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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??? ;)
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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?
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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.
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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

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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.  ::)
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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. :)


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euh....howdo I install Envy from the dcerouter exactly? ??? :) (soory...noob question probably)

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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.
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you see i'm noob AND a bad reader ;) :D..... gonna try that...thx

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you see i'm noob AND a bad reader ;) :D..... gonna try that...thx

Make sure you update the group.

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Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
« Reply #10 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 ;)

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Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
« Reply #11 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?

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Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
« Reply #13 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.  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?

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Re: Easy as 123 Quick DVD Install with latest nvidia drivers (supports my 7050)
« Reply #14 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.

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