in the Display section. The video driver read nvidia. I still got out of range on the monitor even when I put in 800x600. So what gives?
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Old 09-09-08, 09:45 AM   #10
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maybe you should post your nvidia bug report here so we can see if there is a problem and then help you... moaning that it does not work helps nobody.
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Old 09-09-08, 09:51 AM   #11
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I do not know how to make a bug report. Also there should be a straight way to install this driver. If there is please let me know cause downloading the driver from the nvidia site and then trying to install was a pain. I might have screwed something up. I am a noob at Linux so please understand.
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Old 09-09-08, 10:07 AM   #12
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read the sticky posts at the top of this forum....which is this:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

- did you install using synaptic or adept and searching for nvidia-glx-new ?
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