NVidia Drivers

Dell Dimension c521 desktop computer
February 27, 2010 at 05:51:16
Specs: Linux x86_64
Problem: Well, I wiped off an old partition to install Ubuntu (9.10 Karmic Koala) Linux yesterday, and I'm liking it so far but I still am stuck in 800 x 600 resolution, which is terrible especially for this monitor.

System: Dell Dimension C521, AMD 64 Athlon, other OS = Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (OEM), 1GB DDR2 RAM with 160GB Harddrive in 3 partitions... nVidia GeForce 6150 LE Graphics Card

So anyway, I guess I'm supposed to get a message about display drivers when I first run Ubuntu. This didn't happen for me, and 800 x 600 is the highest resolution I can pick in Settings. Ubuntu does not recognize my monitor, it shows up as "Unknown". I wanted to try Envy which would install the drivers for me, but the package wasn't in the Universe repository and when I used the command-line install function, I returned an error saying that the package was not found. I already tried nVidia drivers from their website, for both Linux x32 and x64 (I don't know which one I have), but both returned an error that gEdit could not find the encoding!

Help With:
1) Finding the right driver
2) Installing Envy (where is it? :(
3) How to get the nVidia drivers to run.

Thanks in advance,
- George (gdea73)

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February 27, 2010 at 06:03:22
UPDATE: Well I used the Hardware Driver manager and I
installed the new nVidia driver that they recommended. After
that, my resolution was fixed at the login screen--HOWEVER, I
get a blank screen and my monitor says "Input Not Support"
once I login. I now have to post from my XP Partition :(

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February 27, 2010 at 07:27:53
You might get more of a response if you post this in the Linux forum to the right of this page.

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February 27, 2010 at 10:12:06

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