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Title: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 02, 2007, 05:36:01 am
1. Install DVD as normal.

2. Install/run envy .
   On first reboot


At grub prompt
esc to recovery mode

From the # prompt run the follwowing commands
    apt-get update
    wget -c http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/nvidia/scripts/ubuntu/envy_0.9.9-0ubuntu1_all.deb
    dpkg -i envy*
    apt-get install -f
    envy -t

Answer:
    1 install nvidia driver
    y create xorg.conf
    y reboot

3. Run av wizard  as normal



Works great with my new ABit- AN-M2HD :)


Zarec should this go the wiki some where??? ;)
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: Zaerc on December 02, 2007, 04:18:23 pm
I think that would deserve a place in the wiki, maybe it's own section, something like "Using envy" on the http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Display_Drivers page?  And can it do other drivers besides nvidia as well?
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 02, 2007, 05:49:51 pm

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And can it do other drivers besides nvidia as well?


Hey lazy butt  ;)   
Just kidin lol

A quick google would find

What is Envy?:

"Envy" is an application for Ubuntu Linux and Debian written in Python and PyGTK which will:
1) detect the model of your graphic card (ATI and Nvidia cards are supported). However "Manual installation" is also available
2) download the right version of the proprietary driver for your ATI or Nvidia card from ATI or Nvidia's websites
3) handle the dependencies (compilers, OpenGL, etc.) (according to your OS version and kernel) required to build the module
4) install/uninstall the driver
5) set up your xorg.conf (i.e. the configuration file of the Xserver) for you (according to your system specifications)
6) restart the Xserver for you (if you wish so) (this feature is available only in the textual interface)

Envy features both a GUI (which you can launch only inside a Desktop Environment) and a textual interface which you can use if, for example, you cannot start the Xserver.
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: DeadPenguin on December 02, 2007, 09:27:42 pm
Envy comes standard in most of the "cutting edge" linux distros. i know I have used it in MINT. Most of the GUI based scripts are not perfect and most of the time are a quick way to break X or make the system unstable.
If it works for you great.  ;D

Blair
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: Zaerc on December 03, 2007, 03:48:38 am

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And can it do other drivers besides nvidia as well?


Hey lazy butt  ;)   
Just kidin lol

A quick google would find

What is Envy?:

"Envy" is an application for Ubuntu Linux and Debian written in Python and PyGTK which will:
1) detect the model of your graphic card (ATI and Nvidia cards are supported). However "Manual installation" is also available
2) download the right version of the proprietary driver for your ATI or Nvidia card from ATI or Nvidia's websites
3) handle the dependencies (compilers, OpenGL, etc.) (according to your OS version and kernel) required to build the module
4) install/uninstall the driver
5) set up your xorg.conf (i.e. the configuration file of the Xserver) for you (according to your system specifications)
6) restart the Xserver for you (if you wish so) (this feature is available only in the textual interface)

Envy features both a GUI (which you can launch only inside a Desktop Environment) and a textual interface which you can use if, for example, you cannot start the Xserver.


A simple yes would have sufficed.  ::)
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 03, 2007, 11:03:35 pm
Most of the GUI based scripts are not perfect and most of the time are a quick way to break X or make the system unstable.
If it works for you great.  ;D

Blair
Your probably right I don't have much experience with gui x x scripts. If I am not mistaken I am just using it to install the driver and temporarily creating an xorg.conf just so I can run the Avwizard.  I believe the wizard overwrites or at least modifies the xorg.conf anyway.

envy -t runs envy in text mode

I am not sure  if this will work for everyone or anyone other than me but I hope so.  (Just  trying to help).

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A simple yes would have sufficed.  Roll Eyes

You are right zarec Just teasing

I appreciate all you and everyone involved LinuxMce and of course PLuto are doing with this project.
Keep up the great work. :)


Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: -Q- on December 03, 2007, 11:12:57 pm
euh....howdo I install Envy from the dcerouter exactly? ??? :) (soory...noob question probably)
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 03, 2007, 11:20:20 pm
euh....howdo I install Envy from the dcerouter exactly? ??? :) (soory...noob question probably)

Did you read the first post Item number 2.

Press esc at the grub prompt and follow instructions from number 2.

Let us know if it works for You.

You should run the avwizard after you reboot press shift after beeps see other posts for full details.
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: -Q- on December 03, 2007, 11:21:38 pm
you see i'm noob AND a bad reader ;) :D..... gonna try that...thx
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 03, 2007, 11:25:40 pm
you see i'm noob AND a bad reader ;) :D..... gonna try that...thx

Make sure you update the group.

Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: -Q- on December 04, 2007, 11:45:20 am
HAIL tkmedia! HAIL! HAIL!
It worked like a charm, my thanks borders to rabies and from now on I'll call you Master of the Universe ;)
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: hoboghost on December 06, 2007, 03:42:26 am
This seems like it might work for me but when I type in the http address it says, "Resolving albertomilone.com... failed: Name or service not known."

