On 05/08/11 15:17, Ric Moore wrote:
On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 16:57 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 04/08/11 16:13, Ric Moore wrote:
On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 15:07 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
cd into /etc/X11 and check what your xorg.conf file contains. It should
show that the driver is set to nvidia. Like this:
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
If you ain't got that, then for about the nth time this week, just crank
up nvidia X Server Settings, and let it save your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
It may be prudent to be cautious about offering this advice about
xorg.conf because this is no longer generated as the video settings are
generated "on the fly" when the system is booted.
...and you will get some generic display as well.
True, but it also depends on what you mean by "generic". To date I have
never had a hassle with having my (LCD) monitors' resolutions recognised
or displayed correctly. The only little "problem" which I worry about
(whether or not I should I am not sure) is that the auto setting selects
60Hz as the refresh rate when we, here is OZ, have 50Hz - so I alter
this in the Monitor settings in System Settings.
However, I believe, that it is generated if you use the nvidia settings
menu (or some command line instruction).
that's what I'm outlining here...
Unless I am totally mistaken, the nVidia settings option does not come
up until you have the proper nVidia driver installed and not the
file after you've messed around with the various settings. It should ask
for your su password. Sometimes that bit gets hidden behind. Once it's
written it should be all enabled for you then. Then recheck your
xorg.conf file and it should be corrected. Reboot and you might see the
nvidia splash screen.
If not working now, something is seriously hammered. But, I personally
wouldn't use the nVidia supplied dot-run file. It uses different library
directories to install it's files to and something is bound to go wonky,
To this very day I always use the "sh NVIDIA*.run" file, downloaded
directly from the nVidia site itself, to install the nVidia driver.
Never a hitch, never a problem.
But you do need to have installed the "kernel-source", "make", and "gcc"
before doing this, as well as being in init 3 and logged in as root.
There you have it, you may do this, but many have no business doing
Pray tell: why not? :-)
although I used it for years with RedHat as I had ~no other option~.
Stick with the Ubuntu supplied route, if at all possible. Raise hell
about it, if it remains broken, with a bug report
p/s I'm getting almost 30,000 fps, using glxgears, with an old crufty
I's rather curious about this 'cause you have mentioned this card
several times :-) .
May I ask the brand/manufacturer of this FX5500 card?
GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5500 seems to be a generic term used by various
manufacturers. The ones I have installed on all my (current) computers
are made by Gigabyte.
Reason for asking is that I have this card installed on my wife's
computer and even though it has DVI output it will NOT work with digital
output, but will only perform when set to analog.
No clue as I use that extra port with a converter plug to drive my
Ah, is this telling me that you are using CRT monitor(s) and not LCD?
If not, can you then please tell me the converter which you are using to
get the proper display on the LCD monitors you are using?
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