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I'm going to try one more time before i give up on ubuntu 10.10

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Hey guys just installed Ubuntu 10.10 for the first time. I'm about to throw the towel in and give up on it, before that i want to check if someone here can help me.

My first step was of course setting up all the updates.
Next, change the annoying resolution because its so big.
I went to system>preference> monitor...It wont detect it, it says unknown.
So i figure, I'll go system>administration> additional driver...and all i get is no proprietary drivers are in use for this system...Can someone help please
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If you want, you can try just running it as a VM.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
If you want, you can try just running it as a VM.
If you are new to it, that may be the best way to go. Download virtualbox and give it a shot as a VM before giving up. Also make sure to install the guest additions for the best experience.

If you don't want to do that you can try downloading the proprietary drivers off of nvidias website, however they do not install like a windows exe file.
I think you have to open a terminal window and run
Code:
sudo sh nameoffile

Edited by Xazen - 3/13/11 at 11:04pm
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i forgot how i fixed the resolution i think i downloaded some drivers from nvidia.com for linux
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The NVIDIA Linux driver doesn't yet support the 560, only the 570 and 580. Not much you can do until they add support for your card.
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...26-driver.html
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...26-driver.html

They do have support, you just have to use the beta driver. That's the 64bit then the 32bit version, you'll need that to get the 560 to run.

To run the driver you'll need to abort Xorg/GDM, you can do that by:

Ctrl + F# (use 1 for TTYL1 and simplicities sake)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop (it's either gdm3 or gdm, try both)
sudo killall -9 Xorg (you might have to Ctrl + F# again because stopping GDM can restart Xorg)
sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-* <finish the name with the proper package, you can also just type NV<tab> and it will auto complete)

That might ask you to remove the nouveau driver or if you want it to do it for you. At this point you just let the installer do it for you, you'll have to restart and do all of this again but it has to be done.

After the restart and you get the installer to run again (above commands) you should be able to finish without errors. If it gives you errors a quick and dirty way to make sure your system has the right files is this set of commands (you do not have to restart or anything, run this right after the setup fails in the terminal):

sudo apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare

Try again, this time it will work. At the end of the installer when it asks if you want it to make you an xorg.conf say yes and then your done. Reboot and you will have the drivers installed.

[edot] Ctrl+alt+F#, you need alt I was wrong. =(
Edited by mushroomboy - 3/14/11 at 1:20pm
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