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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_prince View Post
    ok, I manage to install new driver, but i can't set higher resolution then 640x480:/
    1. sudo apt-get remove nvidia* (will also remove any other restricted modules (e.g.-madwifi), so watch out)
    2. sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk
    3. enable the proposed repositories
    4. sudo apt-get update
    5. sudo envyng -g
    6. Select Nvidia on the left side, now click on Install the Nvidia driver (Manual Selection of the Driver), select 173, and finally click Apply.
    7. Once the installation is completed, reboot and you will once again have a crisp screen.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    It works but I don't know for how long I removed driver from nvidia website and installed envy driver (like before) but this time I didn't use NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver in "hardware drivers". Is this option important or can I ignore it?

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    mad_price, Open a terminal and enter
    glxgears
    you should see an animation running, or you'll get an error message. You may also want to run glxgears with the -printfps flag.
    If the gears run and run smoothly then the driver is likely working.
    You should also have a nvidia setting menu item in System > Administration.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Code:
    Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 173.14.09,
    but this NVIDIA driver component has version 173.14.12.  Please make
    sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components
    have the same version.
    NVIDIA: Direct rendering failed; attempting indirect rendering.
    16616 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3319.019 FPS
    16675 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3330.260 FPS
    16960 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3389.376 FPS
    17147 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3428.439 FPS
    but gears move smooth

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    I think the previously installed nvidia left something behind.
    If it works for you and works after a reboot then don't mess with success.

    If you want to clean up the previous install see the thread here.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    mad_prince, How is the resolution now? If you are still stuck at the low res look at the thread here.
    There seems to be a problem with 8 & 9 series cards getting the correct resolution set.
    Try that runfile and hope that's a good fix!
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    1024x760 so it's OK

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    same problem again :/ everythink was ok until today. I installed driver, but I can't set higher rez then 640x480. My X11:
    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Thu Jul 17 18:39:00 PDT 2008
    
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Default Screen" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "glx"
        Load           "v4l"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver         "kbd"
        Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option         "XkbLayout" "pl"
        Option         "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
        Driver         "mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver         "synaptics"
        Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option         "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Configured Monitor"
        VendorName     "Plug 'n' Play"
        ModelName      "Plug 'n' Play"
        Gamma           1
        ModeLine       "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
    	# 
        Identifier     "monitor1"
        Gamma           1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        BoardName      "vesa"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    
    	# 
        Identifier     "device1"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        BoardName      "vesa"
        BusID          "PCI:1:0:0"
        Screen          1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Default Screen"
        Device         "Configured Video Device"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "NoLogo" "True"
        Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Virtual     640 480
            Depth       24
            Modes      "640x480@60"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    
    	# 
        Identifier     "screen1"
        Device         "device1"
        Monitor        "monitor1"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
        Option         "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    Sorry for my english. If you prefer, I can use polish

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    I have a suggestion, lets do a hard clean of all the crap that you've screwed up already.

    This will remove the old driver packages
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-new nvidia-kernel-common
    This will remove the actual driver file from its directory.
    Code:
    sudo rm /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
    Now lets blacklist all the bad stuff.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    add "nv" to the list there.


    Now its time to install the driver the PROPER way.
    *Download the driver from NVIDIA.com to your home folder.

    This installs the files needed to build the driver file with the installer and also makes the driver file executable.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    sudo chmod +x NV*
    CTRL+ALT+F1 (This will drop you to virtual terminal.)

    This stops X-server and runs the installer, the NVIDIA driver cannot be installed while the X-server is running.
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    sudo sh NV*
    Accept, yes, yes yes.

    This restarts X-server
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    Now everything should work just fine. Keep in mind that when there is a Kernel update you will need to reinstall the driver. Don't panic, this is easy.


    Instructions for reinstall after kernel update.
    Leave the installer as is in your home directory.
    CTRL+ALT+F1
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    sudo sh NV*
    Accept, yes yes yes.
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce 9600M - looking for proper driver/installation guide

    Thanks but I've already solved my problem. It's strange, I reinstalled my driver 3 times and it didn't work, but when did it fourth time (in the same way) it's working properly.
    blazercist thx for man, maybe I will use it next time
    Sorry for my english. If you prefer, I can use polish

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