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Old 05-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Nvidia problem - Last resort


I appreciate any help.

I am attempting to re-purpose a desktop for charity. I would like to re-purpose old desktops for linux gaming in hospitals and other places.

I have a Zotac Nvidia GeForce GT 610 graphics card and I am trying to make it work with a Dell Dimension E310.

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04, Mint (most recent)

The install CDs wont run while I am using the Zotac card, I have to install Os while using the on board card.

Once installed I have tried to load the Nvidia drivers. I get the error: NVIDIA API mismatch.

I have followed several posts in various forums. Can someone please guide me?

Thanks for any help!
 
Old 05-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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Were you attempting to load the straight downloaded binary from Nvidia, or install the version contained in the repositories?
 
Old 05-13-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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When attempting the ubuntu install, I tried the additional drivers but both failed. I then turned to the nvidia .run files. I have tried the .310, .313(newest), and the .304(year old since the card is so old). I then installed Linux Mint and attempted all the nvidia installs again, as well as adding the repository x-swat, a custom repos i found here http://www.noobslab.com/2012/10/inst...in-ubuntu.html

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:01 AM   #4
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Probably nothing to do with it, but what kernels are they using? I only ask because I've had REALLY bad luck with Nvidia drivers in the 3.8 lineup after 3.8.10 kernel (haven't yet tried 3.9 kernels however).
 
Old 05-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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I will get this information tonight and get back to you.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #6
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Linux Mint 14 is currently installed

$uname -r
3.5.0-17-generic
 
Old 05-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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And you have your linux-headers installed for your kernel?
 
Old 05-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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Yes, I ran:

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic is already the newest version
 
Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 PM   #9
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If using the installer try
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphic...idia-installer
 
Old 05-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the link, I am going to try the debian method and report back tomorrow.
 
  


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