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kszaq
August 19th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Hi!

I had some problems with drivers for my video card (nVidia GeForce 9400M G) on Ubuntu 10.4. My first attempt of installing the driver was System->Administration->Hardware Drivers - I selected 'NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)' and clicked Activate. After reboot everything seemed to work fine - system booted properly, desktop effects worked, etc. But that was just a lucky shot, as it showed up during next systems boots - either system loaded properly (as I described), or nothing would display at all, or a prompt would show up, telling me that system was unable to load the driver and letting me restart xserver, use default driver, reboot system, turn of xserver. I guess the cause of this behavior was that I have both nvidia and some default driver activated.
I read a few threads on this forum and found out that adding nvidia line to /etc/modules would tell the system to load the nvidia driver on boot time. I did this and now system loads the proper driver, however, the load screen (purple background, ubuntu sign, several dots used as a progress bar) is displayed in low resolution. So I guess I only partially fixed the problem and a default driver is still somewhere, haunting me ;)

Here's my lspci



00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b2)
00:03.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.2 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)
00:03.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)
00:03.5 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
00:06.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)
00:06.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)
00:08.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)
00:0b.0 SATA controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller (rev b1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)
01:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:07.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:07.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:07.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C79 [GeForce 9400M G] (rev b1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
and lsmod



Module Size Used by
michael_mic 1732 0
arc4 1153 0
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi 3840 1
snd_hda_codec_idt 51978 1
snd_hda_intel 21941 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 3 snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_int el
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
fbcon 35102 71
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
joydev 8708 0
lib80211_crypt_tkip 7596 0
lp 7028 0
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
dell_wmi 1793 0
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
nvidia 9961216 41
wl 1959598 0
uvcvideo 56990 0
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
dell_laptop 6856 0
sdhci_pci 5470 0
videodev 34361 1 uvcvideo
usbhid 36110 0
snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_os s,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
hid 67032 1 usbhid
psmouse 63245 0
soundcore 6620 1 snd
sdhci 15462 1 sdhci_pci
vga16fb 11385 1
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 3978 0
video 17375 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
lib80211 5046 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
agpgart 31724 1 nvidia
dcdbas 5422 1 dell_laptop
output 1871 1 video
i2c_nforce2 5199 0
v4l1_compat 13251 2 uvcvideo,videodev
shpchp 28820 0
led_class 2864 1 sdhci
ohci1394 26950 0
ieee1394 81181 1 ohci1394
forcedeth 49556 0
ahci 32200 2


Any help will be appreciated!