Hi every-onenote : This guide is for Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 tested on 32bit Gnome Important information for NVIDIA users in Ubuntu 10:04
You will need to remove Nouveau driver in terminal type "sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau " then restart by " sudo reboot .
if you install by Jockey you may find that the driver does not work for a fix see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia/Important information for INTEL users in Ubuntu 10:04
You may find that Ubuntu freezes, the following may help https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Bugs/Lucidi8xxFreezes
for more info .Important information for NVIDIA Users with version 96 driver in Ubuntu 10.10
If you have a old card and use the version 96 driver it does not work in Ubuntu 10.10 a fix is here : http://joeslifewithubuntu.blogspot.com/2010/12/update-on-nvidia-96-driver-with-ubuntu.html Drivers that are build in to Ubuntu 10.04 :
- Nouveau is a project which aims at producing Open Source 3D drivers for nVidia cards , it has been included in Ubuntu because more updates and improvement are coming up & more often for more about Nouveau see http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/InstallNouveau
- Intel users ubuntu includes the driver for you , check if you put your pc to sleep e.g., if not look in Synaptic Package Manager for
X.Org X server -- Intel
in the quick search . for more see http://xorg.freedesktop.org
Now the problem is that the open Source drivers offer poor 3d performance for games e.g. so if you read on this post will tell you how to install the 3'third party driver which are in better in some ways . basics:
1) identify your card open up the Terminal and type :[/list]
sudo lshw -C video
,make a note .
if this does not work for ATI users try
2)Then go to system , administration, open up software sources at the top choose the update tab .
In the Ubuntu updates tick proposed & back ports .now go to third party software and add this ppa for updates to the X.org drivers, libraries (see screen shot 1).
9:10 & 10.04-ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
9:04 and below :deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main
4) refresh, run the update manger to make sure your up to date to and you may need to restart . jockey's way (see screen shot 2)-
jockey is Ubuntu in build diver installer for drivers that Ubuntu finds that you are not using .
so go to System>Admin>Hardware drivers and enable your diver .
Let it download & install it then restart your pc. EnvyNG :
(screen shot 3)Installing envyng
1)go to the main menu click accessories click Terminal
3) next type or copy &paste:
sudo apt-get install envyng-core envyng-qt
enter your password.
4) type yes and hit return this will install envyng
5)once you've Finnish installing type
( closes the terminal)
6) now go to the main menu find system tools , open up envyng
7) install&enable the compatible (ticked one ), apply
restart your pc Compiz Fusion & 3d effects
Compiz will add more effects to install :
1)open up the Terminal and Type:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-plugins emerald
2)once it finished type
3)go to system ,preferences& appearance to enable Effects (screen shot 4) helpful links :
.... any drives :https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video
ATI 64 bits :http://ubuntugeek.com/forum/index.php/topic,34.0.html
EnvyNG :https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EnvyNG note two : If you have problem's installing start a new post
now your graphics are set up enjoy