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How to install nVidia Linux display graphic driver on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10

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The new Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope system comes with Nouveau display graphic driver by default and the advanced effects cannot be used with this drivers. If you already try to enable restricted Ubuntu drivers and Nvidia cannot be found on the list try installing this drivers with this tutorial:

  1. Run Applications/Add/Remove
  2. From the left menu choose System Tools
  3. Next from the right menu, find and select for install: Desktop Effects (Compiz Setup) and Nvidia binary Driver version 173 or 177. By selecting the driver you will get the list of supported graphics card.
  4. Click Apply Changes and after installation go to System/Administration/Hardware Drivers
  5. The system will search for available drivers and you can choose the recommended option from the list to activate the driver by clicking Activate button.
  6. Next, restart your system and the new nVidia graphic display driver will be on use.
  7. To enable the desktop effects on Ubuntu 9.04, go to System/Preferences/Appearance and on the Visual Effects tab choose Normal or Extra if you have never graphic system.
Enjoy in your new Ubuntu experience.

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Anonymous said...

THANKS, really useful =)

Anonymous said...

i second that, thanks heaps :):):)

Anonymous said...

can you please help everytime i try to add the Nvidia binary Driver it says to insert the os cd

Anonymous said...

didnt work at all, installed the drivers like described, but nothing shows up in the "hardware drivers" to activate.


Igor said...

Perhaps you have problems with Compiz setings. Reinstall Compiz and try again (System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager - compizconfig-settings-manager). I hope that I help.


SHELL said...

installed nvidia driver 173 as you told ,but nothing showed up in driver list

Viktor Ustijanoski said...

If Visual Effects works after driver installation, that means that driver is already installed.

If not, repeat all steps from the tutorial.

Viktor Ustijanoski