Newbie Q about graphic driver

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by woomera, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. woomera

    woomera Registered Member

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    last year i tried to give ubuntu a go and see if i can manage to migrate from my windows to linux and ubuntu was the most famous at the time.
    i managed to get everything running like basic needs ie, browser/player/email client... but i got stuck at installing my graphic driver.
    simply there were no control panel and no support for dual monitor. i was trying to install the driver from repository included in the ubuntu then i realized theres an official driver in the ATI website which i never succeeded in installing even though i tried fro several days and read many articles, there was an error which i couldnt get pass it.

    anyway since then i have bought a new laptop which uses nvidia geforce 540m and i thought i give this another try but before i start i wanted to make sure that there's a fully functional graphic driver for nvidia graphic cards and if it requires an advance use to install it1?

    thanks for any help in advance :cheers:
     
  2. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    you can install jockey-gtk

    it will check your drivers and suggests updates for them.
    very easy to use.
     
  3. woomera

    woomera Registered Member

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    ok im downloading mint ATM to give this a try, how do i install jockey-gtk? from program manager?
     
  4. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    from Synaptic.
    just type jockey-gtk in it, Mark for Installation, then apply.

    then run the program.
     
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