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  1. #111
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I came up with another solution which is best for me.

    WARNING - If you want to do it that way you do it at your own responsibility

    I am following first few steps from first manual with blacklisting, but in tty when try to install driver - nothing will stop this usual error.

    I rebooted, and normally from Terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings 
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-185-kernel-source
    If you want to see what's newest available try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia*
    and select newest.
    There will be info during install that the problem with .ko file has been resolved. After that in System -> Administration -> you should see: NVIDIA X server settings.
    Open it and configure required resolution.

    If that wouldn't work as should, backup your xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    You may want to install Midnight Commander which is cool terminal manager.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mc
    When in Terminal or Tty use mc to start or sudo mc to start as root.


    When xorg.conf is safe press Alt+F2 and:
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Erase everything whats in the file and paste that:
    Code:
    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Thu Jun  3 09:42:34 PDT 2010
    
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Thu Jun  3 09:41:37 PDT 2010
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    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      "AUO"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
        VertRefresh     60.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "0"
        Option         "metamodes" "1440x900 +0+0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    That code needs to be edited before saving, replacing your card name, required resolution, refresh rate, etc.
    (Section "Device" and Section "Screen")

    I have came with that solution when I noticed that all installation was going fine but than new settings from nvidia couldn't be saved.
    Once overwritten you should be fine... until next headers update
    Last edited by birkopf; July 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 AM.

  2. #112
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    Smile Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I followed the original post to the letter; and it worked great for me.
    Thanks Andy.

    Edit: Though I did start having this problem. May or may not be related.
    Last edited by kenkaku; July 11th, 2010 at 12:51 AM. Reason: Updated experience

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Thank you! Finally

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I've got the nvidia drivers working *but* I'm having a problem with my TTY's. They seem to load just fine. I can see characters fine until X loads and then when I switch to a TTY the characters are fuzzy as if being viewed through some kind of electronic interference. I suspect this is a known issue.

    Can anyone provide me with a methodology for troubleshooting this?

    Jim C.

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxforall View Post
    Hi,

    Since you are a beginner, its better for you to install the driver via xswat ppa which has the latest driver there.

    All you do is open a terminal and type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    sudo apt-get update

    and then go to system>administration>hardware drivers and install nvidia-current.
    I just tried this tonight. I get the Hardware Drivers dialog box to open with no drivers to install and "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system". Does this mean that the 256 drivers are not ready for installation on the latest kernel or is something wrong with my fresh install?

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Worked like a charm

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by M4T1A5 View Post
    it can be installed only remove the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
    and it wont remove the libdrm noveau
    Im using Ubuntu 10.04 X64 and I kept getting this error until I removed the nouveau xserver from synaptic *after* following the instruction on the first post and getting the error again.

    Everything seems to be working fine now.

  8. #118
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I've tried a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and I still get the "Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'."... I followed all of the instructions... tried it on Linux Mint (latest ) as well... same thing
    Last edited by sinatosk; August 1st, 2010 at 07:51 PM.

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by sinatosk View Post
    I've tried a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and I still get the "Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'."... I followed all of the instructions... tried it on Linux Mint (latest ) as well... same thing
    I got it to work following a post on the page before this, and I used only these steps.

    sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*

    sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

    RESTART

    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf

    add to EOF
    blacklist vesafb
    blacklist vgafb16

    sudo nano /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

    and add 'fbcon' and 'vesafb' (dont forget last space)

    sudo update-initramfs -u

  10. #120
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Followed the original post and everything was well, now the problem is screen tearing. Did this but its not working. HELP.

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