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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Thank you, it worked perfectly!

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    ive been trying to install a geforce 4 ti4200 but i cant get anywhere is this card supported or is it to old. trying to get it in pyrit

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    i have a ti4200 and i can get it to work with pyrit to boast my kps any sugestions plz

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    I noticed that in addition to the drivers i also needed to install cpyrit-cuda to get pyrit working ... however i don't think your 4200 is going to work regardless.

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by silencekf View Post
    After running
    Code:
    "fix-vesa"
    and
    Code:
    "startx"
    it returns:
    (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE) No devices detected.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up.
    xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

    And after running
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    it returns:
    Primary device is not PCI
    (EE) No devices deteced.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up.
    xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions about what I could do to fix this. Thank you!
    Try
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    startx
    Or
    Code:
    nvidia-xconfig --enable-all-gpus
    startx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmator View Post
    Finally found a solution to the problem with loading the nVidia drivers on a BT4 R1 Live Usb install. The driver would install successfully but not *load* on reboot.

    It was not the 'casper-rw' loop file but 'xorg.conf' being wiped out on boot. Just the way the Live USB/CD install works.

    I found a reference somewhere to modify '.profile' to copy the correct 'xorg.conf'. Here's my '.profile' :-

    Code:
     # remove xorg.conf backup files
    rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.2*
    rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.b*
     
    # get video card from pci scan
    PciScan=$(lspci | grep 'VGA');
     
    # check for NVIDIA video card and copy xorg.conf
    if [[ $PciScan == *'Quadro FX 3800M'* ]]; then
        cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.Quadro.FX.3800M /etc/X11/xorg.conf;
    fi;
    This allows X to load the correct driver on my laptop and still be dynamic on any other system.
    Can anyone tell me where is this .profile file?

    I assume, the code modified for my purpose needs to be added to .profile?

    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    How do I know if I need to install the driver at all?

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Quote Originally Posted by hitmen View Post
    How do I know if I need to install the driver at all?
    Well,

    if you are using NVidia and you are not satisfied with default drivers (I think its VESA, not sure), then you should install NVidia drivers.:-D

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by xX_Spiidey_Xx View Post
    Those of us using Nvidia Chipsets... After finishing the HDD install:

    Start Networking and connect to the internet.



    Find your card:



    My lspci output

    Now go to nVidia Driver Downloads. Select the card that you have (as highlighted on my lspci in the above linked image), and download the driver for 32-Bit Linux TO YOUR /root DIRECTORY.

    Once it's downloaded, press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Backspace> to kill your X session.

    Now type the following on the command line (Press the TAB key at <tab> for tab completion):


    And hit the <Enter> key. Run through the installer.

    Now run:


    Now, when you're back in the BT GUI, click the KDE Menu (little dragon, bottom left-hand side of the screen) and you will find Nvidia X Server Settings under the System menu.

    You're done, and X is configured to like your card!
    Thank you for this post, I have been racking my brains trying to resolve my resolution issues, but that has been nipped in the bud. i do wish to point out that when I exitted X and was back on the splash screen, I only typed sh NV <tab> and did not type "cd" prior as referenced in your tutorial.

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    Default Re: Installing nVidia Video Cards

    Hi.
    I've got Samsung Q430 laptop, with nVidia 310M in it.
    I tried to install the proper driver - but failed all the time.
    lspci|grep nVidia
    just gave me nothing. nothing at all.
    I just typed it in the terminal, and it got me back the return line.
    I've tried to follow the instructions, and downloaded from nVidia the appropriate driver, but no luck.
    The installation process keeps telling me that no matching hardware found or something like that.
    Same when I tried to type
    apt-get install nvidia-driver
    I attached the installation log file, renamed to txt.
    I just want to say that my laptop has 2 graphic card - Intel, which is embed, and nVidia one, which is dedicated. I want to use the nVidia one, of course.

    Any help will appreciate.

    nvidia-installer.log.txt

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