Question on Nvidia Geforce4 mx 440 APG video

Gateway / T3104
February 12, 2011 at 15:02:04
Specs: Windows XP, 1.8 GHz / 190 MB
I have just downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and my VIA/s3g unichrome pro k8m800 APG in my Emachine T3104 freezes and I have to reboot to start Ubuntu over again(gets old). I can get a Nvideo Geforce4 mx440 APG for real cheap. When I put it in, will Ubuntu 10.10 have the drivers that will automatically install(I want it easy). Or if they don't, will Nvidia have them? If I get them from Nvidea, will they automatically install if I download them? One more question I see code in boxes in linux comment groups, do you copy and paste them to the terminal, is that what program you use and is that what is considered the command line. If you have two different boxes with code, do you enter the first box in terminal then push enter then put the second box of code in terminal and push enter again. Sorry for the simple questions, You might of guessed that I'm new to this. Ițll take any and all advice
Thank you
Jon

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#1
February 12, 2011 at 15:31:15
Apparently you never went back to your last question. I provided a link to the VIA drivers but more important was my comment about your RAM. 190MB isn't enough to run Ubuntu or XP decently. Yes, they will run, but they will perform like sh!t. You really need more RAM, the more, the better.

As for the nvidia drivers, all you need to do is install them from the Administration > Additional Drivers menu:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/1650...

Or if you prefer, you can do it the "hard" way:

http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-insta...


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#2
February 12, 2011 at 23:11:46
I have taken your advice, I will be getting more memory for my emachine, I'm am just looking at the best solution to my video board problem. I have to find a way to stop ubuntu from crashing but yes I'm taking your advice.

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#3
February 12, 2011 at 23:20:55
when I went to http://askubuntu.com/questions/1650... and did what it said, it just gave me a message saying "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system" and their was nothing in the additional drivers program. So I'm confused, are the drivers suppose to be there?
Thanks by the way for your help.

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#4
February 13, 2011 at 07:15:54
a couple of options for machines with low ram:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06258
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06504
I would try crunch first, it will probably detect the network automatically.
larry

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#5
February 13, 2011 at 07:28:21
"it just gave me a message saying "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system" and their was nothing in the additional drivers program"

Do you have the nvidia card installed yet? You're not going to find drivers for the VIA integrated using the "hardware drivers" method & the nvidia drivers won't show up unless an nvidia card is detected.


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#6
February 13, 2011 at 21:51:42
mickliq thanks for the response. I dont have the Nvidia video card yet . You said something about not being able to get via drivers using the - hardware driver method.- Could you tell me what that is.

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#7
February 13, 2011 at 22:23:52
See links in response # 1

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