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Old 08-30-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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Failed to Start X server after Nvidia driver install

I recently installed the amd 64 Nvidia driver for my Gforce Go 6150. Worked very nicely untill i restarted. After restart i recieved the following
Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem. *prompt y/n*
After hitting yes i get the following
X Window System Version 7.2.0
Release Date:22 January 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revison0, Release 7.2
Build Operating System: Linux Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux 1341-1 2.6.20-15-generic #2 SMP Sun
Apr 15 06:17:UTC 2007 x86_64
Build Date:04 April 2007
Before reporting problems check
to make sure you have the latest version.
Module Loder present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notics, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: thu Aug 30 18:59:48 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) NVIDIA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID
PCI:0:10:3) found
Error: API mismatch: this NVIDIA driver component has version
100.14.11, but the NVIDIA kernel module's version does not match.
Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed initializze the NVIDIA kernel module! please
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ***Aborting ****
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
now that was a fun bit o typing
I am running ubuntu 7.02 Fiesty Fawn on a Compaq V3000 with a Gforce Go 6150 and an AMD 64 turion

edit: i have reinstalled ubuntu and reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers to arrive at the same screen. and neither of the help sites listed well.. helped.
Again sorry if anything is mispelled / mistyped had to do it all by hand. Hope this explains everything.


Last edited by B4lulu; 08-30-2007 at 08:48 PM.
Old 08-31-2007, 06:26 AM   #2
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What does your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file look like?
Old 08-31-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
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Did you enable the Nvidia Driver within the Restricted Drivers Manager before or after installing the driver package?

In any case, I recommend attempting to install the driver using a package called Envy. It downloads the best driver for you, configures your kernel to use nvidia, properly configures xorg.conf, and installs the nvidia settings manager for you to tweak resolution etc. This was the only way I could get my Nvidia card working in Kubuntu.

Last edited by SilentSam; 08-31-2007 at 06:48 AM.
Old 08-31-2007, 06:51 AM   #4
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Looks like you've got the wrong driver.

According to the Nvidia website, this is the driver for the GeForce Go 6150.
Old 08-31-2007, 07:16 AM   #5
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ok got it cleared up ty for the help got new drivers and put em on the restricted list worked perfectly.



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