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Old 12-20-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
Melhisedek
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Installed nvidia 8800GTS (512MB) card but can't get it running


Hello folks,
I just installed my new 8800GTS card. It is the new one based on G92 core.

I had an ATi card before it and removed all ATi drivers first, turned the computer off. Installed nvidia card and booted up. I downloaded latest nvidia beta drivers "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.04-pkg1" and installed them. There was some talk about kernel modules and how the driver needed to install some stuff. At the end it said it installed everything correctly.

Anyway... I couldnt get driver to work. I only get vesa and low resolution. Than I tried and installed latest Envy but if I try auto install it says it cant recognize my card, if I try manual install I get new window that is gray and nothing happens.

I really have no idea on what to do next

This is my xorg file (I deleted it a few times trying to get stuff working)
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Nov 14 17:10:54 PST 2007


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

dmesg | grep NVIDIA

returns

Code:
[    0.000000] ACPI: DSDT 7FEE3180, 602F (r1 NVIDIA AWRDACPI     1000 MSFT  100000E)
[   20.220000] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[   20.224000] NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module  1.0-7185  Mon Apr  2 18:29:54 PDT 2007
and
glxinfo | grep direct
returns

Code:
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
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on 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".

Thank you for your time!
 
Old 12-20-2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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The driver you have installed is beta version it has many problems with some distros (eg) ubuntu. try installing driver version NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run and see wheather this works. installing new driver will automatically remove old drivers so don't try to remove old drivers manually. by the way you have not mentioned the distro you are using, there are lots of distro specific issues with nvidia drivers like in ubuntu and fedora the drivers from nvidia creates lot of compatiblity issues you might end up with no display.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 04:50 AM   #3
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Sorry about that... It is latest Ubuntu I'm using. Is there a way to install nvidia drivers through their Synaptec software? And if yes which ones should I install?

I'm afraid card is to new and drivers don't support it yet
 
Old 12-20-2007, 04:59 AM   #4
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yes as i told i had no sucess installing the driver you had installed for my nvidia 7600GT card and ended up with the same problem. try to install generic nvidia drivers for ubuntu by sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new and try wheather this works. if you have manually edited xorg.conf to start xserver again change the option driver to "nvidia". or else try as in this post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fiesty-570578/
 
Old 12-20-2007, 05:09 AM   #5
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I'll do that and see how it goes.
 
  


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