[Solved] Daryna nVidia driver issue

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[Solved] Daryna nVidia driver issue

Post by tinny » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:11 pm

I just did a fresh install of Daryna on this Asus A7N8X-X, 1200 mhz Athlon, 20 GB hdd, 512 mb PC2100 ddr, RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model Pro 64 vid card. Even with 512 mb of ddr ram, I had scroll lag upon first boot, so I elected nVidia restricted drivers, and I believe nVidia-glx-legacy drivers were installed. This improved the scroll lag, but there was no resolution above 800x600. I had a similar problem on another distro, and I actually needed nVidia Accelerated Graphics driver 71.86.01 for this particular video card, which driver was available through the distro's control panel. Where do I get this driver for Daryna, and how do I install it?

EDIT: Using Envy, I installed all three nVidia drivers manually, with the following result:
! Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode
Your screen and graphics card could not be detected correctly...
Before each installation attempt, I uninstalled the previous driver. I also tried automatic installation of nVidia drivers, with negative results. At present, I am stuck using low-graphics mode, 800x600, because I cannot recover original settings after all this fiddling.
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Re: Daryna nVidia driver issue

Post by Husse » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:14 am

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_disp ... 86.01.html
It is no .deb file but you should be able to cope with the install
If this is the right solution I don't know...
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Re: Daryna nVidia driver issue

Post by tinny » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:00 pm

The nVidia driver 71.86.01 is actually available through Mint's Envy, under manual installation of nVidia drivers. Driver 71.86.01 is one of three available drivers. This issue has been resolved by changing out the card, three times (3 different cards, one finally worked).

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