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Ubuntu Newbie Guide: First 24 Hours With Ubuntu

Mar 03, 2009, 06:03 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Donna for this link. ]

"Ubuntu Post-Installation Questions
Q: Ok, I got Ubuntu installed, but I have Nvidia graphics and the drivers didn't load properly. Now what? (This question could be slightly altered in any number of ways, but the bottom line is that if you are having issues with Nvidia video, it's a common problem, and yes, there are solutions).
A: Nvidia uses a restricted set of drivers (as in "not open"), so you'll have to allow Ubuntu to use these restricted drivers. This is where you dive into the world of repositories. And while we are adding the appropriate restricted drivers repository so that you can use the Nvidia drivers, we'll go ahead and make sure you have a few other repositories added (assuming you want the extra apps and goodies that are available in 3rd-party repositories). (And unless you are a purist freak, you probably do). (j/k on the "freak" comment...sorta). :)"

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