G'day and welcome to my ubuntu 6.06 wiki page.

by forum community member u.b.u.n.t.u
(started Sunday 11 June 2006)

humanity towards others

How to add 3D Nvidia drivers.

There are 3 steps.
1. Download.
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx linux-restricted-modules-'uname -r'

IMPORTANT I cannot show the correct code,
you need the ` which is the button under the "esc" button
and not ' where you see 'uname -r'.

2. Configure.
sudo nvidia-xconfig
3. Reboot.

* Tests that you have 3D.

* Test 1
You see a Nvidia logo flashscreen when starting ubuntu.

* Test 2
See the FPS (frames per second).
Wait a few seconds for the FPS to show. 3D will be like 500+FPS. Newer cards are like 5000+FPS.

glxgears -iacknowledgethatthistoolisnotabenchmark

* Test 3
Check the xorg.conf to see if your have "nvidia" which means you have 3D.
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You want to see this:
Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"

How to add a second Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

There are 5 steps.
1. Make a mount folder for the HDD.
sudo mkdir /media/storage
2. Open to edit your fstab file.
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
3. Add this line to the bottom of your fstab file and then save.
/dev/hdb1 /media/storage ext3 defaults 0 0
4. Mount your HDD.
sudo mount /dev/hdb1 -t ext3 /media/storage
5. Give yourself access permission to your HDD.
sudo chown -R username: /media/storage

"/media" is the folder HDD are usually mounted.
"/media/storage" - where "storage" can be any name your choose.
"hdb1" is the name of your HDD you are adding.
"username" is the name your log in with.

Nautilus (File manager to always see the path.)

1. To always see the path in Nautilus.
Edit > Preferences > Behaviour
2. Tick the box.
Always use text-enty location bar

Restart X (Restart gnome without fully rebooting.)

Wait a few seconds for the login screen to appear.

Firestarter (Firewall GUI for iptables.)

* Check to see if Firestarter is running.
sudo /etc/init.d/firestarter status

* Add Firestarter to start-up programs.
System > Preferences > Sessions
Enter the text.
sudo firestarter --start-hidden


landdownunder (last edited 2008-08-06 16:20:10 by localhost)