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I have freshly installed Ubuntu 9.10 and now 10.04 several times. Each time the driver recommended by Ubuntu, Nvidia-173, has failed to install. I simply followed instructions not really understanding them yet.
I take it my graphics card is :
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1)
Which is quite new i believe. How should i go ahead and use the 256.44 driver.eve ?
Thanks for your assistance. I found the pge you quoted from and it seemed to refer to some other specific prob. However i tried to follow it upto the install command; which returned a failure and suggested i look at NVidia-install.log. I att it hoping you can make sense of it.
I have tried many times with fresh installs of Ubuntu 9.10 and now 10.04 to install the recommended and pointed out, driver Nvidia 173. Every time it has failed. You are the 1st person to say my card is old. Am i to take it that a new card will soon be necessary anyway?
new card and computer
the gf 5 series is and has been on the legacy list for about 1 to 2 years
the older gf 4 and older cards are already unsupported for the new xorg 1.8
i do think ubuntu (like fedora,Arch,Cent) use a 173 in the driver name in the repos
search for it
the standard nvidia driver is incompatible with the gforce5
the make.log you posted is with the wrong 195 driver
? a question ?
you are installing the "/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.27-pkg1.run"
in TEXT only mode and x11 is OFF
NO GUI - no Gnome or KDE running
have the kernel headers installed AND gcc installed
but you should be able to install the nvidia,173.xxx package from the ubuntu repo
if you do not blacklist blacklist nouveau
make sure you did this also sudo apt-get install build-essentials .
That said hey different systems I keep it simple KISS. Ubuntu is good for a million questions.
Important information for NVIDIA users in ubuntu 10.04
ubuntu 10.04 comes with Nouveau, which is an open source driver with 3D acceleration for NVIDIA cards.
As from 10.04, Nouveau is installed by Default. The NVIDIA provided driver supports hardware-accelerated 3D, TV-Out support, and dual-head functions.
To use NVIDIA-provided driver, you will need to remove Nouveau first. You can remove it from a command-line by entering this:
Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04
Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and check the box to enable the restricted drivers for your NVIDIA card if the option is provided.
If the restricted driver remains unactivated after attempting to activate it in the Hardware Drivers dialog, you may not have the appropriate linux headers installed to compile the driver. Ensure that the linux-headers-XXX and linux-restricted-modules-XXX packages are installed, where XXX matches the version of the kernel you are using (linux-image-XXX).
If the activation hangs on download/install dialog, you can install the driver using System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager, make sure you pick the latest driver version recommended by the "Hardware Drivers" tool and all its dependencies. Go to Hardware Drivers tool and activate the driver you just installed.
once downloaded & installed reboot your computer.
The Hardware Drivers tool may not work properly on machines that have previously used third party tools like 'Envy' or manual installation to install previous drivers. You should remove those drivers before attempting to install using the built in tool.
NVIDIA driver activated but not currently in use in ubuntu 10.04
Due to a bug see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ey/+bug/539997 .The NVIDIA driver may not work .
From a command-line enter this
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current (or nvidia-173 or nvidia-96)
select the alternative that matches the driver that you have installed
(e.g. /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf for nvidia-current):
sudo update-alternatives --config gl_conf
update the ld cache:
then configure your xorg.conf with:
And restart your computer.