[Techtalk] Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 23:21:30 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:47 PM, Jan <rathgild at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/07/10 19:30, Carla Schroder wrote:
>> Another thought--  much of the time this is a video issue, such as slow
>> buggy
>> drivers, an old feeble video card, or a video card that is not
>> well-supported. I don't know how to diagnose this, though I know there are
>> tools to test video performance, I haven't taken the time to study up on
>> it.
>> A quick test is to install a minimal window manager like Fluxbox,
>> Blackbox,
>> FVWM etc. and run all your usual apps to see if there is a difference.
>> Carla
> I think you might have hit the nail on the head there.  I (or rather my
> husband) has been looking through the upgraded packages and it seems that
> the nvidia supported drivers are almost non existant.  I'm currently doing
> the trawl through google to find out what I need to make things work and see
> if it resolves the issues.  I'm aware that nvidia support can be erratic so
> I might need to do a fair bit of work on this.

They should be there. (nvidia-current package). Usually you can
install them through System>Administration>Hardware Drivers. Could be
that you didn't enable the "restricted" repository to grab packages
from? Enable it in System>Administration>Software Sources.


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