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Old 10-07-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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Problem with nVidia driver


I am not able to get the latest nvidia driver working on my Dell 1720 (nvidia 8600M GT) using Ubuntu 8.04.1 32 bit. The driver works without any problem after installtion untill i restart my system. On restart system goes into low resolution mode (800X600). Here is my xorg.conf file generated automatically with nvidia-xconfig utility during installtion.

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder57)  Thu Jul 17 18:39:19 PDT 2008


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
Please help
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by cadcrazy View Post
Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
You need a "Modes" line under your "Depth" line. It should look something like this
Code:
                Modes           "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Even this is not helping. Also the resolution is not only the problem. I am not able to run any opengl application/game
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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I am not able to run any opengl application/game
Have you installed an OpenGL library such as Mesa?
 
Old 10-07-2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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How did you install the driver ? using the Debian method (Module assistant) Ubuntus restricted Drivers, or the nVidia installer script ?

The problem you are experiencing sounds to me like what happens when you install the drivers using module assistant, then switch to the nVidia installer script without purging the Debian drivers. The result will be exactly what you are describing... no driver after reboot until you re-install it.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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I have used nvidia script but before that purged all the default nvidia drivers/settings
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:15 AM   #7
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Have you installed an OpenGL library such as Mesa?
only required if nvidia driver not enabled
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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You purged not just removed the packages correct ? nvidia-glx is usually the culprit..
a simple remove does not clear the troublesome entries and files that cause this issue.

aptitude purge nvidia-glx

or since you said Ubuntu..

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-glx




http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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Debian GNU/Linux or [K]Ubuntu with Xorg 7.x

If you wish to install the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver on a Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu system that ships with Xorg 7.x, please ensure that your system meets the following requirements:

* development tools like make and gcc are installed
* the linux-headers package matching the installed Linux kernel is installed
* the pkg-config and xserver-xorg-dev packages are installed
* the nvidia-glx package has been uninstalled with the --purge option and the files /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx and /etc/init.d/nvidia-kernel do not exist

If you use Ubuntu, please also ensure that the linux-restricted-modules or linux-restricted-modules-common packages have been uninstalled. Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules or /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common configuration file and disable the NVIDIA linux-restricted kernel modules (nvidia, nvidia_legacy) via:

DISABLED_MODULES="nv nvidia_new"

Additionally, delete the following file if it exists:

/lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia_new_installed

Please note: unfortunately, it has become difficult to keep track of the pre-/post-installation steps required for [K]Ubuntu, and the above instructions may be incomplete. If in doubt, it is recommended that you use your distributor's NVIDIA Linux graphics driver packages, exclusively.


If you require further assistance after following the instructions above, please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678.

Last edited by farslayer; 10-07-2008 at 11:57 AM.
 
  


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