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Old 10-12-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
chronosoft
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installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676 on 5.10 Breezy badger...


I've looked around, but i couldn't find any guide suspific "HOWTO install nvidia drivers" for ubuntu 5.10 Breezy badger...

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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apt-get it or just download the drivers from NVIDIA's website and then type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-blabla.run" it does all the job, but then you should reconfigure your x server, just read the README for that....
 
Old 10-12-2005, 04:41 PM   #3
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first be sure to install the linux sources and headers, as well as the g++ and cc packages with synaptic then goto your tty1 with ctrl+alt+f1 and log in and type:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
cd /to\ the\ directory\ where\ you\ downloaded\ the\ file/
sudo sh NVidiawhatever.run
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and replace nv with nvidia

i had problems with my kernel being compiled with an earlier verision of gcc than what i had installed. it still worked though
 
Old 10-13-2005, 04:54 AM   #4
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linuxtoaster, i'm not sure what these "linux sources and headers" and "cc packages" you're talking about... (i managed to get g++), but i tried the other instructions e.g.

Quote:
Originally posted by linuxtoaster

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
cd /to\ the\ directory\ where\ you\ downloaded\ the\ file/
sudo sh NVidiawhatever.run
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
the nvidia installer game all sorts of messages (basicly saying stuff not installed...)

here's the log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Oct 13 18:41:15 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 05:12 PM   #5
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using synaptic to get the ubuntu package worked for me-- you have to enable multiverse and universe in apt first though. I followed the guide on http://www.ubuntuguide.org/ -- this site has a lot of tips and ticks to get you going, and although it says it's for hoary, it works just as well in breezy.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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Stock drivers on breezy

I have successfully gotten tv-out working on an MX4000 card, but had to endure two weeks of hell pounding through the various recommendations to be discovered on the Inet. This was on the x86_64 platform.

I did not have to download drivers from nvidia. Neither did I have to compile them.
I think the current approach is not the same as any of those recommended for Hoary Hedgehog, but somehow, luck was on my side as I selectively followed a recommendation from one, then the other, then yet another internet guru. I am away from that machine, and I am somewhat reluctant to make any specific recommendations. My installation involved:

I installed nvidia-glx and other stock packages as required. I think it's important to download restricted modules that match the current kernel, ie., install them together.

Installed nvidia-settings and ran commands to enable and install. Somehow, this setup the xorg files? (Which I had to edit for tv-out)

Nvtv isn't present for ubuntu?

It was necessary to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get tv-out working. There are a number of methods found on the Inet, some more complicated than others. In general, the recommendations on the Hoary unofficial site for editing the file were ok.

I gather that very new cards may require a newer driver, on the nvidia site, and that older, "legacy" cards require legacy drivers on the repositories.

I apologize if I have clouded the issue even further. I hope to retrieve a step by step list of what I did, later on.

Alan Davis
 
Old 10-14-2005, 10:01 AM   #7
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Link to simplified instructions

At the following site is an extremely simple set of instructions. I'm sorry I blew it in my recount.

http://learn.clemsonlinux.org/wiki/D..._Ubuntu_Nvidia

The simplified instructions are as follows:
>Installing Nvidia drivers under Ubuntu is as easy as typing the following commands:

>sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
>sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
>sudo reboot

Apologies again,
Alan
 
Old 10-14-2005, 03:03 PM   #8
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Re: Link to simplified instructions

Quote:
Originally posted by Alan Davis
At the following site is an extremely simple set of instructions. I'm sorry I blew it in my recount.

http://learn.clemsonlinux.org/wiki/D..._Ubuntu_Nvidia

The simplified instructions are as follows:
>Installing Nvidia drivers under Ubuntu is as easy as typing the following commands:

>sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
>sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
>sudo reboot

Apologies again,
Alan
If you do it this way, make sure you go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf and comment out the Load "Dri" and Load "GLcore" lines in the Modules section and make sure that the driver is "nvidia" and not "nv" in the Devices section.

I was having some problems because the nvidia-glx-config enable command wasn't correctly modifying my xorg.conf.

And if you compile the drivers yourself, you need to download the linux-headers and linux-source for your kernel.

There is a very helpful guide on Ubuntuforums.org in the Customization Tips and Tricks section.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:24 AM   #9
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thanks for all your're help guys ^_^ i really appreciate it, i've mangaged to get the drivers installed/configured and it all works now, (for some reason when i re-installed ubuntu back on... i basicly did the above) anyway, now that these drivers and downloaded and enabled, shouldn't i be able to changed the refresh rate (for the monitor) via screen resolution section? 60hz is still the only selectable option...
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:10 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by chronosoft
thanks for all your're help guys ^_^ i really appreciate it, i've mangaged to get the drivers installed/configured and it all works now, (for some reason when i re-installed ubuntu back on... i basicly did the above) anyway, now that these drivers and downloaded and enabled, shouldn't i be able to changed the refresh rate (for the monitor) via screen resolution section? 60hz is still the only selectable option...
you should configure your monitor's horizontal and vertical frequencies in your xorg.conf and then you will see other refresh rate options

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