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scater
August 4th, 2010, 07:40 PM
I have been struggling on how to fix this issue. I am trying to update my Nvidia MX 480 GFX card. Today I figured out how to run the program as a root:
sudo sh /home/menkin/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.44.run
I run that and then this is what it gives me.

WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU installed in this system is
supported through the NVIDIA 96.43.xx legacy Linux graphics
drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for
more information. The 256.44 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will
ignore this GPU.
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 256.44
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further
details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.
ERROR: 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.

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available
on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

I am very confused on what the answer might be. Can someone please help me here. this is where I got the link to download the nvidia driver from: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-256.44-driver.html

Someone please help ASAP

sikander3786
August 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Hi.

Did you try installing from System >>> Administration >>> Hardware Drivers? The latest drivers are present there and will be much more helpful in case of a kernel update because you don't need to reinstall after a kernel update. Just a few clicks away.

Regards.

py8elo
August 4th, 2010, 09:45 PM
I have been struggling on how to fix this issue. I am trying to update my Nvidia MX 480 GFX card. Today I figured out how to run the program as a root:
sudo sh /home/menkin/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.44.run
I run that and then this is what it gives me.

WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU installed in this system is
supported through the NVIDIA 96.43.xx legacy Linux graphics
drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for
more information. The 256.44 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will
ignore this GPU.
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 256.44
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further
details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.
ERROR: 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.

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available
on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

I am very confused on what the answer might be. Can someone please help me here. this is where I got the link to download the nvidia driver from: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-256.44-driver.html

Someone please help ASAP
Hi Scater,
before install a new driver You need to remove the old one...
Please, put the commands:
ALT+F2: gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Add these lines to the file:
vga16fb
nouveau
rivafb
nvidiafb
rivatv
Save and restart your pc...

CTRL+ALT+F1
Login with your default account user

sudo gdm-stop
sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-\*
sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

cd /your new driver location
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-x86-256.44.run
The installation starts now...
Answer the questions and aftaer the installations has finished just put the command:
sudo reboot
When restart your Ubuntu will be running the new Nvidia driver.
In a terminal put :
sudo nvidia-xconfig
Restart once more...
Thats all!!!
I hope it can help You!!!

Kind Regards,

Silva.
PY8ELO

realzippy
August 4th, 2010, 09:56 PM
WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU installed in this system is
supported through the NVIDIA 96.43.xx legacy Linux graphics
drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for
more information. The 256.44 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will
ignore this GPU.

Thought you wrote about a GTX 480?

scater
August 4th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Hi Scater,
before install a new driver You need to remove the old one...
Please, put the commands:
ALT+F2: gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Add these lines to the file:
vga16fb
nouveau
rivafb
nvidiafb
rivatv
Save and restart your pc...

CTRL+ALT+F1
Login with your default account user

sudo gdm-stop
sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-\*
sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

cd /your new driver location
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-x86-256.44.run
The installation starts now...
Answer the questions and aftaer the installations has finished just put the command:
sudo reboot
When restart your Ubuntu will be running the new Nvidia driver.
In a terminal put :
sudo nvidia-xconfig
Restart once more...
Thats all!!!
I hope it can help You!!!

Kind Regards,

Silva.
PY8ELO

At first I did everything you said and it worked. But then when it got to the installation of the driver, I accidentally clicked I do not agree. Now it says the same thing it did before. Is there something I can do to fix this?

py8elo
August 4th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Repeat all the steps from "sudo gdm-stop" again...

scater
August 5th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Repeat all the steps from "sudo gdm-stop" again...

I did the sudo gdm-stop command. that seemed to work. But then I typed in the --purge remove nvidia-\* command and then it says" E: Couldn't find package Nvidia-*

realzippy
August 5th, 2010, 11:02 AM
The command has a typo.It should be:


sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*

no backslash.

Is it correct that you replaced a MX 440 with a GTX 480 graphics card?

cascade9
August 5th, 2010, 11:35 AM
@ realzippy- technically possible to replace a MX440 with a GTX480, but that would be so uncommon it not funny. Not many PCI MX440s around, and I have yet to see a PCI video card in a system that supports PCIe.


WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU installed in this system is
supported through the NVIDIA 96.43.xx legacy Linux graphics
drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for
more information. The 256.44 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will
ignore this GPU.
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 256.44
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further
details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com (http://www.nvidia.com).


Like the installer said, if you've got a GF4 MX440 you will never get the 256.xx drivers to work. Its just not supported by that driver....

realzippy
August 5th, 2010, 04:05 PM
That' what I say.See post #4;assuming OP has no gtx 480;
but he does not answer when asked.Other posters here also ignore his error
message regarding the 440MX.Began feeling as idiot.. ;-)
Now marked it red ,maybe scater will see this.