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Old 04-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
QpSmiley
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[Ubuntu]Driver not working for NVIDIA 6150 SE Geforce


running ubuntu 8.10
Processor: AMD Atholn 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.8 GHz
RAM:3072MB
HD:500GB
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

1. Paste output of /sbin/lspci
I can't find it... and I guess thats all that applied to me but if you request any logs I'll post them.

So I just installed ubuntu for the 1st time. I was rebooting after installing the 180 NVIDIA driver and i saw
Code:
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device
PC|:0:13:0
(EE)NVIDIA(0):      Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS
section in the README for
(EE)NVIDIA(0):      additional information
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) Screen(S) found, but none have a usable configuration
Someone suggested that I:
"I would suggest you start in recovery mode, and at the menu select xfix, once it is finished select resume and continue on to your desktop. This should start you up with the default video driver. Open System-->Administration-->Synaptic Package Manager and remove all mention of nvidia. Next make sure you are fully upgraded before installing the restricted drivers."

That yielded the same result.

Someone Else Suggested that I:
"Try this, remove all mention from Synaptic again, go to terminal and type "sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180", then do a "sudo apt-get update". After that type "sudo nvidia-xconfig". Do not include the quotation marks. Reboot after that. If that doesn't work, then we would have to wait for the real experts to take over."
Yieled the same result

Then I did that again but I ran recovery
Same result but a new error it was before the (EE)NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize ... PCl:0:13:0
It said (EE) Failed to load module "type 1"(module does not exist,0)

Now I'm getting that and in the driver manager all of those proprietary drivers are gone =O.
What should I do?

Edit: Someone Reccomended:
"I just had this problem few ours ago just choose go back to default configuration then open up ubuntu then open a terminal and type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

after that open System >> Adminstration >> Hardware drivers and pick 177 or 173 i think the problem that 6xxx series card aren't supported anymore by nVidia updates or at least that what i think not sure of it (they just show 8 series and higer on their website)."
But it now shows that i have no proprietary drivers.

Last edited by QpSmiley; 04-09-2009 at 09:08 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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Quote:
(EE) Failed to load module "type 1"(module does not exist,0)
This error is meaningless. type1 fonts are no longer used and have been replaced with freetype, you can remove or comment out the line in your xorg.conf that loads them

Code:
Section "Module"
#         Load    "Type1"
EndSection

Are there any other warning in your log ? I had a recent issue where the nvidia proprietary driver failed to load because the nvidiafb module was loading at boot..


How did you install the 180 drivers ? Using the run script from nvidias website ?

How where the previous drivers installed ? From the Ubuntu restricted Driver manager, or from the run files from nVidias website ?


Did you review the Linux post on the nVidia forums ?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
 
Old 04-09-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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(01:25:21 PM) KindPersononIRC: Are you still around?
(01:25:40 PM) KindPersononIRC: Looking at your X-server log, it looks like your problem is with the GLX extension.
(01:25:55 PM) KindPersononIRC: NV driver is running, however it can't initialize the GLX
(01:26:05 PM) KindPersononIRC: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/147698/ Line 645: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
(01:26:07 PM) KindPersononIRC: +found)

thats my log file btw

also lspci
Code:
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23418 Single-Chip MPEG-2 Encoder with Integrated Analog Video/Broadcast Audio Decoder
01:06.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
 
Old 04-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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According to that log file you are not running the proprietary nvidia driver, you are running the Free 'nv' driver that does not support 3D,
Code:
(==) Matched nv for the autoconfigured driver
(==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
(II) LoadModule: "nv"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nv_drv.so
(II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.5.0, module version = 2.1.10
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 4.1
so you may have installed the 180 drivers but you never modified your xorg.conf file to use them .


you need to change the driver line from "nv" to "nvidia" or if that line doesn't exist you need to add it
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Do NOT Change this line"
	Driver		"nvidia"
EndSection

did you read the other links I posted ? Especially the one from the Nvidia forum ?

You also did not answer the other questions I asked about how you installed the various versions of the nvidia driver.
If you read that post I linked to you should see why I asked those questions.

Before you start changing things though, how about answering my questions, so we can avoid issues with the switch ?
 
  


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