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    nVidia 96

    Attempts to install nVidia-96 drivers in 12.04 LTS results in all sorts of broken package and other error messages only understandable to Ubuntu gurus.

    What is solution?

    John

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    Re: nVidia 96

    Hi, I believe it is best to uninstall the nvidia driver and use the nouveau in 12.04 that is what I had to do with my older card.

    Also install nouveau-firmware.
    Thanks

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    Re: nVidia 96 and 12.04

    Thank you for your assitance, but the real problems is here:

    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies
    E: Unable to lock the list directory

    above is result of attempting to install nVidia 96 driver

    John

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    Re: nVidia 96 and 12.04

    [QUOTE=cigtoxdoc;11975686]

    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
    E: Unable to correct dependencies
    E: Unable to lock the list directory

    Attempts to install nVidia-96 drivers in 12.04 LTS results in all sorts of broken package and other error messages only understandable to Ubuntu gurus.

    What is solution?

    John


    You might go to Synaptic Package Manager and click on Status. Look at the bottom of the page and see if there are broken packages, etc. Click on Edit at the top and choose Fix Broken Packages, dependencies, etc.

    If you don't have Synaptic, you can install it with Software Manager.
    Last edited by critin; May 28th, 2012 at 05:27 PM.
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    Re: nVidia 96

    Hi, I had the same problem with the 173 driver the issue is it does not work with the new xserver version, I still recommend the nouveau driver instead.
    Thanks

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    Re: nVidia 96

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmanne39 View Post
    Hi, I had the same problem with the 173 driver the issue is it does not work with the new xserver version, I still recommend the nouveau driver instead.
    Thanks
    I agree--they always work for me.
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    Re: nVidia 96 and 12.04 and nouveau driver

    What should the xorg-conf file look like when the nouveau driver is correctly installed? I am using a ViewSonic VA926g monitor with a native resolution of 1280 x 1024. Should I be able to set refresh rate?

    Thank you,

    John

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    Re: nVidia 96/nouveau

    I have attached a copy of my xorg.conf file.

    If I change "nv" to "nouveau" in the Device section,
    my PC will not boot correctly. The only way out is to go to a login and change "nouveau" to "nv" using VI editor.

    What do I need to do to make to nouveau driver work?

    John
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    Re: nVidia 96

    Hi, I checked and I do not have that file it is only created if you create it and it is not needed for nouveau.
    Thanks

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    Re: nVidia 96

    Thank you for your post. You are correct. I deleted it and PC still runs. However, the xorg web site mentions it. Is there a correct way of writing it to give better control over monitor. Monitor has correct resolution, but no idea of color depth or refresh rate. Nouveau driver thinks my ViewSonic VA926g monitor is a laptop.

    John

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