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Double check that your /etc/default/grub entry is correct.
Rebuild / update grub and initramfs (make this your last step).
The /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf is where the ubuntu scripts place blacklist info for video drivers. You can also add those entries to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist ( you can look at all the files by running ls, you know that though i guess ). After you reboot check your System>Administration>Hardware Drivers to see if nvidia-current is active.you can also try to change your resolution with the nvidia control applet listed in System>Administration>Nvidia . Hope it works.
Just a side note: try running
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
( if you installed from the beta iso for 10.04 then it will update a few things to the 10.04 LTS release ).
Also, post the output of
Just take note: ANY CHANGES MADE TO THE GRUB.CONF FILE WILL NOT TAKE UNTIL YOU RUN
Morning. I was up but didn't notice this had gone to the 2nd page! Well, I had done everything as above - but I will carefully redo the same once again. The only thing I can remember is : While giving this single line command :
Your are right. nouveau is still beating the nvidia. I went through the whole process, twice over - without any error - yet the resolution is 1280x720 - and nvidia not in use.
Let me list out the process, once again - with some output also for your benefit - and tell me where I missed out.
1)Befoare we started out, recollect there was only a blank screen.
2)Then, I changed the 'ro quiet splash' with 'nosplash nomodeset, - and lo it worked.
Then we started the process of activating the 'nvidia driver' by :
3) Edited the grub file (/etc/default/grub) to add the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash blacklist=nouveau"
(There was no 'defaults' directory - but the file was in the directory 'default')
4) Updated grub - (sudo update-grub) - (Deviation - I used gedit to edit the file)
5) Updated initramfs - (sudo update-initramfs -u)
6) Updated file - (sudo apt-get update - (Last 3 lines of output)
Fetched 3,803B in 6s (584B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
cr@cr-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
8) Installed the driver (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current -y) - about 23 mb downloaded.
10) Everything normal. Except the resolution is '1280x720' instead of what it should be - '1366x768'
Since then - have tried out and re-run the whole sequence - without any change.
Now, as requested, the output of 'aplay -l'
cr@cr-laptop:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC262 Analog [ALC262 Analog]
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
ok, as to your sound...may be a fix for it.
As to your video issue...your getting the hang of things fast huh?!!
So, since nouveau was loading and borking the nvidia module...check and see if it is still loaded now. It should not be. Assuming the blacklist held for nouveau, you will have to enable the nvidia- current driver in the system.>admin.>hardware drivers THEN IF you had to enable the driver, you will have to reboot yet again. after the reboot, you can turn on visual effects and/or change the resolution via the NVIDIA control applet located at system>admin>nvidia x server settings.
As a side, you can run
which will build your xorg stuff again. but you do have it or you wouldnt be using a gui at all. it would fault out on boot. but try the above. the only thing stopping your resolution at this point is going to be that noveua module. However, go ahead and run nvidia-xconfig , make sure nouveau is indeed NOT loading, make sure you activated nvidia current then reboot, then check nvidia x server control!
(now I am back on the desktop - because, the laptop is acting up!!)
To answer your query, your guess is wrong - My name is Ramachandran - and I am in India. (known as "cr" to friends)
Back to the laptop - problem :
After I did the 'nvidia-xconfig' it did create the 'xorg.conf' file but on reboot the screen has split into two horizontally - sort of a wrap around from the centre of the screen!! I think we are somewhere close to licking the problem.. I will try out something there with instructions that I can read here on my desktop.
Hope, it's not too late in whichever timezone you are in.
Thanks for all your efforts - it's nice working together.
wha??? your screen split? man...I feel bad now. I do need to get some sleep. I will help you some more in the morning. it is sounding like your monitor is not being seen correctly though ( obvious ..i know ). I had a similar issue but it was on a hdtv. try and post your fixes. if need be we can get you back to one of the restored xorg. files via a session with out x. see ya in the morning.
Not to feel bad at all. Now I am in a position to come out of these situations. That's the learning I had so far, thanks to you! I am now back at the lap-top - albeit in low resolution mode. In similar situations, earlier - I did a re-installation!
So, there's a lot of good work also done...
Now the sound has improved tremendously... the laptop has cleared it's throat, seems like!!!
Of course, still the nvidia drivers are not loading. It shows as activated - but not in use.
We will lick that too ... no hurry. Have a good nights sleep - and things will be better for sure.
Meanwhile, I have just installed Fedora13 and also SUSE in other partitions, Both are working in 1366x768 resolution, and did not have any problem with the drivers. In both though, it does not recognize the monitor as Sony.