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Old 04-17-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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NVIDIA Driver issues (Proprietary drivers wont install properly)


I am currently running Ubuntu 9.10 on a Compaq Presario V3010US.
My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 which appears to be running properly with some limitations (missing effects from CompizConfig).
While utilizing the "Hardware Drivers" configuration a recommended driver is listed but when I attempt to activate this driver I encounter an error. This error turns my attention to the log file :

var/log/jocky.log

This log file is extensive and I do not wish to post pages of code unless requested.
The configuration does however list that "a different driver is in use".
I have scoured threads to ensure that I have not posted a question that has been answered to no avail. Please bear in mind that I am in my Linux infancy and my grasp of this incredible operating system is cursory at best. I appreciate the help as well as the patience necessary to assist someone in my position.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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I am also running the same Ubuntu with the same graphics. I activated the recommended driver (185.18.36) with absolutely no problems. After the recommended restart, everything, including GLX, works fine. There is a newer driver available from Nvidia that I run on my Fedora distro but I see no reason to update my Ubuntu distro because I'm satisfied with the tested driver. Without more detail, others won't even know what questions to ask before they can help you out. Suggest you attach your /var/log/xorg.*.log.

Lou

EDIT: Your jockey.log is important also. Useful clues should be found near bottom.

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Old 04-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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If the log files are long (I know, what log file isn't ), please post them at: http://pastebin.com/ and include a link to them in your post.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the guidance.

My /var/log/xorg.*.log is:
http://pastebin.com/LqqaSD8e

My /var/log/jocky.log is:
http://pastebin.com/E0P0w9AY
 
Old 04-17-2010, 03:13 PM   #5
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It appears you are trying to activate the wrong driver. You want the 185 driver not the 173.

Lou
 
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #6
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Ahh so to propose a stupid question. If that driver is not listed in my "hardware drivers" how does one obtain and install the 185 driver?
 
Old 04-20-2010, 04:16 AM   #7
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If that driver is not listed in my "hardware drivers" how does one obtain and install the 185 driver?
It is easily fetched from NVIDIA: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
 
Old 04-20-2010, 06:14 AM   #8
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The driver available at Nvidia is their latest version (195.36.15). I just downloaded and installed without problems. You'll have to google to find the install steps for Ubuntu. If you install this driver, you'll have to re-install every time you update your kernel.

Lou
 
Old 04-20-2010, 06:58 AM   #9
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The driver available at Nvidia is their latest version (195.36.15)
All the drivers are available from the NVIDIA download page.

Older ones are under Beta and Archived Drivers or Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris Drivers ... Legacy drivers
 
Old 04-20-2010, 09:11 AM   #10
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Thanks tredegar.

Lou
 
  


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