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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by h_corey View Post
    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?
    Did you do a --purge remove nvidia ?
    Last edited by Linuxforall; August 22nd, 2010 at 05:01 AM.
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    This procedure worked on both Lucid & Maverick when nothings else would.

    What started me on this path was after installing the nVidia drivers using Ubuntu method , GDM kept failing to start. 1 out of 5 times it would work.

    In a last hitch effort I tried this method. It worked perfectly. It worked so well I used the same method on Maverick and it too works perfect.

    As of this writing I'm current with NVIDIA Driver Version: 256.53

    This is on a GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. Some older hardware won't work with the current version. the nVidia web site will show which ones work.

    Thank you Andy!
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Both howto´s didnt work for me. I´m on lucid 64bit. I tried everything step by step, didnt get an error along the way, but in the end there still is the complain about the .ko
    present.

    I reversed all blacklisting stuff and installed the old nvidia-drivers again, but now the "hardware-drivers" app doesnt show any more drivers and claims the installed driver as "not activated" - which is definitely not true.

    I really need the recent nvidia drivers for opencl features, but dont know what to try next....

    p.s.: just a vage guess, could the virtualbox stuff have some to do with it? I think I saw there some error on booting about virtualbox while I did the blacklisting.
    (to be clear, ubuntu runs native with virtualbox installed)

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    Lightbulb Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by kuckie View Post

    I really need the recent nvidia drivers for opencl features, but dont know what to try next....
    My suggestion is to remove the installed driver and reboot. Then, add the x-swat ppa, update your package manager, run the Hardware Devices applet and reinstall nvidia current. This should install the latest driver from the ppa (currently 260.19.04). This procedure has been working for me when nothing else would.

    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates

    If it works, then going forward you only need to update, then safe upgrade your package manager to install future updates.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    frak me, this worked perfectly in like under a minute!

    Thanks a lot ratcheer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuckie View Post
    frak me, this worked perfectly in like under a minute!

    Thanks a lot ratcheer!!
    You are welcome.

    Tim
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I install Nvidia manually and ok until MM upgraded.
    On reboots now refresh always falls to 60 hz.
    I have to set it to auto or 85 and click apply.
    I tried pasting the xorg configuration into the xorg.conf file, save it and reboot but it always boots up to 60hz again.
    So what can I do to make it keep that setting?
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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Hi there.

    I've encountered a problem too, with my Nvidia GT 330m (i have an acer aspire 5745G with core i5)

    i've posted my problem in this thread, but perhaps one of you guys can tell me what the problem is:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1488705&page=8

    This is what i noticed

    Code:
    [    86.662] (EE) No devices detected.
    [    86.662] 
    Fatal server error:
    [    86.662] no screens found
    [    86.662]
    Thanks for your time.
    Laptop: core i7-3517U 1.9 ghz - 3.4 | 10 Gb DDR3 RAM| 500 GB HD + 24 GB SSD| nvidia geforce GT 620m 1GB, optimus | Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.
    Desktop: core i7-2600 8x3.4Ghz| 8 Gb DDR3 RAM| 500GB HD| MSI Geforce 580 GTX 3GB lightning| Windows 7 64bit.

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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Quote Originally Posted by trespuntos View Post
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv

    (remember last space)
    HALLE-FREAKING-LULAH!

    This was a painful process. It wasn't until I added the following to my
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    Ttat it worked:
    blacklist intel_agp
    blacklist agpgart
    blacklist amd76x_edac
    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv

    Note that this has a few more things in it than the original post.

    Credit for this goes here.

    Note that I had to ssh into my box in order to complete most of those steps since some of those early steps caused the screen to go black when using my built-in graphics card. But the machine was still running so I could ssh into it and get things done. (The problem that I was having is that if I plugged in my GeForce card the machine wouldn't even start up all the way. So I had to do all of this without the GeForce plugged in.)

    But thank you thank you for figuring this out.
    Last edited by Quadari; September 25th, 2010 at 07:43 AM.

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    Lightbulb Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    Thanks andyboy and all those who have contributed to this thread.

    I am about to install nvidia drivers using the steps here. But before that I just need to know.

    Do we have to give 'nomodeset' to grub even if the new driver is installed and working fine? Is nomodeset anyway related to graphics drivers?
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