Nvidia and ATI drivers for Linux

Some programs in Linux (including the ultra-cool Desktop Effects) need graphics accelleration, so they need to use your card to the full.  You need to install your graphics drivers if you want to play 3d games.

Here’s how.

First open the terminal (Applications, Accessories, Terminal)

If you have a recent card type this and hit enter:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new


sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx

If you have an older card (only for TNT, TNT2, TNT Ultra, [old] GeForce, and GeForce2 chipsets):

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-legacy

For ATI, enter this in the terminal and hit enter:

sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

After your graphics card is all set up you’re set to have fun.

Play around with desktop effects by installing this package:

sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager

Then go to the System menu, click on Preferences, and then click on Advanced Desktop Effects Settings, and have fun!

  • Iceblade02

    I have a problem, when i do sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new or any of the other commands except sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager it says there is a missing package.

  • KuleBlade323

    What?!I dont understand I want you guys to put it in for people who are still maybe 13 or 14…I am not that good of a computer person,thats all.

  • KuleBlade323

    i am a blade!