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Old 03-27-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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NVIDIA Video driver install


Back to LQ for good. I have an HP Pavilion running Ubuntu and kernel 2.6.31-20. Screen resolution keeps defaulting to 800x600 whenever I reboot. I would like to make 1152x864 the default. My (onboard) video adapter is an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE. I think this is actually operator error. I have the latest driver on my desktop, but when I try to install it, I get
--installer must be run as root--

I have tried SU and anything else I can think of, even rebooting into terminal.

LSpci shows -----------------

jason@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)
jason@ubuntu:~$ ------------------


if that helps

I only have an administrator account set up, and have tried everything I can think of.

Any help???
 
Old 03-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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try sudo su + your password to become root

or sudo executable-name

like sudo NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.16-pkg1.run

you may have to chmod it to make it executable

chmod +x name_of_script/executable

then execute it with ./name-of-script

do all that as root

to load nvidia module after installing do

modprobe nvidia

then do lsmod to see if its loaded
 
Old 03-27-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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The Nvidia driver in Ubuntu repositories is perfect for that card. Install nvidia-glx package with synaptic.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 01:45 AM   #4
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--- warning ---
To avoid problems ALWAYS use the driver provided by the distro !!!!!

in your case Ubuntu
use your packagemanager to install it " synaptic" in this case

ALSO the driver you posted in the first post IS THE WRONG one for your card
see the nvidia page
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...195.36.15.html

using synaptic to install it would have used the correct one
 
Old 03-28-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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Thanks Brains and John. Synaptic did it!
 
Old 03-28-2010, 04:57 PM   #6
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<Completely off-topic>

Quote:
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." -Jamie Hyneman
That quote is from Adam Savage,not Jamie.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 05:14 PM   #7
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LOL, thanks Trooper. I still love that show. My quote has been corrected.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #8
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LOL, thanks Trooper. I still love that show. My quote has been corrected.
You're welcome.
I'm a fan of Mythbusters too .
 
  


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