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Old 08-29-2006, 04:20 AM   #1
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Question does anyone know about the libs needed for nvidia drivers


I was wondering what libs are needed by the nvidia drivers on Ubuntu's 6.06.1 Lts secure? my computer clears the message so fast for some reason i barely have time to see what libs i need. also if i can sudo it i would really apprieciate a line. thanks
Pfc. Windham
 
Old 08-29-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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Try installing the drivers with adept or apt-get. That worked for me.
A remark: For older Nvidia card you need the legacy drivers.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 11:50 PM   #3
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is a 6600 Gt leg

does nvidia have the 6600 as legacy now?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 12:29 AM   #4
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Exclamation it isnt and another Q

doh should have visited the nvidia site before i asked that one,

couple of other questions , i got the nvidia drivers from the ubuntu repository and installed them , question after editing the xorg.conf ( which is also done automatically, # sudo nvidia-glx-config enable and or after if needed # md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf | sudo tee /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum) should i or should i not see an nvidia splash screen?

PFC Windham
 
Old 08-30-2006, 06:27 AM   #5
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did you restart the X server?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:03 AM   #6
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yup i have

here is a copy of my xorg.conf, i could just try a manual install if if i can find out the libraies needed but anyways here is my xorg.conf

jonathan@jonathan-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# /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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/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
# package.
#
# 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

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:10 AM   #7
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the way i remeber it

the man install says # dri under section module but ubuntu will pull a spontaneous restart, and then come back up normal which to me seems pretty fishy, so i mean i let the auto script take care of it. also one other line in the xorg.conf bothers me its near the end of the file, Section "DRI" ? any ideas, im new to ubuntu, and i didnt really have time to play with the debian before this ,a reformed fedora addict.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 10:21 AM   #8
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You should change:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
to:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 GT]"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
Then when you restart X you should see the Nvidia splash screen.
You shouldn't have to worry about the DRI thing. I have a 6600 GT as well, and my xorg.conf lists these lines about dri also and everything works fine.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 11:02 AM   #9
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replace

replacing "nv" with "nvidia" causes x not to start
 
Old 08-30-2006, 01:27 PM   #10
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Then it looks like you don't have the drivers installed properly. The packages you need are:
nvidia-glx
nvidia-kernel-common

And I think you need the linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-xx-xxx also. But I'm not sure about this.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 04:33 PM   #11
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ive checked and now i reinstalled the drivers and put nvidia in and now x says nvidia kernel module
1.0-7174 is there but But X ITSELF has 1.0-8762
 
  


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