GeForce 8400GS

Discussion in 'Linux Hardware' started by BarManager, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. BarManager

    BarManager New Member

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    Okokokok, need help before I throw my rig out the freakin' window...

    I'm trying to install my 8400GS on Ubuntu 11.10 and when I run the file provided by nVidia, I get the following:


    When I try and boot it whilst I'm plugged directly into the card, I get a wall of Courier New with a couple of "FAIL"s by some stuff I don't understand. If that's relevant, I'll get the specifics but in the mean time, HELP! :'(

    N.B. I'm new to Linux, so as much detail as possible so I can get more familiar with the system. Thanks. :>
  2. carbon333

    carbon333 New Member

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    If you don't need 3d you can stay with ubuntu's default driver. In most cases you don't.
  3. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

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    I any case, first uninstall any driver(s) you may have loaded for the GeForce 8 card before adding another.

    HINT: read the log file! /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

    Then, go to a terminal and type in the commands

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    If you need more help, I cannot add links yet, so email me if you so desire and/or do not get a clear answer here, in this forum.

    I'm glad to help
  4. lanlanlangzi

    lanlanlangzi New Member

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    oh,I'm learning......
  5. Annette Larsen Costa

    Annette Larsen Costa New Member

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    You sound very knowledgeable..I want to hear if you could help me out....I put in Geforce 8400 GS videocard on a Linux pc. I get @31535 on the screen. Is it the driver?
  6. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

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    Have never run into that. It's the ZIP code for Douglas, GA -- lol!

    Any one?

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