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  1. Fitseries3

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    im no noob but damn, it seems this just will not cooperate with me today.

    FRESH load of ubuntu 8.10 64bit...

    i need to install the latest drivers for my gtx295s

    WHY?

    because the 177.XX that it wants me to install doesnt support the 295s and makes it so ubuntu cant load at all. i cant even get into the console to manually edit xorg.conf

    anywho...

    someone with experience help me out real fast please.

    and yes.. i have googled it.
     
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    wheres all the linux guys?
     
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    did all that and reboot.

    this is what i get...

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    have you run any updates?
    If so you should have other kernel's to boot into or try recovery mode.
    Looks like the OS is screwed.
     
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    i did all the updates first then installed the driver.

    i've done it about 12 times now.
     
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    boot into the older kernels available in the boot options.
     
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    it lets me boot to console yes.

    i looked at xorg.conf and its basically empty after installing the drivers.

    wtf is going on?
     
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    I have never run the OS and Im not sure idf SUSE is even close, but does anything in this thread help? http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=52953

    He shows an issue where the kernel wouldnt run and he had to swap some files over to get it to function.
     
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    When you are booting, you should get some boot options as soon as grub is loading.
     
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    the problem is the 177 drivers DONT support the GTX2XX cards.

    when i install the drivers it has no idea what to do.
     
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    when you DL the rpm try to open it and manually add the device ID's ill install ubuntu on my laptop and help you up. i consider myself very good with ubuntu buts its been about 2 months since iv run it so the commands arent coming to me atm...and no sneeky suse isnt the same ubuntu is debian based and has diffirent command sets.
     
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    I had no idea! Never ran anything other that Windows:(
     
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    its cool i just reread my post i didnt mean to sound rude...iv been working 23 hour days because im transitioning jobs so im a bit tired but ya ubuntu has diffirent command sets fox's guide while will give you a good idea but cant really be converted over ubuntu requires a little more for this particular problem.
     
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    now im getting

    "no screens found"

    how do i figure out what to set my refresh rates at in xorg.conf?
     
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    it should be in their....you might need to add a line though i think its


    forcerefreshrate=xx
     
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    xorg.conf is always blank.

    nothing there.

    i edited it and added the necessary content and it tells me "no displays found"

    then i run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and it makes the xorg.conf blank again.
     
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    Isnt there is utility in ubuntu that installes drivers for nvidia
     
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    yes but it doesn't work because it installs drivers that dont support the gtx cards.
     
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    did u get it to work?
     
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    apt-get install envy
    And start it afterwards and it will install drivers automatically.
     
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    none of the methods work because there are no drivers for GTX2XX cards for linux yet.
     
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    that is pretty typical. hope they get something for you in a few weeks time.
     

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