Ubuntu convert-NVIDIA GE FORCE 8 problem install

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Ubuntu convert-NVIDIA GE FORCE 8 problem install

Postby newbie » 2010-02-07 20:32

Have had to reinstall Lenny twice this morning because I cannot get this installed.

Complete newbie to debian trying to install Ge Force 8 Nvidia 3d drivers.

I've read online about this and I'm doing something wrong. Can anybody give me an easy way to get this video card installed?

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Re: Ubuntu convert-NVIDIA GE FORCE 8 problem install

Postby craigevil » 2010-02-07 20:39

Follow the steps on http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

or cheat like i do and use smxi
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Re: Ubuntu convert-NVIDIA GE FORCE 8 problem install

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2010-02-08 08:03

Probably the nv driver (the default driver with no hw acceleration) doesnt recognize your card (in squeeze/testing it does). I had a similar problem with Ubuntu and Debian Lenny with nvidia 8200 IGP/nvidia gf 210. You have to install the proprietary driver in order to make it work. I used (and use) the driver from the nvidia's site - you quickly get the latest one, its really easy to install, but needs reinstall on every kernel update and may interfere with some libraries such as libvdpau needing reinstall in order to use the vdpau playback's hw acceleration.
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