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I seem to be having some issues while trying to install a GeForce 8800GT 512 MB card. I've recently built a new computer and installed Ubuntu 7.10 on it. However, ...
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    Question Installing GeForce 8800GT Issues


    I seem to be having some issues while trying to install a GeForce 8800GT 512 MB card. I've recently built a new computer and installed Ubuntu 7.10 on it. However, it doesn't want to use my graphics card. I downloaded the driver from Nvidia's website called NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run, yet when I installed it, the Nvidia logo wouldn't appear, and Cedega wouldn't recognize that I had a card installed. I tried to install it again, and I get the following error message whenever I try to run "startx":

    xauth: creating new authority file /home/rodney/.serverauth.10064

    X Window System Version 1.3.0
    Release Date: 19 April 2007
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
    Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu (xorg-server 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu
    Current Operating System: Linux Asmoday 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686
    Build Date: 29 September 2007
    Before reporting problems, check X.Org Wiki - Home
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Dec 9 10:47:39 2007
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

    (II) Module already built-in
    NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:3:0:0.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): additional information.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"

    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    I had to go back to my old xorg.conf file in order to run X again.

    My old xorg.conf file is as follows:
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Section "Files"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "v4l"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Failsafe Device"
    Boardname "vesa"
    Busid "PCI:3:0:0"
    Driver "vesa"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Failsafe Monitor"
    Vendorname "BenQ"
    Modelname "BenQ FP202W (Digital)"
    Horizsync 30.0-84.0
    Vertrefresh 56.0-76.0
    modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "800x600@72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "800x600@75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
    modeline "1280x768@60" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1280x720@60" 74.48 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1280x800@75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1280x768@75" 102.98 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 802 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1280x800@60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1440x900@75" 136.49 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 901 904 940 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1440x900@60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1600x1024@60" 136.36 1600 1704 1872 2144 1024 1025 1028 1060 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1680x1050@60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1680x1050@75" 188.07 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
    modeline "1920x1200@60" 193.16 1920 2048 2256 2592 1200 1201 1204 1242 -hsync +vsync
    Gamma 1.0
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Failsafe Device"
    Monitor "Failsafe Monitor"
    Defaultdepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1680x1050@60" "1680x1050@75" "1600x1024@60" "1920x1200@60" "1440x900@60" "1440x900@75" "1280x800@60" "1280x768@75" "1280x800@75" "1280x720@60" "1280x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@75" "800x600@72" "800x600@56"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
    Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
    Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection
    I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong, but I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post this problem on.
    Last edited by AlienJedi; 12-09-2007 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    Yeah, no driver yet.

    There is no driver yet for the 8800gt. Nvidia's team is working on it.

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    I seem to have found a driver at Download nVidia Linux Display Driver x86 169.04 Beta for Linux - nVidia Linux Display Driver is the OpenGL nVidia support for graphic cards on Linux operating systems. - Softpedia. The installation was smooth, and Cedega recognizes my card. Only time will tell if it works, but it looks good so far.

    Thanks!

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    Sorry, Correction

    There is no official driver, lol. No one-click driver either. Mine gives me some weird errors when I try to install, then closes out, I am going to try and troubleshoot those tonight, im more of a windows guru, just started using opensuse in the past few months.

    Update: OK got the driver installed, but can't get compiz fusion to work, though its installed. When I try and run it, I lose my window title bars. Maybe its something in the xorg.conf I have to enable/edit?(I have already done the 3 things from what opensuse tells you to do after installing the driver.) Need help, also, great find on the driver.

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    Update...

    They've now added support for the 8800GT in the latest driver:

    Unix Drivers Portal Page

    Release Highlights

    * Added support for GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and GeForce 8800M.
    oz

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