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I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Ultimate 1.4
did the updates
used envy ( which comes with it ) and installed the Nvidia drivers
then did a restart and it won't let me into the new Kernel *.*.16 instead it says: "Enable Alsa sequencer first by editing /etc/default/timidity"
and that my nVidia is not configured correctly
now I choose the old Kernel from the GRUB menu
how to proceed?
and what is that timidity ?
ive googled but nowhere gives a direct help :s if anyone can help then that would be amazing
my laptop is an Asus F5M series
AMD sempron 3400+
graphics card nVidia Geforce GO 6100
Timidity is a MIDI player program. Unless you intend to play midi files, you can ignore that warning. What does the nVidia error say exactly? How did you install the nVidia drivers, direct from the nVidia website or through the package management system?
i wanted to do it directly through the nvidia website... i downloaded the the install file *.run i ran it in root terminal, it loads everything but then is says as followed
"You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com."
so i typed " sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop " and then it shows
"Enable Alsa sequencer first by editing /etc/default/timidity"
but when i do it through the Envy program it installs it directly but when i reboot it gives a
"fatal sever error
no screen(s) found"
any time you upgrade your kernel you need to recompile the nvidia module for the new kernel version. so if you can boot to the new kernel and run envy again that should resolve your nvidia driver issue.
I install the nvidia drivers manually using module-assistant, it's simple to update them after a kernel update.. envy I've never used, so I can't give you any pointers on that. can you just run the envy script again ? or is it GUI only ?
Care to post your xorg.conf file, and the output of cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE ?
I always prefer to install nVidia drivers through the package management system for exactly this sort of reason, it saves a lot of hassle when the kernel gets upgraded. Never used (or heard of) Ubuntu Ultimate though, ordinary Ubuntu works fine for me so that's what I use.
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg