Ubuntu Installation in AMD 64 Athlon X2 with NVIDIA Geforce 7000M

Asked by Shivanand.Balan

I have an Acer Laptop
Aspire 4520
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core processor
160 GB hard disk in which 30 GB is free for Ubuntu
It has a graphic card of nVIDIA GeForce 7000M.
 wanted to know how to install Ubuntu in this system.

I also wanted to know how to install the same from a USB pendrive of 2GB.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

As a good starting point please read the already answered q&a about nvidia driver:



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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :


gksudo jockey-gtk

You will be offered drivers. You can also add the nvidia ppa and use the 195 driver:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-195

Should be fine.

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Shivanand.Balan (shivanandb) said :

I am a beginner, please elaborate the same. Thanks for the above answers

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The nvidia team maintain a PPA (personal packaged archive) for the nvidia drivers. Nvidia support Linux to the highest degree and their drivers (although closed source) are amazing

If you run the above commands you will add this PPA and install the latest driver (195 is the newest) from the web. You can then reboot and have a decent 3D accellerated system.

If your monitor does not report refresh rates you may need to formulate a basic xorg.conf file to tell the system how to treat the monitor but even mildly "old" monitors will respond ok when the card asks what it can do.

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