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Hi all.. i was wondering how to download drivers for nvedia chipset. i dont know how to check chipset ID no/model no. when i change the option to extra in ...
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    nvidea drivers not found


    Hi all.. i was wondering how to download drivers for nvedia chipset. i dont know how to check chipset ID no/model no. when i change the option to extra in visual effect - it starts searching for drivers and after long time it gives a msg that "could not be enabled". please help me identify the exact drivers to use visual effects.
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    You should be able to find the drivers in your Add Remove/Software menu. I haven't messed with *buntu in a while, but it should be in a category like "Proprietary Drivers" or "Hardware Drivers".
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    Go to system-administration--synaptic package manager
    when open, select all on left menu-then search for nvidia on right menu-mark for installation, then click apply.
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    System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers. Enable them if they are there and they will be downloaded and installed. Save any work and restart.
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    i dont know how to check chipset ID no/model no
    to know them type in terminal
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    it should gives you a hint about your graphics card
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    System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers option should work fine. It will detect your Graphics Card and install correct driver.
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    I tried all these.. but still no go.. i've also been searching for a proper reason in google...

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    my graphics card is nvidia geforce fx5200 128 mb... any possibility to install the drivers for this?

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    You should see a driver as noted in the previous posts, I have the same card (256MB) and it works great.
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    well, i tried this several times as this is the only advice i've been getting from all over.. wen i go System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, i select recommended drivers- nvidia 173. after i press next, it asks for ubuntu cd. after i insert the cd, nothing happens.. doesnt even copy anything from cd. oh yeah i get a error in the end, it is something like this " jackpole crashed at the backend". thats it...

    i also tried to download a file and install : "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run". but this also didnt solve the problem

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