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ianhobson
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nvidia troubles

Postby ianhobson » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:44 am

Hi all,

I've just installed Elyssa 5 and I am stuck in 800*600. The install went without incident, and I had two lots of updating to get the latest versions down.

The box is an old Athlon 2600+ with a Geo Force 5500 graphics card. It was working fine, so I don't suspect a hardware problem.

I've enabled the proprietary driver for Nvidia. After a lot of messing about, it finally was able to download it - but I can't change the screen resolution from 800*600 (except to worse).

I've run EnvyNG and that decided to install different drivers. After a lot of downloading and installing, and a reboot, I was still unable to change the screen resolution. No obvious error messages though.

So I went to search the forums - and the search rejected every word in NVIDIA DRIVER INSTALL PROBLEM as being too common! :evil:

I am rather a newbie regarding Linux, and Mint, so I suspect I've forgotten to do something simple. I just don't know what. Help anyone?

Thanks

Ian

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Re: nvidia troubles

Postby y2julio » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:11 pm

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=33142
Check that thread out. Maybe it can point you in the right direction.


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