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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    Geforce 7600 GS driver

    Hello. I recently noticed that my install of ubuntu 12.10 on my Dimension 9100 has no driver for my graphics card. I have a GeForce 7600 GS. I have followed pretty much every guide to get it installed but it always ends in the same way; my unity disappears and I have to purge nvidia.... Yes I've tried install linux-headers, but it doesn't make a difference. Any ideas? I'm doing this because whatever driver is on right now doesn't support suspend and when I come out of it, my screens looks like a bunch of fuzzy static and I've been told its a driver issue.

  2. #2
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    Re: Geforce 7600 GS driver


  3. #3
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    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Geforce 7600 GS driver

    I run gnome-panel or fallback with my 9600GT.

    Re: How To Install Nvidia Drivers [v8.1.2.12 by Bogan]. post 1126
    # You may need headers - meta package for 12.10 version:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    # only reason to purge is there are several versions, if you know you have different nVidia use that:
    #To see available versions:
    dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia*
    apt-cache search nvidia-sett*
    # Houseclean out all old versions to avoid issues
    sudo apt-get remove --purge < nvidiadriverpackagename>
    # [ using the correct names] for each driver, before running:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
    # I used nvidia-current-updates & nvidia-settings-updates, example below is just nvidia-current, use version you prefer
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    sudo reboot
    May want nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates or nvidia-current-experimental-XXX for most recent testing version.
    apt-cache search nvidia-sett*

    Fix for nVidia with 12.10 missing kernel dpkg reconfigure:
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2010
    Nr BrandsHatch, S'oaks UK
    Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Geforce 7600 GS driver

    Hi!, LilLz,

    What nvidia drivers have you tried?

    I run a GeForce 7650 GT with no problems in any currently available nvidia drivers, whether from Additional Drivers or the downloaded versions up to, BUT NOT BEYOND, 304.xx.

    The 310 versions give a message that 'no cards can be found that are compatible with the present driver'. The 313 versions I have not tried, but I expect they will be the same, judging by the warning on the>drivers site.

    Please Post:
    uname -r
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test  -p
    Chao!, bogan.
    "Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
    They did things differently in those days, apparently!!

  5. #5
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    Sep 2012

    Re: Geforce 7600 GS driver

    I have tried current and another one, but I don't remember the name. I'll post the terminal log in a minute.

    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libasound2:i386 libasyncns0:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386
      libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386
      libcaca0:i386 libcups2:i386 libcurl3-gnutls:i386 libdatrie1:i386
      libflac8:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgnutls26:i386
      libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386
      libgtk2.0-0:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386 libheimbase1-heimdal:i386
      libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386 libidn11:i386
      libjasper1:i386 libjbig0:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386
      libjson0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386
      libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libllvm3.1:i386
      libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libogg0:i386 libopenal-data libopenal1:i386
      libp11-kit0:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libpulse0:i386 libroken18-heimdal:i386
      librtmp0:i386 libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386
      libsndfile1:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libtasn1-3:i386
      libthai0:i386 libtheora0:i386 libtiff5:i386 libvorbis0a:i386
      libvorbisenc2:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libwind0-heimdal:i386 libwrap0:i386
      libxcomposite1:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxft2:i386 libxi6:i386
      libxinerama1:i386 libxrandr2:i386
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      nvidia-current nvidia-settings
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/69.5 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 208 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-current.
    (Reading database ... 190351 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
    Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-settings.
    Unpacking nvidia-settings (from .../nvidia-settings_304.51-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
    Setting up nvidia-current (304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1) ...
    update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ to provide /etc/ (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
    update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ to provide /etc/ (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    INFO:Enable nvidia-current
    DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here
    DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad
    DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude
    DEBUG:Processing quirk ThinkPad T420s
    DEBUG:Failure to match Dell Inc. with LENOVO
    DEBUG:Quirk doesn't match
    DEBUG:Processing quirk Latitude E6530
    DEBUG:Failure to match Dimension 9100 with Latitude E6530
    DEBUG:Quirk doesn't match
    Loading new nvidia-current-304.43 DKMS files...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Building only for 3.7.0-7-generic
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 3.7.0-7-generic
    ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.7.0-7-generic is not supported
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.7.0-7-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/304.43/build/make.log for more information.
    Setting up nvidia-settings (304.51-0ubuntu2) ...
    update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/nvidia-settings/ because link group nvidia_settings_conf is broken
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.7.0-7-generic
    Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
    And uname...

    tomobrien@ubuntu:~$ uname -r
    tomobrien@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] [10de:0392] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Corp. Device [3842:c549]
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    	Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb
    05:05.0 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI [8086:1080] (rev 04)
    tomobrien@ubuntu:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test  -p
    OpenGL vendor string:   nouveau
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NV4B
    OpenGL version string:  2.1 Mesa 9.2-devel
    Not software rendered:    yes
    Not blacklisted:          yes
    GLX fbconfig:             yes
    GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
    GL npot or rect textures: yes
    GL vertex program:        yes
    GL fragment program:      yes
    GL vertex buffer object:  yes
    GL framebuffer object:    yes
    GL version is 1.4+:       yes
    Unity 3D supported:       yes
    Update: Just tried the 304 driver from xorg and it seems to be working. Graphics still shows up as unknown, but suspend works and sudo sbin/lsmod | grep nvidia shows that its loaded. The screen just looks all around better too.
    Last edited by LilLZ; February 15th, 2013 at 03:05 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Geforce 7600 GS driver

    Are you running 12.10?
    You have the 3.7 kernel which is with 13.04. And 13.04 is not yet released. Many are testing it to see if it works. Is that your intent?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.

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