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  1. #141
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    I installed the 2.6.30-020630 kernel on Jaunty64, and according to a guide i had to install nvidia driver as well (so i installed a new one). I installed the packages nvidia-180-kernel-source_185.18.14-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb and 2 other, and there was no problem with the installation.
    My question is: is this nvidia 185 or a subversion of nvidia 180.
    If it is a subversion of 180 how to check if i use this latest version or the earlier. If it is not a subversion, it seems like i'm still using 180, at least 185 did not appear in the "restricted drivers" menu.
    In this case what commands should i run to be able to use the newest driver.

    I have the folloving files containing 185.18.14 in their name if it helps:
    Code:
    ./usr/src/nvidia-185.18.14 (Folder)
    ./var/lib/dkms/nvidia/185.18.14 (Folder)
    ./usr/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libGL.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libvdpau.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libcuda.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/nvidia/libnvidia-cfg.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libGLcore.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/libvdpau_trace.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libGL.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libvdpau.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libcuda.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libGLcore.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.14
    ./usr/lib32/libvdpau_trace.so.185.18.14

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    I'm a little confused. Doesn't envyng do all this for you? Or does it only go to the Ubuntu restricted repositories, rather than nVidia?

    Thanks.

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambidextrous View Post
    Iain:

    nvidia-bug-report.log.gz is attached. Thanks for your help.

    Terry
    ...but the truth is, I know just enough to be truly dangerous.
    You could try altering your Screen, Monitor and Device section to specify the device in xorg.conf, rather than using nvidia-auto-select.

    This is what mine looks like in those sections, but its not guaranteed to work for you.
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "NoLogo" "True"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Regards
    Iain

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by sonali11 View Post
    Hi Tivoli,

    I've tried this on my Dell m1530 XPS laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty running on 64 bit.

    My nVidia card is GeForce 8600 GT M , I believe.

    After loading the nvidia driver in ttyl and after doing nvidia-xconfig and restarting (or logging out) I'm getting 'Unable to start X server' message and I've tried doing every thing from scratch three times already and still no success.

    I'm posting the nvidia-bug-report.log per your suggestion.

    Please advise.
    Thanks
    -S
    Quote from the log
    Jul 13 00:04:04 dhiraj01 kernel: [ 178.748067] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 185.18.14, but
    Jul 13 00:04:04 dhiraj01 kernel: [ 178.748068] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 180.44. Please
    Jul 13 00:04:04 dhiraj01 kernel: [ 178.748069] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
    Jul 13 00:04:04 dhiraj01 kernel: [ 178.748070] NVRM: components have the same version.
    What I would do is the following.

    End GDM
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Uninstall the driver.
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-uninstall
    
    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.temp
    Start failsafe X
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    Purge any installed version of nvidia that may be on your system via apt (copy and paste usually helps).
    Code:
    sudo aptitude purge $(aptitude search -F%p '~i nvidia')
    And remove any residual config/leftovers from the packages too.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude purge $(aptitude search -F%p '~c nvidia')
    End GDM again, then install the nvidia 185.18 driver.
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    sudo /usr/src/nvidia-driver
    
    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.temp /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    And then reboot.

    Regards
    Iain
    Last edited by ibuclaw; July 14th, 2009 at 08:02 PM.

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    I'm on Ubuntu 9.04 64bit with GeForce 9600GT, and this worked. Thanks.

    Only thing I needed was that last (extra) command:

    Code:
    sudo aptitude purge $(dpkg -l | grep nvidia | awk '{print $2}')

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    GTX 280. I was following a different thread to help with my 185.18 installation. FWIW, try using the "Ubuntu X" PPA repository mentioned in this thread and copied below: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=917

    Synaptic fixed all my problems, including Open GL. I should have read this thread first - my problem was the kernel error...
    It's working! Open GL is up and running! How? The Ubuntu X repository has prebuilt 185.18.14 packages ready to go. No need to do this manually. Let Synaptic do the work for you.

    I knew that my kernel mismatch was due to a configuration problem with dkms, but I didn't know how to fix it. Synaptic took care of everything. It removed all the dkms modules then reinstalled what it needed using the 185.18.14 driver. It just worked.

    See this thread: Proprietary drivers not working, nvidia

    Start here:
    From the Ubuntu X repository, go to the X Updates page: https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x...hive/x-updates

    Do the next 2 steps in any order:
    - Signing key: Select "What is this?" and follow the instructions to add the pgp key. This step uses a terminal command line.
    - Install packages: Select "Read about installing" and follow the instructions. You'll add the 2 lines noted below "Display sources.list entries". This step uses System --> Administration --> Software Sources

    Uninstall the current NVidia driver:
    -- Open a terminal, cd to to your NVidia driver file and run the command below. Hit the TAB key to complete the filename after NVIDIA (at the *):
    Code:
    sudo sh ./NVIDIA* --uninstall
    Use Synaptic to install the new drivers:
    -- Open System --> Administration --> Synaptic Package Manager
    -- In the Quick Search box, type "nvidia"
    -- nvidia-glx-180 should appear somewhere in the selection choices. Note that the installed version is your current version (180.44), but the "Latest Version" is 185.18.14. The Ubuntu X repository has replaced the NVidia drivers with the latest version. You can also see a lot of files listed as 185.18.14. This is good.
    -- Mark nvidia-glx-180 for installation. It will add a lot more files that it needs to build the driver.
    -- Select "Apply" and watch the details as it goes to work.
    -- Reboot and you are done.

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    When .sh drivers are installed, you need to remove existing driver install and then reboot and reinstall when kernel gets updated, I have done it many times without any issues, I have always used drivers from manufacturer's site as they are the latest. The X team takes time to bring in the latest drivers as they have to test it thoroughly.

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    This worked flawlessly for me. XFX GTX-260 on 32-bit Jaunty. Thanks

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Installing NViDIA
    Afterwards, its time to install the drivers.
    Code:
    sudo sh /usr/src/nvidia-driver
    everything works until i get to this code, then i get "CAN'T OPEN THAT FILE", now since my wireless still isnt working i had to dl these while using my vista OS and once in ubuntu it wont let me move the driver to /usr/src/ so i installed them from /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/, when i replaced /usr/src/ in the above code with where i installed the driver i still get "CAN"T OPEN THAT FILE"

    please help

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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Srvrdown View Post
    Installing NViDIA
    Afterwards, its time to install the drivers.
    Code:
    sudo sh /usr/src/nvidia-driver
    everything works until i get to this code, then i get "CAN'T OPEN THAT FILE", now since my wireless still isnt working i had to dl these while using my vista OS and once in ubuntu it wont let me move the driver to /usr/src/ so i installed them from /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/, when i replaced /usr/src/ in the above code with where i installed the driver i still get "CAN"T OPEN THAT FILE"

    please help
    If you are installing it from a different folder, all you have to do is rename the path:
    ie:
    Code:
    sudo install NVIDIA-Linux-185.18.pkg.run /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/
    sudo ln -s /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/NVIDIA-Linux-185.18.pkg.run /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/nvidia-driver
    sudo sh /mediavualt/ubuntustuff/nvidia-driver
    But I can't really hold your hand on this one if you choose to veer outside of the intended use of the guide. You should know where the files to run are, and where you put them.

    If it is that much of a hassle, you could ignore that step and just install the NViDIA drivers from your home directory.

    All what putting them in the /usr/src directory does is just one step to set up the drivers for auto-recompilation when a new kernel update comes through.

    Regards
    Iain

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