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    XGL? how?


    hey guys...
    i'm back asking questions lol...
    well... my question is right now how to install XGL?? and if that is free?? I saw the videos in youtube and I liked it a lot... if you guys know how to install it, and where to get it please let me know...

    thanks
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    If you are using Edgy Eft (6.10) you already have AIGLX installed so you just need to use the nVidia proprietray drivers for nVidia, the open source radeon driver for ATI or the included Intel drivers where applicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    If you are using Edgy Eft (6.10) you already have AIGLX installed so you just need to use the nVidia proprietray drivers for nVidia, the open source radeon driver for ATI or the included Intel drivers where applicable.
    i do have Ubuntu 6.10... please tell me how to install those drivers... thank you....
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    Please do some research yourself, most of the thing you are asking are already on Ubuntu's Documetation, but If you get any problem feel free to ask here.
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    install nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by albertlv
    i do have Ubuntu 6.10... please tell me how to install those drivers... thank you....
    well, which video card do you use? nvidia or ati? if you have a nvidia card you may get the beta drivers from nvidia's page and install it. Let me explain how to install nvidia drivers: First of all you must install the kernel source. then close the X (Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then login as root type ps-aux|more, you should see the proccess id which X has and then kill that process with the command kill -9 [proccess_id]). Then you can start the installation of nvidia driver. Find the package (NVIDIA-....-pkg*.run) and run it with the command:

    ./NVIDIA-....-pkg*.run (i dont know the version of your package and use .... here)

    it will ask you something say yes... then it will compile kernel modules. if all done and you have a message which tell you "installation ok" now you must change the xorg.conf. Go to /etc/X11 then find the xorg.conf open it and find the line Driver "nv" and change it to Driver "nvidia". Find the line Load dri and remove it if it is there.

    You can now start X with your new nvidia driver.

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    If you are using nVidia it's already provided in the Ubuntu repositories, so installing it with the .run installer will require it to be reinstalled manually after every kernel or Xorg update. Run the command below -
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    sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
    sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    Alternatively check out www.getautomatix.org for a tool that will allow you to install codecs, drivers and other utilities with just a few mouse clicks.

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    ok... i did that and here is what i got... some kind of error at the end

    albertlv@albertlv-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
    Password:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    nvidia-kernel-common is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libgnucrypto-java liblog4j1.2-java libapr0 libswt3.2-gtk-java libseda-java
    libcommons-cli-java libgtk-jni libsvn0 kdesvn-kio-plugins libcairo-java
    libbcprov-java libglib-java libsvnqt2 libgtk-java libswt3.2-gtk-jni
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    Suggested packages:
    nvidia-kernel-source
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    nvidia-glx
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 4066kB of archives.
    After unpacking 12.6MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted nvidia-glx 1.0.8776+2.6.17.6-1 [4066kB]
    Fetched 4066kB in 1m22s (49.5kB/s)
    Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-glx.
    (Reading database ... 111262 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking nvidia-glx (from .../nvidia-glx_1.0.8776+2.6.17.6-1_i386.deb) ...
    Setting up nvidia-glx (1.0.8776+2.6.17.6-1) ...

    albertlv@albertlv-desktop:~$ sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
    Error: unable to load nvidia kernel driver! Be sure to have installed
    the nvidia driver for your running kernel.
    albertlv@albertlv-desktop:~$
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