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Anonymous
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Ubuntu installed

I just installed Ubuntu and can't figure out how to switch to KDE. Don't know how to open console and install Firefox 1.5. Don't know anything because I never used GNOME nor liked it.

Also I have no idea how to change my resolution to 1680*1050 and it seems to me that 3d support is not installed because everything lags so much.

I don't know if my printer is installed.

My sound card work fine and my network card works fine.

There is no easy way out of this is it?


Edit:
My printer works!

But I can't change my resolution...


Epyon9283
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Quick question: Did you check the Ubuntu documentation before posting?
»wiki.ubuntu.com/InstallingKDE
»wiki.ubuntu.com/FirefoxNewVersio ··· refox%29
»wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowt ··· vidia%29
»wiki.ubuntu.com/FixVideoResoluti ··· ution%29


Anonymous
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Well something is wrong.


Anonymous
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No. Someone posted a link to ubuntu.com and I downloaded it.


No_Strings
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Go to preferences, desktop, themes. Unselect "Peyote."


firephoto
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»www.kubuntu.org/ same thing minus the gnome from the start so it should leave you with a cleaner system.

Your corrupted video looks like renderaccell + certain nvidia driver version + old nvidia card (riva card?).
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Anonymous
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Oh great now I need to install another version of Linux

My card is nVidia GeForce 6600GT


firephoto
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You need 1.0.7*** or higher drivers for that card. Latest is 1.0.8178, should work fine. It's probably in a (k)ubuntu repository somewhere too.
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Anonymous
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nVidia kernel 1.0.776 (the only one listed) I think is installed but the highest resolution I can get is 1280*1024. Also 3d screensavers are obviously not using my card so I have no idea what to do next.


achilles1

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reply to Anonymous
For your resolution, open up a terminal and type this in:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

As far as getting you drivers installed and most of the essential software check this out:

»ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ··· ?t=66563

To get kde do this, open up a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Be warned that this will install kde and the standard apps., so it's a big download.

Good luck.


Anonymous
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I messed up X server and ended up with dreaded command line.

Is it possible to have 1680*1050 displayed under Linux?

It could even detect it was a Dell 2005FW and nVidia 6600 GT but the highest resolution was 1280*1024

ftzsee
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said by Anonymous:

I messed up X server and ended up with dreaded command line.
The command line rules.
said by Anonymous:

Is it possible to have 1680*1050 displayed under Linux?
Yeah, I have a nVidia 6600 GT and a Dell 2005FPW and it works perfectly.
said by Anonymous:

It could even detect it was a Dell 2005FW and nVidia 6600 GT but the highest resolution was 1280*1024
Amazing, we have the same hardware. Methinks you should write your own X config file. If you get stuck, I'll post mine for you to copy.

P.S. this is why I dislike 'newbie distributions'

ftzsee
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said by Anonymous:

I think is installed but the highest resolution I can get is 1280*1024.
Easy way to check:

# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver

If you've got a line in that output that looks like this:

Driver "nvidia"

and if the output of

# lsmod

contains

nvidia

... then the nVidia drivers are installed. If you're already in X, then you could run

$ glxgears

and if you get a few colored spinning cogs, then the nVidia drivers are installed and working.

I think you get a big white screen with the nVidia logo on it when you start X if they're installed properly, but I haven't needed to restart X since I moved in September, so I'm not sure if that's still around. Your distribution may disable it anyway...


Epyon9283
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reply to Anonymous
glxgears will run without the nvidia drivers installed. It'll just run really slow.


veloct
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I think the best thing is for you to do some reading before you go installing any linux distribution. Ubuntu has a very good site with lots of howto's, a very good forum with lots of tips and a pretty extensive wiki.
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