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Thread: Problem with Nvidia Drivers after upgrade to Hardy 8.04

  1. #31
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    Re: Problem with Nvidia Drivers after upgrade to Hardy 8.04

    A warm thank you to you guys, astepintothedark and ghstridr. Thanks to you I am no longer looking at Hardy in 800x600 resolution.

    Good karma is coming your way!

  2. #32
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    Re: Problem with Nvidia Drivers after upgrade to Hardy 8.04

    Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 AMD64 Alternate Install CD

    Well I've been having problems with my Nvidia 7800 GT with a fresh ubuntu 8.04 Install.

    My biggest problem was none of the packages provided with the installation worked. I always had the same problem the second after I logged into the desktop the system freezes, and I had to hard boot!

    The follow drivers have not worked for me: nv, nvidia-glx-new, nvidia-glx-dev, nvidia-glx.

    So here is how I got my system fixed.

    Starting with a clean install.

    Got to logon screen pressed "Ctrl+Alt+F1" to drop into a new console session. - logged into console
    Stopped Gnome
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    Removed the Restricted drivers
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-restricted-modules
    Removed nv drivers
    HTML Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nv
    Removed Nvidia drivers from loading
    HTML Code:
    sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
    The last line should read DISABLED_MODULES=""
    I then modified the last line to DISABLED_MODULES="nv nvidia_new"

    Not sure if its needed but I deleted xorg.conf
    HTML Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Then restarted
    HTML Code:
    sudo shutdown -r 0
    After all this I was able to login to my Desktop without the computer freezing up

    downloaded nvidia drivers for linux - 64bit
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...69.12-pkg2.run

    -- link for 32bit drivers
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...69.12-pkg1.run

    After downloading the drivers onto my Desktop pressed "Ctrl+Alt+F1" to enter a console.
    Logged in

    installed build essential packages needed for the Nvidia driver install
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Changed directory to the location of the Downloaded Nvidia Drivers (Desktop for me)
    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    Next I enabled the nvidia driver file for execution
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run
    Then I executed the Nvidia Driver file
    Code:
    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run
    if using the 32bit package run
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12.pkg1.run
    Code:
    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12.pkg1.run
    During the Nvidia Driver Install I selected Yes to every option.

    Restarted and now everything is happy.


    I'm a pretty big noob, but I did run through this process twice today in order to better understand it, and each time it worked on my system. This is the only process that I found to work for me so far after working on it and searching google and these forums for 3 days now.
    Last edited by biriachan; April 4th, 2009 at 06:06 AM.

  3. #33
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    Re: Problem with Nvidia Drivers after upgrade to Hardy 8.04

    I gave up and did a clean install, and the offered restricted nvidia driver worked first time, so whatever my problem was it was caused by the upgrade rather than Hardy itself.
    I'm running compiz smoothly now at 1440x900.

    I do have other problems, error messages at shutdown, but I see other threads on that so I won't bother about it here.

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