I looked harder. All I can find is this. It seems a little vague, but it supports what you said.
http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ectdriver.htmlCode:The package suffix (-pkg#) is used to distinguish between packages containing the same driver, but with different precompiled kernel interfaces. The file with the highest package number is suitable for most installations.
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Hello, i have still problems with installing it.
The log messages are here:
I followed the instructions at the beginning of this topic.Code:-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko': -1 No such device -> Kernel messages: [ 355.012712] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 3 on lvds encoder (output 0) [ 355.012721] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Calling LVDS script 6: [ 355.012729] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 0xD259: Parsing digital output script table [ 355.296341] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Output LVDS-1 is running on CRTC 0 using output A [ 355.296350] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Calling LVDS script 2: [ 355.296357] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 0xD2BA: Parsing digital output script table [ 355.448143] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on lvds encoder (output 0) [ 355.448153] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Calling LVDS script 5: [ 355.448160] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 0xD24A: Parsing digital output script table [ 355.448177] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Output LVDS-1 is running on CRTC 0 using output A [ 355.448213] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 3 on vga encoder (output 1) [ 355.468453] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on vga encoder (output 1) [ 355.468462] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Output VGA-1 is running on CRTC 1 using output A [ 370.521966] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: nouveau_channel_free: freeing fifo 1 [ 370.681066] wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:14:7f:81:76:90 by local choice (reason=3) [ 577.693174] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel. [ 577.693180] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint [ 579.310741] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s). [ 579.310751] NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or [ 579.310755] NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA [ 579.310758] NVRM: device(s). [ 579.310766] NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module [ 579.310769] NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb [ 579.310773] NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again. [ 579.310779] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed! 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.
Thank you very much!
Thank you, it is working now. There is still hassle with video cards in linux but it is still worth trying, i like new ubuntu very much
i still can not open the installer Can any one help ?
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Why did you use vesafb (instead of uvesafb)?
uvesafb supports more resolutions than vesafb - like 1280x800.
I realized a broken framebuffer after the update to Lucid Beta2.
So I have written a tutorial in the German ubuntuusers.de forum, how you install and use uvesafb and get plymouth (new boot screen) displayed at start up correctly.
Add or replace in /etc/default/grub for 1280x1024 @ 32bit color range (replace with your favorite resolution)
. Then runCode:GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1280x1024x32 GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-32"
. In /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf you add the lineCode:update-grub
and add in /etc/initramfs-tools/modules the lineCode:blacklist vga16fb
. Finally runCode:uvesafb
In some cases you need to install the package v86d from the repository.
A fix for get plymouth before the X server starts:
Without that fix you see plymouth only a few seconds and at the longest time a black screen.Code:sudo su echo FRAMEBUFFER=y > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash update-initramfs -u exit
PS: All commands needs root privileges (sudo) and
don't forget to save the changes!
Use your favorite text editor: gedit, vim, nano etc.
The changes will be activated at the next boot.
I hope you understand translation.
PPS: I don't know how often the nvidia-current package will be updated, but I think a stable and tested driver is better then a new and 'not tested' driver.
Last edited by fireandfuel; May 6th, 2010 at 12:29 PM.
Word to the wise: The Ubuntu X Updates PPA regularly adds stable NVIDIA drivers within a couple days of their release.
Most people should use that instead of NVIDIA's .run files. It's very easy.
Last edited by peepingtom; May 4th, 2010 at 06:14 AM.