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Old 11-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Andrew Farris
 
Default games?

On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 15:19 -0600, John Abbott wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 16:05 -0500, jesse stephen wrote:
> > how do I do that I'm a greanhorn with computers.
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 3:58 PM, John Abbott <fewclues@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 15:50 -0500, jesse stephen wrote:
> > > I just got ubuntu and I think I need to reinstall the
> > > graphics card to make it work I have a hp and no program
> > > disk.
>
> I was generic because I didn't know your card type. Do you know what
> graphic card you have installed?

In addition to that, it would be helpful to know some other things as
well:
1. What version of Ubuntu are you using? You can find this by going
to System > About Ubuntu. It's listed on the first like after
the title.
2. Your title of 'games?' indicated to me that you are trying to
run a game. Are you having trouble with this? If so, please
state which game you are attempting to use, and what the issue
is.
3. If you are not having issues trying to install/use a game, then
please state clearly what you are trying to do, and what your
getting stuck with. A description of exactly what you're doing,
along with what is happening, and what you expected to happen
would be helpful.
4. You stated that you 'have an hp and no program disk.' Please
elaborate. I assume this means you have an HP computer... is it
a laptop, or a desktop? What program disk are you referring to
(i.e. you don't have an Ubuntu disk, you don't have a windows
disk, etc)?
5. If you don't know what kind of graphics card you have, you can
send some terminal output instead so others may decipher what
card you've got. To do this:
1. Go to "Applications > Accessories > Terminal"
2. Type in lshw -c display and hit Enter/Return
3. Copy/paste the output in your next email. This
information will tell everybody that's trying to help
you what display hardware you have.
4. Additionally, it may be helpful to know what other
hardware you've got. To collect this info, follow the
instructions as above, but just type 'lshw' instead.

I hope this is helpful!


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Old 11-30-2009, 11:00 PM
jesse stephen
 
Default games?

I have not been able to run any off the games I have installed on the software center. I am running Ubuntu 9.10. I may need to reinstall the graphics card I really don't know computers well. My pc is a hp Pavilion Slimline s3020n PC. graphics powered* nvidia. The screen just slowly turns white when I try to run a game and I have to turn it off when that happens to get it to work again.

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:25 AM
Andrew Farris
 
Default games?

On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 19:00 -0500, jesse stephen wrote:
> hp Pavilion Slimline s3020n

judging from this page I found on the computer:
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-pavilion-slimline-s3020n/4507-3118_7-32391038.html
You're probably right...it just needs drivers for your video card.

1. To get these, go to "System > Administration > Hardware
Drivers". Enter your password when prompted
2. From the list in the Hardware Drivers dialog, select your video
card driver (it will probably have the word 'nVidia' in it, and
there's usually only 1 choice. if there are multiple versions
available, pick whichever one says 'recommended').
3. After selecting your driver, click the 'Activate' button. This
will set the tool off to downloading/installing/setting up your
driver. It will notify you when it's done, and will request that
you restart your computer.
4. After bringing the computer back up, your resolution might have
been changed to something lower than what you had before. Use
the Display tool under "System > Preferences > Display" to reset
the resolution.
5. If upon opening the 'display' tool, it gives you an error
message about 'not supporting all features' or somesuch, just
pick the option to 'use vendor tool'. The method of changing
screen resolution should be obvious (usually under 'screens' or
'resolution' i believe... I use ATI myself, so I can't remember
for sure)

Hope that helps!


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