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Old 10-14-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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nVIDIA new Graphics Drivers


Hello,i have a geforce 105m on an acer 5738g.im a newbie and just started with jaunty.
Since thers only a beta available, i downloaded the 185.18.14 driver from the nvidia site which other users have reported to be operational for my card.however i had previously installed the 180... driver.i then removed it during installation of the new driver.but it seems that the x kernel is using the old driver.how do i resolve this mismatch.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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You might try this. Download the nVidia installer for your card. Then...

/usr/src/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1/nvidia-installer --x-module-path="/usr/lib/xorg/modules"

...of course, the version numbers should match : )

Last edited by wfh; 10-14-2009 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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The old modules might be loaded but the path be right.
Code:
modprobe -r nvidia
modprobe nvidia
(Tho I'm not sure if X would start if this was the case.)
 
Old 10-14-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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Hello,i have a geforce 105m on an acer 5738g.im a newbie and just started with jaunty.
Since thers only a beta available, i downloaded the 185.18.14 driver from the nvidia site which other users have reported to be operational for my card.however i had previously installed the 180... driver.i then removed it during installation of the new driver.but it seems that the x kernel is using the old driver.how do i resolve this mismatch.
You could always upgrade to the latest Karmic development version. The 185.18.36 driver is available in the Unbuntu repositories
 
Old 10-15-2009, 02:39 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone,tried ur suggestions but they didnt work.Could anyone tell me how to completely erase the nvidia drivers and kernel, then i could try installing the driver afresh,
Thanks
Devang
 
Old 10-15-2009, 02:41 AM   #6
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And, usdanskys, i'll switch to karmic on the 29th,but thanks neways
 
Old 10-15-2009, 05:18 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone,tried ur suggestions but they didnt work.Could anyone tell me how to completely erase the nvidia drivers and kernel, then i could try installing the driver afresh,
Thanks
Devang
Sure, here is how: Google: nvidia driver install howto
 
  


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