nVidia card not working in Ubuntu, possible other issues

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It's a load of fucking crap Ubuntu, even nvidia cards don't work with the shit why the hell did i even think it could work what a load of fucking crap

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Tom (tom6) said :


Which nVidia card is not working for you right now? There are 3 different drivers with 2 made by nVidia themselves so at least 1 of them 'should' work. Perhaps we could help sort that?

I notice that you asked no previous questions in this forum and suspect you didn't ask in ubuntuforum nor

Just as many people spend years learning how to use Windows it also takes time to learn to use linux. Admittedly a lot less time, most people get to grips with most of what they need within a few weeks or even just a few hours compared to week long training courses to use Word or Excel.

Give yourself a break. With Windows it is typically pre-installed on a machine by a team of experts doing a batch-run on a line of identical machines with all the right drivers all carefully laid out for them and even then there is a failure rate, not every machine behaves itself perfectly. I would guess that you have not had to install Windows on a system yourself and yet you have probably only a few fixable minor issues causing a major problem in linux. Technical support through this forum and others should be able to help you with that.

Often manufacturers spend a lot of money on supporting their hardware in Windows but attempt to block access for linux users. Luckily we have people that reverse-engineer stuff and then build up drivers for linux. Sometimes this means having to wait a little while after product-launch before the thing becomes usable in linux, however this is the manufacturers fault. As a result many linux users refuse to buy certain product-lines or refuse to buy from certain manufacturers and others return hardware that is badly made anyway (thinking mostly about certain cheap printers here). As linux becomes more mainstream we see many manufacturers being forced to adopt linux despite shady agreements with MicroSquish. Entire product lines from Dell and other manufacturers with linux pre-installed on their systems are available these days.

Anyway, the main point is don't expect yourself to be expert in linux overnight and do ask questions so that people can try to help you.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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sm bo (smbo994) said :

If at the start of the system you see a panel with some options, choose "run ubuntu in low-graphic mode".
Then go in system -> administator -> restricted driver
Here click on Graphic driver nVidia (version 185) [recommend] and install it.
is it doesn't work open the Terminal and write:
sudo nvidia-xconfig

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