no drivers for gigabyte 9500 gt so cant get advanced graphics

Asked by Michael Barton on 2008-08-31

can only get basic screen and cannot find drivers that will work gigabyte nividia 9500 gt

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Michael Barton (mick37) said : #1

for ubuntu 8.04

Best Andrew (and471) said : #2

The trouble is that many manufacturers don't bother making drivers for Linux and so you may be forced to have to buy a new graphics card if you want compositing (advanced graphics) on ubuntu, however first lets make sure this is the case.

Open up a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and type in

gksudo apt-get install envyng-core envyng-gtk

Then enter you password in the dialog that pops up. This will install Envy, a program that helps you install drivers for your graphics cards. Once that has finished, go to Applications > System Tools > EnvyNG

Then follow the on screen instructions (make sure to select install the NVIDIA Driver, and if envy can find a driver for your card it will be installed, otherwise I am afraid you won't be able to get compositing.

Michael Barton (mick37) said : #3

Thanks rugby471, that solved my question.

Michael Barton (mick37) said : #4

I had to get rid of the card as envy crashed the system and i had to reinstall ubuntu got a asus en 8600gt instead and seems to work fine but still cant get advanced only extras. got any ideas thank you