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Old 09-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Question How do I get a driver for NVIDIA NV5?


I got another tower yesterday -- my other one died. System>Admin>Hardware Drivers says I have no proprietary drivers. Normally (for me, in the past), it would give me the option to install a NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver version 96; but not now. I'm running K/Ubuntu 9.04 and Firefox 3.0; 3.5.3. Here are my specs (sorry they're so long, but this is how it came out, and this is "lshw | less"):

randall-desktop
description: Computer
width: 32 bits
*-core
description: Motherboard
physical id: 0
*-memory
description: System memory
physical id: 0
size: 511MiB
*-cpu:0
product: Pentium III (Coppermine)
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 1
bus info: cpu@0
version: 6.8.6
size: 1GHz
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic
sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
: size: 32KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 1
size: 256KiB
*-cpu:1
product: Pentium III (Coppermine)
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 2
bus info: cpu@1
version: 6.8.6
size: 1GHz
width: 32 bits
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 0
size: 32KiB
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
: physical id: 1
size: 256KiB
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82840 840 [Carmel] Chipset Host Bridge (Hub A)
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82840 840 [Carmel] Chipset AGP Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
: capabilities: pci bus_master
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 11
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801AA PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
: capabilities: pci bus_master
*-network:0
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
logical name: eth2
version: 08
serial: 00:02:a5:37:53:a2
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k6-NAPI firmware=N/A ip=98.28.109.233 latency=66 maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes
*-scsi
description: SCSI storage controller
product: AIC-7892P U160/m
vendor: Adaptec
physical id: 7
: bus info: pci@0000:02:07.0
logical name: scsi2
version: 02
width: 64 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: scsi bus_master cap_list scsi-host
configuration: driver=aic7xxx latency=64 maxlatency=25 mingnt=40 module=aic7xxx
*-network:1
description: Ethernet interface
product: 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
vendor: 3Com Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
logical name: eth3
version: 30
serial: 00:01:03:e0:66:80
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=3c59x latency=64 maxlatency=:
10 mingnt=10 module=3c59x multicast=yes
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC)
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801AA IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
logical name: scsi0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
: clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
*-cdrom
description: SCSI CD-ROM
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom2
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
capabilities: audio
configuration: status=nodisc
*-usb
description: USB Controller
product: 82801AA USB Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
: capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801AA SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
: capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 72:73:fd:a1:4e:a8
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes
(END)

When I ran the following, here's what I got:

randall@randall-desktop:~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
[sudo] password for randall:

Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
line.

Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

randall@randall-desktop:~$

What do I need to do to fix that? I'm still a newbie; please assume that I know nothing. Any valid advice give me will be much appreciated.

Randall
 
Old 09-27-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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I have not got the patience at the moment to slog thru that long file.

Have you checked the NVidia website and/or have you tried the official NVidia driver?
 
Old 09-27-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Question How do I get a driver for NVIDIA NV5?

Intel Corp. Pentium III (Coppermine)
processor : 0
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 996.908
cache size : 256 KB
bogomips : 1993.81
clflush size : 32

processor : 1
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 996.908
cache size : 256 KB
bogomips : 1993.79
clflush size : 32

I went to synaptic package manager and installed libglitz-glx1-dev (0.5.6-1), libglitz1-dev (0.5.6-1), and nvidia-glx-96-dev (96.43.10-0ubuntu1). I don't know what to select for NVIDIA NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro]. Then I ran (and got):

randall@randall-desktop:~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
[sudo] password for randall:

Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
line.

Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

randall@randall-desktop:~$

In the meantime, I had to shut my computer down and reboot. When I rebooted, there was no screen. So I rebooted in recovery mode, selected try to autofix graphics problems, then selected repair broken packages. My computer then did some stuff that it said would take several hours (but only took about 20 minutes -- some removals and upgrades and two installations that I did see between a coffee break and bathroom break), and, then, viola!, it did a normal boot [There's nothing like Ubuntu!]. At Ubuntu's behest, I restarted it.

However, I still have no driver that will enable desktop effects. Hardware Drivers says there are no proprietary drivers nor does it give me the option to ennable one.

What is the official NVIDIA driver?
 
Old 09-27-2009, 09:22 PM   #4
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What is the official NVIDIA driver?
The one at the NVidia website......
 
Old 09-27-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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#lspci
(relevant part)

#/etc/X11/xorg.conf

driver line can be

Driver nv

or

Driver nouveau
 
Old 09-27-2009, 09:57 PM   #6
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I went to the Nvidia website -- just now. The website seems to know nothing about my graphics card! And it doesn't give me any response to "official driver." I'm not being facetious but I can show you:





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Your search - NVIDIA NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro] - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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search nvidia linux driver in google
 
Old 09-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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Hi -

NVidia indeed supports your card:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html

As you can see from the link, you want the "1.0-71xx driver". It's available for your CPU/platform here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 09-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #9
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Sorry; I don't know enough to know what part is relevant and which isn't hopefully, I'm working up to that. Well, okay, I'll give it shot:

randall@randall-desktop:~$ #lspci

randall@randall-desktop:~$ lspci


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro] (rev 11)


randall@randall-desktop:~$ /etc/X11/xorg.conf

bash: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Permission denied

randall@randall-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/X11/xorg.conf

[sudo] password for randall:

sudo: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: command not found

randall@randall-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get /etc/X11/xorg.conf

E: Invalid operation /etc/X11/xorg.conf

randall@randall-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Unknown command "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

aptitude 0.4.11.11

Usage: aptitude [-S fname] [-u|-i]

aptitude [options] <action> ...

Actions (if none is specified, aptitude will enter interactive mode):
 
Old 09-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #10
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Okay; Thank you very much, PaulsM4; much appreciated.

I see it listed at the first site you gave me; but couldn't find it in the downloads site. So I got it at
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?0jayjiqjwyq.

So, now it's sitting on my desktop; I haven't figured out how to install it yet, but I'm sure I'll get under the hood eventually.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:57 AM   #11
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If it is what I am used to, the NVidia driver comes as a script---just run it, but without X running. Your system will have to be setup for compiling SW--eg that kernel headers must be installed.

The NVidia site has instructions.....
 
  


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