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Old 06-08-07, 12:37 PM   #1
denali
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Hi!

I have a MSI K7N2G-ILSR motherboard that has an integrated GeForce 4 MX (NV18). I've installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) Desktop edition.

I've installed the restricted drivers and they're working fine.

I see three three sets of drivers mentioned on this forum: 100.14.06, 1.0-7185 and 1.0-9639.

Is there any advantage gained by changing over to one of these drivers from the Ubuntu restricted driver? If so, which one should I use? (I get the idea that 100.14.06 does not support my chipset)

Or would it be better to assume "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Thanks in advance for the advice. Just so you know ahead of time, by ultimate goal is to play WoW under Wine.

Thanks again,
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Old 06-08-07, 12:40 PM   #2
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"if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a good idea in this case because every time they push a new kernel/kernel update you have to recompile the drivers from source. Sticking with the drivers provided in the repos is a good idea in this case because they'll push a new nvidia-glx package.

Run nvidia-settings to see the driver version you're using, AFAIK it's 1.0.9755
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Old 06-08-07, 01:07 PM   #3
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"if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a good idea in this case because every time they push a new kernel/kernel update you have to recompile the drivers from source. Sticking with the drivers provided in the repos is a good idea in this case because they'll push a new nvidia-glx package.

Run nvidia-settings to see the driver version you're using, AFAIK it's 1.0.9755
I've used Linux in the past on my servers, but this is my first Linux desktop usage. Coming into it I'm a bit tenative, so your advice is generally what I'm leaning towards.

Anyway, it hadn't even hit me to check the driver version before I asked. D'oh!

I appreciate the reply!

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Old 06-08-07, 01:10 PM   #4
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No problem, stick around

nvidia-glx = 1.0.9631
nvidia-glx-new = 1.0.9755
nvidia-glx-legacy = 1.0.7184

I run 1.0.9755 compiled from source.
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