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  • #16
    I use a real 32bits browser.

    Anyway, flash9 works but it's damn slow.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      That's good to know...but another update could then make that support official for such cards. Doesn't hurt to try out the driver on a card such as the 9800GX2 as a poster above mentioned.
      The 9800GX2 is listed in the supported card list. It's the very fist listing in fact.

      Supported Products List


      GeForce Products:
      GeForce 9800 GX2
      0x0604
      http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html

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      • #18
        Originally posted by eL_vErDe View Post
        I use a real 32bits browser.

        Anyway, flash9 works but it's damn slow.
        oops, my bad (note to self: read the words next time). Maybe you should consider using a 64bit firefox with nspluginwrapper and flash 10. It works quite well and even manages to mostly keep up to dvd res videos.

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        • #19
          KDE4 is still slow for me... Scrolling playlist in Amarok 2 is painfully slow. Some 3D apps seems to be slower with present driver than with 169.xx. Only option for me is to change to AMD/Ati.

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          • #20
            Buy ATI if you have now too few problems *hahaha*

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            • #21
              >Buy ATI if you have now too few problems *hahaha*

              I borrowed Ati card from my friend some time ago and didn't have problems with it. No matter - fglrx or open drivers it worked very well. My nvidia card is slow in KDE4 like a turtle, fonts are corrupted etc. etc....
              Last edited by kraftman; 10-12-2008, 09:58 AM.

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              • #22
                That's good to know...but another update could then make that support official for such cards. Doesn't hurt to try out the driver on a card such as the 9800GX2 as a poster above mentioned.
                Reply With Quote

                Well it doesn`t matter is it amd or nvidia, they are folks too, it doesn`t make any less smart you to try e.x or something.., and hey they don`t figure absolutely 100% everything.

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                • #23
                  Is there a decent set of instructions anywhere on the web for installing this driver manually on Ubuntu?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Porter View Post
                    Is there a decent set of instructions anywhere on the web for installing this driver manually on Ubuntu?
                    Did you read the README?

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                    • #25
                      @Porter

                      http://kanotix.com/files/install-nvidia-debian.sh

                      Just execute the script, it should work until you need one of the 2 oldest legacy drivers which do not work with U 8.10 as it uses xserver 1.5 - script has automatic card -> driver selection.

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for the help guys... I also just realized that the repos for Ubuntu Intrepid have been updated with the 177.80 driver, so it's fully maintained now.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                          Did you read the README?
                          I did read the README... In my case I kept having trouble with the Nvidia script screaming about X running even though I was booting directly to a console. The driver's in the repos now though, so no worries.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Porter View Post
                            I did read the README... In my case I kept having trouble with the Nvidia script screaming about X running even though I was booting directly to a console. The driver's in the repos now though, so no worries.
                            All you had to do is boot to runlevel 3 or invoke it by typing init 3 into your console.

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                            • #29
                              @deanjo

                              thats the SuSE way (and would also work on Kanotix), but the default Debian/Ubuntu runlevels are the same from 2 to 5.

                              My script knows that and does not require to shutdown X, you should only to use a text console, like you get when you press CTRL+ALT+F1. It shuts down X using gdm/kdm/xdm - whatever it was used.

                              In the very rare case that it is impossible to get into a textconsole - maybe due to screen corruption, it is possible to disable the check and use nohup like:

                              sudo -i
                              DISPLAY= nohup sh install-nvidia-debian.sh

                              notice that there MUST be a space behind the =.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                                @deanjo

                                thats the SuSE way (and would also work on Kanotix), but the default Debian/Ubuntu runlevels are the same from 2 to 5.

                                My script knows that and does not require to shutdown X, you should only to use a text console, like you get when you press CTRL+ALT+F1. It shuts down X using gdm/kdm/xdm - whatever it was used.

                                In the very rare case that it is impossible to get into a textconsole - maybe due to screen corruption, it is possible to disable the check and use nohup like:

                                sudo -i
                                DISPLAY= nohup sh install-nvidia-debian.sh

                                notice that there MUST be a space behind the =.
                                Good to know.

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