URGENT. Can't get my (nVidia Geforece Go 7950 GTX) to work.!

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URGENT. Can't get my (nVidia Geforece Go 7950 GTX) to work.!

Postby seijiro » 20. Apr 2008, 10:52

Upfront, I would like to thanks in advance for any help.!

This is what I have:

Alienware Area-51 m9750 Laptop.
Video card: nVidia Geforce Go 7950 GTX.

Here it's my problem (Using Ubuntu 7.10 Linux):

I tried almost everything to get my nVidia Driver to work.

First, I tried the "Restrictive Driver Manager" and it says "You hardware does not need any restricted drivers".

Second, I tried the "Add/Remove Application", searched for nVidia. I activated the NVidia binary X.org driver ('new' and 'legacy' drivers, and they just simple don't do anything.

Third, I went to nVidia's website, download the right Driver for my video card (Geforce Go 7950 GTX), place the file on my Desktop, then ran it from the Terminal using SUDO, and still doesn't work. I get:

- You don't appear to have NVIDIA GPU supported by the 169.12 NVIDIA Linux graphic driver installed in this system. For further details, please see appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIP in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

- You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

- Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

Fourth, I went to Alberto's Milone website, downloaded his Script program, and it installed perfectly, but when I click on "Install the NVIDIA driver" and I get:

- There was an error in the installation process. You can see the log file /var/log/envy-installer.log

After all this, I've been searching for other methods, codes or any other way to make my video card's driver to work and enable the 3D effects.

Any repository sites where the may have the right driver for my video card (nVidia Gefore Go 7950 GTX "Not SLI Enable")?. Or maybe, to get the ENVY to work properly? Or any other idea other than what I've tried already?

Again, thanks in advance for any help here, its really appreciate it.

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This is what i get with the ENVY Report:


chino@chino-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 40)
00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 0
chino@chino-laptop:~$ cat /var/log/envy-installer.log
python pulse.py nvidia
root@chino-laptop:/usr/share/envy# python pulse.py nvidia
Envy - Version 0.9.10
ENVY ERROR: Nvidia card not found


FINAL QUESTION?

- Is it possible to run the 3D effects in Ubuntu Linux, using the VirtualBox ???

Thanks.
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Postby stefan.becker » 20. Apr 2008, 13:41

In the Guest is other Hardware then the real.

So forget native drivers, install Guest Additions.
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Postby S.SubZero » 20. Apr 2008, 18:11

Long story short:
You want to use your host's video card in the guest.

Short answer:
There's no way to do this.

The video 'card' Virtualbox presents to the guest is a circa 1995 pre-3Dfx video device.
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Postby seijiro » 21. Apr 2008, 08:06

So basically VirtualBox will not recognize my REAL Video Card, but rather use its best option of Video Card which in my case it's the VESA...!!! Which sux cause it doesnt let me use my 3D effects, etc... But what the heck, I'm gonna go with the installation of the Ubuntu through a separate partition. Thanks a lot guys... If anyone know or think that there still can be an option how to get the RIGHT Video card to work using VirtualBox and Ubuntu, please reply her,e it'll be highly appreciate it...!!!

Thanks.
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Postby Sasquatch » 21. Apr 2008, 09:19

There is support for 3D acceleration in progress. There is a sticky for it in the Suggestions or Using VB topic. Check that, and keep an eye on it. Also keep an eye on the release notes of new versions.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

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Postby seijiro » 22. Apr 2008, 12:35

Thanks a lot man, I think this is what you are talking about:

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=16

But it seems that is not gonna happen any time soon. I wish we could use full OpenGL or 3D effect inside the VB, but...!!! Anyways, I uninstall it and Install the Ubuntu in another partition having to reboot every time I want to use either OS... Suxs, but it works...!!!

Thanks a lot...!!!
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Re: URGENT. Can't get my (nVidia Geforece Go 7950 GTX) to wo

Postby edogaldo » 26. May 2008, 13:34

seijiro wrote:FINAL QUESTION?

- Is it possible to run the 3D effects in Ubuntu Linux, using the VirtualBox ???

Thanks.


I got it activating xgl but with very poor performances.

Bye, e.
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Re: URGENT. Can't get my (nVidia Geforece Go 7950 GTX) to wo

Postby jbone13 » 22. Aug 2008, 18:49

edogaldo wrote:
seijiro wrote:FINAL QUESTION?

- Is it possible to run the 3D effects in Ubuntu Linux, using the VirtualBox ???

Thanks.


I got it activating xgl but with very poor performances.

Bye, e.


How did you get it to work. I am running WinXP as host and my guest is SLED 10.2 I can't even get a true full screen or change my display settings.
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Postby Sasquatch » 22. Aug 2008, 23:09

Would you please read the Forum FAQ. It has the info about graphics card you need.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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