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I am planning to install Ubuntu 11.04 on a machine using Zotac Geforce GT 220.

Does anyone know if this card is supported?


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You might get lucky here – Martin Ueding Jun 17 '11 at 13:43
This specifies certified systems - not holding information on specific graphic hardware brand.hmm – Bitmap Jun 17 '11 at 13:47
up vote 2 down vote accepted

According to the NVIDIA readme in /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current/README.txt.gz this card is supported (From Appendix A:)


NVIDIA GPU product                    Device PCI ID*     VDPAU features
----------------------------------    ---------------    ---------------

GeForce GT 220M                       0x0654             A
GeForce GT 220                        0x0A20             C

So after you install the Additional drivers tool will prompt you asking to install these drivers and then you should be set.

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Thank you very much – Bitmap Jun 19 '11 at 21:04
@Jorge - my resolution is still bigger after installing the driver - I can now have the 3D effects that comes with 11.4 which is awesome but when I try changing the resolutions via Monitor Prefs.- it indicates 'Unknown'. Do you know what could be happening? – Bitmap Jun 20 '11 at 10:30
The monitor can accept max resolution of 1920x1200 but the max resolution I can see in Monitor pref. is 1200x640. Hmm! – Bitmap Jun 20 '11 at 10:35
@Bitmap You probably need to run the nvidia pref tool, not the built in one. (Search around the nvidia tag to see if someone's asked how to use it, if not, ask another question and we'll move on to that problem. – Jorge Castro Jun 20 '11 at 12:55
@Bitmap By built in I mean the generic "Monitors" tool in the system prefs, you need to run the nvidia tool (aka. nvidia-settings) which is also in the prefs menu. – Jorge Castro Jun 24 '11 at 14:17

First, make a live CD of natty, run it, then You can check using the following command in the terminal :

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

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I have not installed it yet - do not want to go through the setup only to conclude it is not supported, hence this initial research. I want to establish it is ok first. Cheers. – Bitmap Jun 17 '11 at 13:42
if you want you can try a live cd... right? you can check it there... i suppose – suli8 Jun 17 '11 at 14:01
@Bitmap, live CD isn't the same as installation - it basically runs from the CD directly onto the RAM with no changes to your PC. – Oxwivi Jun 17 '11 at 19:07
I don't think this will work, he'd need to install the OS, the nvidia driver in order to pass the test, otherwise he'd be running the nouveau driver and that'll probably fail. – Jorge Castro Jun 19 '11 at 18:29
Your guide is very useful. – Bitmap Jun 20 '11 at 9:13

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