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Old 09-20-2007, 11:20 AM   #1
Amir Menesy
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nvidia driver doesnt let me access new kernel


Hi there

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Ultimate 1.4
did the updates
used envy ( which comes with it ) and installed the Nvidia drivers
then did a restart and it won't let me into the new Kernel *.*.16 instead it says: "Enable Alsa sequencer first by editing /etc/default/timidity"

and that my nVidia is not configured correctly


now I choose the old Kernel from the GRUB menu

how to proceed?
and what is that timidity ?

ive googled but nowhere gives a direct help :s if anyone can help then that would be amazing

my laptop is an Asus F5M series
AMD sempron 3400+
graphics card nVidia Geforce GO 6100
RAM 1GB
HDD 80GB


thank you in advance
 
Old 09-20-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Timidity is a MIDI player program. Unless you intend to play midi files, you can ignore that warning. What does the nVidia error say exactly? How did you install the nVidia drivers, direct from the nVidia website or through the package management system?
 
Old 09-20-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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i wanted to do it directly through the nvidia website... i downloaded the the install file *.run i ran it in root terminal, it loads everything but then is says as followed
"You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before
installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING
THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver
download page at www.nvidia.com."
so i typed " sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop " and then it shows

"Enable Alsa sequencer first by editing /etc/default/timidity"

but when i do it through the Envy program it installs it directly but when i reboot it gives a
"fatal sever error
no screen(s) found"
 
Old 09-20-2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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any time you upgrade your kernel you need to recompile the nvidia module for the new kernel version. so if you can boot to the new kernel and run envy again that should resolve your nvidia driver issue.

I install the nvidia drivers manually using module-assistant, it's simple to update them after a kernel update.. envy I've never used, so I can't give you any pointers on that. can you just run the envy script again ? or is it GUI only ?

Care to post your xorg.conf file, and the output of cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE ?

Last edited by farslayer; 09-20-2007 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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I always prefer to install nVidia drivers through the package management system for exactly this sort of reason, it saves a lot of hassle when the kernel gets upgraded. Never used (or heard of) Ubuntu Ultimate though, ordinary Ubuntu works fine for me so that's what I use.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 12:50 PM   #6
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xorg output

# /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 xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man 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/fonts/X11/misc"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
Fontpath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection

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

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

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

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

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100"
Driver "nvidia"
Busid "PCI:0:5:0"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
Horizsync 28-51
Vertrefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "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



the cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE output is...

# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom


at the moment i am using the new kernew since ive reinstalled ubuntu from scratch without installing the nVidia driver
 
  


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