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Old 10-07-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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nvidia installer


finally got nvidia installer to start, but got error. this is from the installer log file:
i put the file on my site and am providing link to it, since it contained to much text for me to paste.

http://www.aflz.net/nvidia-installer.log
 
Old 10-07-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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System-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager

Search for nvidia-glx and install/Apply it or nvidia-glx-legacy depending on how old your card is. The description will let you know which to use.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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I see what you did. You downloaded the Nvidia drivers from the Nvidia website. The error is here:

Code:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This happens most
       frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
       improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
       from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
       rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
       obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
The EASIEST way to install the Nvidia driver is to do what fragos suggested. Install the nvidia-glx through apt-get or the Synaptics Package Manager. I'm not sure if you hosed your system or not. I remember trying to do some Nvidia installation after trying to manually install the drivers and I couldn't get the Nvidia drivers to load, even when I installed the nvidia-glx package. I had to reinstall the whole Ubuntu base system and start fresh. I then immediately installed nvidia-glx and it worked right away.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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yeah i did the nvidia-glx like he said, it installed, then i restarted x server w/ ctl alt backspace. now iunno how to test if things are working right or not? and if after i do test em, their not, reinstalling then doin what he said first shuld work? cuz i was wondering same thing, if all the manual stuff i tried first will have messed it up. first i need t see if its all working, and dont know how to do this ubuntu.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
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repy

just tried doing glxinfo and got this:



Code:
tyfobpo@tyfobpo-desktop:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None

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Old 10-07-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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Doesn't sound promising. You could try the following command:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf|grep Driver

A few lines will be displayed and the last line should be:

Driver "nvidia"

If the driver didn't install it will say "nv" or "vesa"
 
Old 10-07-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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Try what Fragos mentioned.

If the Nvidia driver is working, when you boot into KDE/Gnome, you will immediately see the Nvidia logo. plus when you run glxgears, you will see the gears turning.

If nothing else works, I say reinstall your base system and do the nvidia-glx package installation from the start.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 09:00 PM   #8
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yeah, i did cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf|grep Driver and got vesa at the end. im just going to reinstall base system, and see what i get when i try after that.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 09:48 PM   #9
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redid the system, did what u guys said, and i still get vesa =\
Code:
tyfobpo@tyfobpo-desktop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf|grep Driver
        Driver          "kbd"
        Driver          "mouse"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Driver        "wacom"
        Driver          "vesa"
tyfobpo@tyfobpo-desktop:~$
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:04 PM   #10
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Uff! Are you using Kubuntu or Ubuntu? I'm just curious.

What kind of video card do you have Nvidia what series?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:27 PM   #11
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It's clear Linux doesn't recognize your video card try:

lspci|grep VGA

In my case I get the following line:

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

Publish yours and we see where that takes us.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:28 PM   #12
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NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE. Its a PCI Express Integrated card.

and im running ubuntu. got from here: http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=362

i downloaded the desktop cd version
 
Old 10-08-2006, 02:49 AM   #13
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any other ideas on how to fix the probem?
 
Old 10-08-2006, 05:23 AM   #14
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ok, i got the drivers working. now i installed ut2004. when the installer finished, it asked if i wanted to start, so i said yes. game booted, ran fine. then after, i tried to run the game again from the sorcut it made, and it didnt open. so i tried from a command line and got thise error:

Code:
tyfobpo@tyfobpo-desktop:~$ ut2004
Can't find 'ini:Engine.Engine.GameEngine' in configuration file

History:

Exiting due to error
 
Old 10-08-2006, 12:41 PM   #15
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THat sounds more like a UT2004 error than the Nvidia drivers.

Run the game manually at the directory instead of the shortcut. For example,

cd /home/username/ut2004
./ut2004

That's what I do for mine and it works.
 
  


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