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Old 04-25-07, 06:24 PM   #61
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I'm glad you're liking Vista, hope it works out for ya. I finally got the whole resolution issue figured out on Ubuntu.

Just for future reference (in case you try out 7.04):

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new <---- Installs the latest NVIDIA drivers
restart
sudo nvidia-settings <------ Brings up the GUI NVIDIA Settings

Once you are in the GUI NVIDIA Settings, set everything to your needs and click on Save Configuration. Once you exit, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X and voila, you have a custom resolution! Dunno about your 8-series card(s) but it should work. Let us know how it goes!
Really? It's that easy? Will it work on 7.03 like that (I believe that is the version of Kubuntu I have)? That isn't too bad at all. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-07, 07:01 PM   #62
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Really? It's that easy? Will it work on 7.03 like that (I believe that is the version of Kubuntu I have)? That isn't too bad at all. Thanks.
2d is fine on 8 series, 'nvidia' driver is tougher. Still working on it here.
 
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2d is fine on 8 series, 'nvidia' driver is tougher. Still working on it here.
Did you do like I said on my last post? Just wondering if you did or not.
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Old 04-25-07, 08:23 PM   #64
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2d is fine on 8 series, 'nvidia' driver is tougher. Still working on it here.
Not sure what you mean by that.
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Not sure what you mean by that.
2d on the desktop works fine, but getting the 3d gfx going...what makes games playable and monsters fun to kill...isn't working.

Whenever I enable the "nvidia" driver in xorg.conf I lose everything, not just x. No console, nothing. The "nv" module works fine though for browsing and such.
 
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Did you do like I said on my last post? Just wondering if you did or not.
Yep, tried both ways, with 2 different kernels and 2 different driversets.
 
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Hmm... not sure I like that. Good luck sorting it out. Let us now how you resolve the issue.
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Old 04-25-07, 08:58 PM   #68
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Hmm... not sure I like that. Good luck sorting it out. Let us now how you resolve the issue.
I will, if I can. I had a bear of a time with the nv module in 6.10, it hated my 7800s, but I got it going.

I'll work at it but no fully functional 8800 means buh-bye 7.04.

SUCCESS!


It shouldn't have been this difficult.

Redeemed - couple extra steps involved, I'll sort it out tomorrow probably, after I get some rest.
 

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I will, if I can. I had a bear of a time with the nv module in 6.10, it hated my 7800s, but I got it going.

I'll work at it but no fully functional 8800 means buh-bye 7.04.

SUCCESS!


It shouldn't have been this difficult.

Redeemed - couple extra steps involved, I'll sort it out tomorrow probably, after I get some rest.
Thanks buddy. I would really appreciate it. If I can get full functionality out of my 8800 in Kubuntu that would be great. It'd give me more reason to use it. Right now I'm just to infactuated with Vista.

Glad to see you got it sorted out.
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Redeemed, this was a bear my brother, hopefully I can save you some grief! ymmv here, but it should work. I confused myself getting them to work, hopefully I didn't miss any steps.

Download the 9755s from nvidia.com and save them to your home directory. You want the 9755s at the top.

Install the packages recommended here, most should be anyway, and follow the instructions to disable the NV module. I found this way to be easiest.

Type "sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common and edit the DISABLED_MODULES to this "DISABLED_MODULES="nv"

open a terminal and do the following.

sudo apt-get install linux-source-2.6.20

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.20-15

sudo apt-get install nvidia-new-kernel-source


hit ctrl>alt>f2 to kill kdm (k desktop manager)

log in again

type 'ls' minus quotes, you should see your driver listed.

do "sudo sh *NV*" and follow the prompts.

Or if your a sadist you can type the whole driver name out

If it installs with no failures, cross your fingers (<-Very important!) and sudo reboot.

You should be greeted with the nvidia logo before logging in.

Feel free to pm or post if you run into more grief with this Bro. I can't shake the feeling I'm missing something and sorry it took this long to get this posted..my apologies.
 
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Redeemed, this was a bear my brother, hopefully I can save you some grief! ymmv here, but it should work. I confused myself getting them to work, hopefully I didn't miss any steps.

Download the 9755s from nvidia.com and save them to your home directory. You want the 9755s at the top.

Install the packages recommended here, most should be anyway, and follow the instructions to disable the NV module. I found this way to be easiest.

Type "sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common and edit the DISABLED_MODULES to this "DISABLED_MODULES="nv"

open a terminal and do the following.

sudo apt-get install linux-source-2.6.20

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.20-15

sudo apt-get install nvidia-new-kernel-source


hit ctrl>alt>f2 to kill kdm (k desktop manager)

log in again

type 'ls' minus quotes, you should see your driver listed.

do "sudo sh *NV*" and follow the prompts.

Or if your a sadist you can type the whole driver name out

If it installs with no failures, cross your fingers (<-Very important!) and sudo reboot.

You should be greeted with the nvidia logo before logging in.

Feel free to pm or post if you run into more grief with this Bro. I can't shake the feeling I'm missing something and sorry it took this long to get this posted..my apologies.
Hey man, no problems. I've been rather pre-occupied with Vista to re-install Kubuntu (also, my time has been limited as well). I'm gonna' shoot to re-install Kubuntu tonight. And I'll try to install the drivers just as you listed.

Thanks again for doing this, I really do appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes soon as I get the chance to try it.
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A little off topic, but a couple of things re: XP install that popped up in this thread need to be corrected:

1) No, you don't need a slipstreamed CD (i.e. XP w/ SP2) to successfully install XP. Plain old XP w/o SP1 is just fine, as

2) you can then d/l and apply SP2 on your XP install no problem. And finally,

3) SP2 includes SP1 so no need to download/apply SP1 beforehand.
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