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Author Topic: [ SOLVED ] Graphic card driver update question.  (Read 2202 times)

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[ SOLVED ] Graphic card driver update question.
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:25:26 pm »

How do I go about finding out if my video display card drivers need to be updated, and if they do, how do I go about updating them?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 09:35:55 pm by Locator »
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 02:20:17 pm »

I'm new to this but what is the make and model of the card?  Have you run lsmod or lshw from terminal? 
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 03:35:45 pm »

NVIDIA GForce 210
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 12:37:04 am »

Are you running proprietary drivers or neaveau?

If you want to use proprietary drivers you could try this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiR8ZAl-Qm0
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 06:38:49 am »

I don't know. How do I go about finding out?
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 11:25:29 am »

Are you running proprietary drivers or neaveau?

If you want to use proprietary drivers you could try this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiR8ZAl-Qm0

Thank you. I'll try it and let you know how it works out.

Or even better yet - is there a set of instructions that I can print out (to help me remember what to do in the future, if necessary)?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 11:34:07 am by Locator »
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 12:10:29 pm »

Not that I know of.  You may have to make notes from the video.
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 12:17:14 pm »

Thank you.
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Re: Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 06:25:06 pm »

I have the drivers installed, and everything about the display seems to be working correctly.
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Re: [ SOLVED ] Graphic card driver update question.
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 12:27:02 am »

Nice, good work.
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