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Old 12-11-06, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Trying to install drivers for NVIDIA Geforce 2 on Kubuntu

Downloaded the latest Linux drivers from the website, and executed it. First of all, got told that I needed gcc (not installed with kubuntu) so I used apt-get to install it. Then ran it again. Got told of something else (can't remember what) so got that, installed it. Ran installer again. This time, got told I needed the headers for compilation. I'm at a loss. I'm sick of this crap. Just give me a damn DEB installer that detects whats needed, downloads it, and installs it. I've seen this done before a million times. I've even seen shell scripts to install stuff, written by just anyone. Why the hell can't you guys do it?

I use both Windows and Linux and I have to say, its crap like this that keeps Linux behind in the OS stakes. All I wanna do is get my resolution up beyond 640x480, because thats all the Kubuntu generic Nvidia driver can manage.
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Old 12-11-06, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trying to install drivers for NVIDIA Geforce 2 on Kubuntu

(K)Ubuntu already ships their own packaging of the NVIDIA driver. You might want to try using that.
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Old 12-11-06, 03:46 PM   #3
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(K)Ubuntu already ships their own packaging of the NVIDIA driver. You might want to try using that.
If you mean nv, you'll find that I did mention that it won't go beyond 640x480. The card certainly does, as does the monitor.
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Old 12-11-06, 03:51 PM   #4
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No, I meant the NVIDIA X driver, not the 'nv' X driver.
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Old 12-11-06, 03:53 PM   #5
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No, I meant the NVIDIA X driver, not the 'nv' X driver.
And how do I find that? Please give me instructions on how to find/install/configure it.

I've just tried changing the radio button from standard to proprietary in the KDE hardware tab for the card in System Settings > Display. Rebooted, got the NVidia logo up briefly, but still can't go beyond 640x480.
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Old 12-11-06, 04:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Trying to install drivers for NVIDIA Geforce 2 on Kubuntu

You should see Ubuntu's support groups/forums for assistance using their packages. I can only provide assistance with NVIDIA's official packages.

If you want assistance changing the resolution, please start X with the following command:
startx -- -logverbose 6

and then generate and attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.

Thanks,
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Old 12-11-06, 05:03 PM   #7
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apt-cache search nvidia will tell you the package name - I believe it's apt-get install nvidia-glx
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