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Ubuntu doesn't like my 8800gts

By HPCE_Larry
May 11, 2007
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  1. I have an 8800gts. I try to start Ubuntu but it complains about a video card issue. Any idea how to make this work? I'm rather new to Linux.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    What driver did you install or download for the 8800gts to work with Ubuntu?
  3. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 189

    Thats the problem, I don't have the driver. I'll make myself more clear. I put in boot off the dvdand get to the screen talking about start or install, memtest, etc. I click start or install and the loading screen with the orange bar apears, but gags part way through complaining about a graphics issue.
  4. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 121

    any updates on this? I'm interested in using ubuntu...
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    If you're using a live CD, I can't help, but if you've installed it onto a hard disk drive, install Nvidia's driver 100.14.11.

    Download and run sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run as root (or sudo).
  6. RedVision_350

    RedVision_350 Newcomer, in training

    I had this problem earlier during my install of Ubuntu. Go to the VGA and try lowering the screen resolution. I didn't have any drivers for my video either, but it got me to the setup when I changed the screen resolution.
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