Issue with Nvidia graphics

Asked by Justin Tidwell on 2008-11-12


Im using 2 Nvidia 8600GT cards, 256mbs on SLI.

When I do a fresh install with ubuntu, everything works fine. Once I get the internet and such setup it tells me the recommended video card driver needs to be updated... I have done this twice now and both times it restarts and just comes up to a promt instead of booting to the gui... Im a Noob to linux and this is all new to me so its really tripping me up with all this command stuff. This seems to be my only problem.

How do I get this fixed where I can run the proper video drivers and easily?

Thanks for any help you can provide,

Justin Tidwell

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cubells (cubells) said : #1

Try installing envyng-gtk if your desktop is gnome or envyng-qt if is kde.

Then go to Applications>System tools>Envy ...

It's a good option.


Justin Tidwell (justid2) said : #2

Ok, I guess my Desktop is Gnome, but i not sure. anyways, How do I install this? envyng-gtk

Justin Tidwell (justid2) said : #3

I just tried another way from the add/remove programs window and it's done the same b/s... Im back to a command promt and I have absolutly no clue how to fix it, other than by reformatting and installing all over again.... is there anyone that can help me?

cubells (cubells) said : #4

First, check you have a sources.list (/etc/apt/sources.list) like this:

If not, edit your sources and modify:

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo aptitude update

$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

And then install envyng-gtk

$ sudo aptitude install envyng-gtk

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