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Old 10-18-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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Problem installing an NVIDIA card

I've installed an NVIDIA 128MB GeForece4 MX440 AGP graphics card into Kubuntu 7.04. I used konsole to install the nvidia-glx, changed the "nv" to "nvidia" in xorg.conf, and rebooted. But when I try to configure the card there's nothing in the settings box. Konsole gave me the following error messages:

jacatone@Dell:~$ sudo nvidia-settings

ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display.

ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':0.0'.

ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock
Devices on ':0.0'.

ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA VCSCs on ':0.0'.

X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 154
Major opcode: 143
Minor opcode: 3
Resource id: 0x0
Failed to open device
X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 154
Major opcode: 143
Minor opcode: 3
Resource id: 0x0
Failed to open device

Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Last edited by jacatone; 10-18-2007 at 03:06 AM. Reason: left out important nfo
Old 10-18-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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Do you see the nvidia logo on boot up? What is the output of "glxinfo | grep direct"? (it should answer "yes"). If you see the logo and get a yes output the driver is installed. If not try running "sudo nvidia-xconfig". See this:
Also, check your xorg.conf. See that under "modules" you have "Load glx" listed, and comment out "Load GLcore" and "Load DRI".
Also check synaptic to see if nvidia-settings is installed. It should install along with nvidia-glx.

Last edited by tommcd; 10-18-2007 at 04:25 AM.


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