Driver, EVGA e-GeForce FX 5200 128 MB GPU issues

Asked by WillDemon on 2010-05-25

Hi,
    I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on a P4 2.4 GHz, 2gig ram, WD 80gig harddrive, ATX Tower
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Every thing works great!

The onboard intel graphics chip (64mg) will not support advanced grapics, nor 3D like Comp piz.

I have a PCI, EVGA e-GeForce FX 5200 128 MB GPU grapics card that I connot get to work correctly.

I have down loaded ubuntu approved driver, but I am having black screen and x server issues.

I'm a linux newby of course and I've installed many devices with success.

Can some one provide me " Step by Step" instructions on how to install NVIDIA drivers and to correct the x server issue?

I'm hope I'm not the only newby with this issue. lol

Cheers!

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Boot to root recovery mode and add this boot option:

i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa

You can get root recovery mode by holding shift at boot, select recovery mode, then select root, You can then run:

nano /etc/default/grub

find this line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

Change it to:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa"

Press CTRL+X
Press Y
Press ENTER

Then run:

update-grub; reboot

Should be ok

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