I'm pretty sure my wireless internet connection isn't working--I need to set it up, but of course I can't do that at this point.  Is the solution to go with wired internet for install, or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: hoboghost on December 06, 2007, 04:41:05 am
aha! yes i just needed to plug in with a wired connection and it seems to be working now.
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: hoboghost on December 06, 2007, 09:03:34 am

3. Run av wizard  as normal


Hey tkmedia,

I am also using the AN-m2hd board and I followed your instructions to install the nvidia drivers.  That seems to work.  But how do you "run the av wizard" normally?  I still can't get it to start.  I got it to start once, a fluke it seems since I can't replicate those results, following the instructions of RDAC here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=2294.5;wap2 (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=2294.5;wap2).  But my screen has only flashed back and forth on my first install---I had to try to reinstall b/c of someother f-up on my part.  Yikes.  Now my screen shows the login as described by RDAC, but then it flashes to another screenand doesn't return, even after i press "2" (which i had to do last time for it to go back).  Anyway, if you or anyone else can help me get into the avwizard that would be grand. 

P.S. I also have a 6200 LE card, but that shouldnt make a difference right?
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 06, 2007, 05:52:46 pm
Did you say Y to update xorg.conf
and Did you say Y to reboot ??


When I do this the wizard starts upon boot.
If you are using an additional video card did you disable the on-board  video.
In theory the 6200 should be supported right from the DVD without needing to update the nvidia.
If you haven't disabled the on-board video I would start there.

You can start the wizard by holding down the shift key when booting at the beeps if you don't have a pc speaker just press and hold the shift button for a few seconds a few times during boot.

If this doesn't work I would try pulling the video card and use the on board video I set mine to 256 mb.
Then try the 123 process again.

Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: hoboghost on December 08, 2007, 11:54:33 pm
Thanks, TK.  I will give it a try.
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: totallymaxed on December 09, 2007, 03:04:39 am
If you are using an additional video card did you disable the on-board  video.
In theory the 6200 should be supported right from the DVD without needing to update the nvidia.

Yep... can confirm that the nVidia 6200 works fine with lmce-0704 straight 'out of the box'
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: hoboghost on December 09, 2007, 05:05:40 am
Did you say Y to update xorg.conf
and Did you say Y to reboot ??


When I do this the wizard starts upon boot.
If you are using an additional video card did you disable the on-board  video.
In theory the 6200 should be supported right from the DVD without needing to update the nvidia.
If you haven't disabled the on-board video I would start there.

You can start the wizard by holding down the shift key when booting at the beeps if you don't have a pc speaker just press and hold the shift button for a few seconds a few times during boot.

If this doesn't work I would try pulling the video card and use the on board video I set mine to 256 mb.
Then try the 123 process again.



Tk, I didn't know how to disable the onboard graphics--but you were right; that was the problem.  In bios I had to set "iGPU Frame Buffer Control" to "Manual" and select "Disable."  I can't believe how many hours I could have saved myself, if I had figured this out sooner!  Thanks!  I got kubuntu 7.04 to load to desktop! woo!
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: BeKli on December 21, 2007, 05:17:41 pm
1. Install DVD as normal.

2. Install/run envy .
   On first reboot


At grub prompt
esc to recovery mode

From the # prompt run the follwowing commands
    apt-get update
    wget -c http://albertomilone.com/ubuntu/nvidia/scripts/ubuntu/envy_0.9.9-0ubuntu1_all.deb
    dpkg -i envy*
    apt-get install -f
    envy -t

Answer:
    1 install nvidia driver
    y create xorg.conf
    y reboot

3. Run av wizard  as normal



Works great with my new ABit- AN-M2HD :)


Zarec should this go the wiki some where??? ;)

Thank you very much!
This guide worked for me, but with a different problem:
I've bought a new PNY GeForce 6 6200 256MB DDR AGP VGA / TV-Out / DVI-I and didn't get the DVI port working with AVWizard.
Installing Nvidia driver manually after complete LMCE install somehow destroyes AVWizard and didn't let ist start (the often mentioned loop).
With your method the AVWizard came on with DVI support.
This Workaround should get in the Wiki until a fixed version of LMCE is out.

Thanks, BeKli

edit: Sorry, it didn't really work, the AVWizard came up with DVI support because the nv and not nvidia driver was used. In this case UI2 doesn't work...need help...
Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: tkmedia on December 22, 2007, 03:14:21 am
Do you have the Gforce selected in the webadmin for that MD??

If not try it


Title: Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
Post by: bmk789 on January 03, 2008, 01:46:28 am
HAIL tkmedia! HAIL! HAIL!
It worked like a charm, my thanks borders to rabies and from now on I'll call you Master of the Universe ;)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU   .....if you didnt know already