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Old 03-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #1
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Errors were encountered while processing: nvidia-driver


Hi all,
i am newbie in linux system, i install backtrack on a virtual machine.
while start following some tutorials, i face lot of problems only with nvidia-driver.
for example, if i try to apt-get install chkconfig, the result will be as below:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
chkconfig is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
dpkg: error processing nvidia-driver (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
nvidia-driver
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1).

by the way my laptop is lenovo.
can anyone advise please as i since 3 days, i am still in the same place without any move.
i think by mistake i install nvidia-driver, i dont know if i must remove it.

I really appreciate any kind of help.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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You can't have nvidia drivers working in virtual machine environment. You'll need to install linux as a main OS or dual boot.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...achine-787105/
 
Old 03-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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nvidia

Yes nvidia can be a pain but does seem to be recognised by Vbox, so why do you need to install linux to the hard drive before the drivers work? I imagine apple/windows works with nvidia.

Fred.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:15 AM   #4
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I really appreciate your prompt replies,

you mean i have to run the backtrack on a burned CD and not to install on the hard drive?

What i shall do in order to solve this problem, i mean not to see again the error of nvidia, can anyone advise step by step what shall i do?
Gents, i am real newbie in linux system, i really appreciate any kind of help.

Thanks for your kinds.

Regards
 
Old 03-04-2011, 06:01 AM   #5
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Maybe i've misunderstood you, would you please explain what is your goal, what are you trying to achieve by installing drivers? Tell us more about your set up, system spec, Vbox host OS.
If you want to uninstall the offending package do apt-get remove packagename.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Maybe i didn't explain well what i am facing.
before i start, i am running sun virtual box on my lenovo pc under window 7.
i install Backtrack on the virtual machine.
When i start following some tutorial, for example:
apt-get install chkconfig, the result will be as below:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
chkconfig is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
dpkg: error processing nvidia-driver (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
nvidia-driver
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1).

which mean i cannot install chkconfig in order to proceed (this is as an example).
as it is mentioned Module nvidia not found.

my goal is to proceed with for example if i write in console :apt-get install chkconfig, the chkconfig will be installed without any error.

thanks guys for your help.
regards
 
Old 03-04-2011, 11:17 AM   #7
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try these two commands to remove the nvidia stuff:
Code:
apt-get purge nvidia-glx
nvidia-installer --uninstall
As you are running linux in a virtual box there is no way nvidia drivers would work so might as well you remove all files/configs for nvidia.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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root@bt:~# apt-get purge nvidia-glx
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package nvidia-glx is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

dpkg: error processing nvidia-driver (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Errors were encountered while processing:
nvidia-driver
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
root@bt:~# nvidia-installer --uninstall
bash: nvidia-installer: command not found

if you can see:
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.


maybe it is looking for nvidia-driver, and gave error for that reason, i dont know !

if i wanna change the question, i can ask how i can install "chkconfig"
by writing this in the console: apt-get install chkconfig
i will see the same error which is :
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.


I know guys i am spending your time,but how i can avoid this:
Setting up nvidia-driver (256.40-bt1) ...
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.


thanks again
 
Old 03-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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is it per default will check the nvidia-driver and need to change some setting?
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #10
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have you tried: apt-get remove nvidia-driver?
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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yes, i just tried it now, it gave me:
there is no nvidia driver currently installed.

after that, i tried apt-get install chkconfig, it didnt gave any error as before, maybe the problem is solved
anyway, i want really to thank you guys fredo caro and specially rizzy for spending your time.

Thanks a lot for your kinds
 
Old 03-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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you are welcome
please, mark the thread as solved in forum tools
 
Old 03-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #13
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Just to add another possibility(s):

could have tried, dpkg --configure -a

or,

tried to install via aptitude if apt is not fully functional

or,

tried to install a small program and see what results you get.

It is annoying when you get error messages when things go wrong but not even a '0' when things go right.

Fred.
 
  


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