Envy 0.8.2 has been released!

Envy 0.8.2 features a new option (“5 – Install the ATI/NVIDIA driver Manually”) which will enable users to choose the version of the (ATI/Nvidia) driver between the list of available drivers instead of relying upon Envy’s automatic detection.

Of course automatic hardware detection is still there.

44 thoughts on “Envy 0.8.2 has been released!

  1. I tried so many how-to’s and forum posts that I thought it is impossible to make ma Laptop Ati Radeon Mobility X300 working with 3D acceleration.

    I tried envy (legacy driver) and I have working 3D acceleration on my edgy – Im happy πŸ™‚

    Thanks Alberto

  2. Hi Alberto,

    Here is my experience under KDE and Envy, earlier I was on Gnome and there was no problems, under KDE, its quite strange, upon exiting X and logging on to terminal and typing Envy and entering option 1 to install driver, the whole screen goes blank with a Kubuntu splash, then all I see is blinking cursor, however, my router lights blink indicating activity, also the hard drive light blinks from time to time, this happens for around 10 minutes when light activity stops, I then tried typing kdm start command but nothing happens, so I hit ctrl+alt+del and then the system reboots and guess what, the nvidia splash screen comes on indicating driver has been installed, going into login, 3D is enabled. Just wanted to convey my experience with Kubuntu and Envy.

  3. Alberto,

    I did that but nothing happens, anyways thankfully the driver installed, as you know, the nvidia legacy installed via synaptic or package manager from Ubuntu repositories also adds the i386 kernel, it removes the generic kernel and makes SMP systems useless, only your Envy installs the drivers without flaw.

  4. what irony, a long time ago you (on ubuntu forums) told me how to setup my geforce fx5500. if it wasn’t for you, i was going to give up linux and use windows. now i can’t stand using windows at school, i love linux. this is awsome, thanks alberto!

  5. Installed envy 0.8.2 and used it to install ATI driver.
    I have a 9200. After this, no graphics – terminal only.
    That backup of xorg.conf it makes is quite handy.

  6. how far is your work on Envy-Fiesty Fawn?
    like “pierluc” and “mundano” I can’t wait to see it.
    You got some deadline?

  7. Hi there, I just wanted to inform you that I recently tried your newest Envy for Dapper and had problems. I have a AGP XFX GeForce 6200 128mb vid card. I installed the 9631 driver from your repos back in Sept 06 and then when my machine upgraded to kernel 2.6.15-28-686 i lost my xserver so I tried updated my sources.list because you changed your repo for dapper and did an update and a dist-upgrade but the new nvidia-glx would not get installed. Then I decided to use Envy, I first did the uninstall option and then did the install option but it was just bringing me to a failed xserver blue screen and it was sayign that it couldn’t load the nvidia module because it couldn’t find it. So I thought maybe that Envy wasn’t doing a sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx so I did that myself and suye enough, now it works. I am using the 9746 now with direct rendering etc etc. I don’t know if this is a good glxgears score but I get around 1300 fps. Just thought I would let you know in case there is something that needs to be fixed but it may have been due to my install or something. I can’t say for sure as I am very new to linux. Great program though.

  8. pierluc:
    I’ll update the ATI driver ASAP.

    you will have to enable it manually by typing:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig –sli=Auto

    Envy does not rely on Ubuntu’s Nvidia packages. I don’t know why Envy didn’t work for you. You can send me your /var/log/nvidia-installer.log if you want (so that I can see if something went wrong)

  9. Envy didn’t work for me (neither in dapper nor edgy). I have an abit nf7s rev2 nforce2 mboard and gigabyte 256MB ATI9600 pro. If you want any logs i would be only too happy to supply them. Keep up the good work on this wonderful tool.

  10. to DaveHand and all the ones who have problems with ATI cards:

    Add these lines to the end of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

    Section “ServerFlags”
    Option “AIGLX” “off”

    I’ll make Envy set this automatically in the next release

  11. Have just done as you asked and X fails to start.
    Some errors in Xorg.0.log
    (WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
    (WW) fglrx(0): board is an unknown third party board, chipset is supported
    (WW) fglrx(0): Option “VendorName” is not used
    (WW) fglrx(0): Option “ModelName” is not used

    Also, before install, glxgear gives error
    libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b

  12. remove the # before the BusID and set the BusID to PCI:2:0:0

    If it doesn’t work then I don’t know what to suggest.

  13. It already is PCI:2:0:0. Commenting it out made no difference.

    On clean install +updates, glxgears give error
    libGL warning: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x4b
    8409 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1681.647 FPS
    8357 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1671.398 FPS
    8392 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1678.387 FPS
    8413 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1682.598 FPS
    13889 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2777.800 FPS (minimised)
    25182 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5036.370 FPS (minimised)

    dave@davesbuntu:~$ glxgears -printfps
    1249 frames in 5.0 seconds = 249.601 FPS
    1244 frames in 5.0 seconds = 248.766 FPS

  14. Sorry for ruining your blog… Just wondering – On dapper one of the fixes was “sudo depmod ae”. This doesn’t appear as a fix for Edgy but did give me success in dapper (i think – it was very late. I could check again for you if you want)

  15. Hello,

    I just wanted to say thank you for Envy! I was having great frustration trying to get my new XFX GeForce 6200 256DDR2 card working with Kubuntu. I followed your instructions for installing and using Envy and it worked! I now have accelerated graphics! πŸ™‚

    Thank You!

  16. I tried envy on Ubuntu 6.10 to bring back Nvidia driver after an update of xorg server by ubuntu update.

    Strangly the driver works but I have to manually load it, the file nvidia.ko doesn’t get copied in /lib/modules/2.6.17-11-generic/volatile/ so I had to add this line at the beginning of /etc/init.d/gdm:

    cp /lib/modules/2.6.17-11-generic/nvidia/nvidia.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-11-generic/volatile/

    Someone else had the same problem?

  17. No change, same behavior, the driver isn’t copied to the volatile directory… I had to get back my module copy line in /etc/init.d/gdm.


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