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ubergunner86
January 27th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Hello everyone!

I have installed an older NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] video card into a Dell Optiplex GX260 because the integrated card doesn't work well either(which is a 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge). This card has been running and I can even run higher resolutions, its just that the picture quality is really fuzzy and I cannot enable desktop effects or use compiz/beryl. I have tried using different resolutions as well as different refresh rates (60,75hz). The monitor I am currently using is a Dell 1702FP and it works fine on other machines. Here is my lshw and a copy of my xorg.conf file:

LSHW:

commstudent-41pr-desktop
description: Mini Tower Computer
product: OptiPlex GX260
vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
serial: F9HSS11
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=normal chassis=mini-tower cpus=1 power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-3900-1048-8053-C6C04F533131
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: OptiPlex GX260
vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
physical id: 0
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
physical id: 0
version: A02 (07/25/2002)
size: 64KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb agp ls120boot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
vendor: Intel Corp.
physical id: 400
bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.2.4
slot: Microprocessor
size: 2400MHz
capacity: 3060MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 533MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm up pebs bts
configuration: id=0
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 700
size: 8KiB
capacity: 8KiB
capabilities: internal write-back data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 701
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
capabilities: internal varies unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: 1000
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 256MiB
capacity: 1GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns)
physical id: 0
slot: DIMM_A
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns) [empty]
physical id: 1
slot: DIMM_B
width: 64 bits
clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]
vendor: nVidia Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 15
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-2.0 cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: 81
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: c
bus info: pci@0000:02:0c.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:08:74:26:a3:f5
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm pcix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.20-k3-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=172.19.61.8 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=255 module=e1000 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
logical name: scsi0
logical name: scsi1
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
*-disk:0
description: ATA Disk
product: WDC WD400BB-75DE
vendor: Western Digital
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 05.0
serial: WD-WMAD11864246
size: 37GiB (40GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=d561d561
*-volume:0
description: EXT3 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
logical name: /dev/.static/dev
version: 1.0
serial: ccb2f6c5-e667-489a-ae4d-11ff772f42de
size: 36GiB
capacity: 36GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2009-01-26 13:05:29 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-01-27 11:05:32 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=ro,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2009-01-27 11:05:32 state=mounted
*-volume:1
description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 729MiB
capacity: 729MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 729MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-disk:1
description: ATA Disk
product: QUANTUM FIREBALL
vendor: Quantum
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: APL.
serial: 652102180331
size: 19GiB (20GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=cc37cc37
*-volume
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,1
logical name: /dev/sdb1
version: 3.1
serial: e460179e-1b5c-3545-be9a-3d3dd60217dd
size: 19GiB
capacity: 19GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2004-09-27 10:18:49 filesystem=ntfs state=clean
*-cdrom
description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
product: CD-RW NR-9100A
vendor: _NEC
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: 108A
serial: [_NEC CD-RW NR-9100A 108A02040500
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: e6:07:d5:15:6e:aa
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

Xorg.conf:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

I have not been able to find/compile any drivers for this video card and it does not show up on restricted drivers.

In addition, I tried using EnvyNG and there WAS a compatible/recommended driver, but when I installed it it bricked my box and I had to reformat.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

sandyd
January 27th, 2009, 06:14 PM
did you install KDE before, or after installing and running envyng?

for me, if i install kde before running envyng, it kills my box too.

i have to install envyng (and run it) before installing kde for it not to kill my box

ubergunner86
January 28th, 2009, 12:30 AM
did you install KDE before, or after installing and running envyng?

for me, if i install kde before running envyng, it kills my box too.

i have to install envyng (and run it) before installing kde for it not to kill my box


I actually wasn't even aware that Envy was only for KDE.

So the answer to that would be no.. I did not install KDE beforehand.

That is the 'lshw' and 'xorg.conf' from a freshly reformatted box.

The xorg.conf file seems to be kind of blank... I don't even think that I have a driver at all for the card at the moment. Nothing came up on Restricted Drivers and I did not try to install any drivers because I couldn't find the right one yet.

SOULRiDER
January 28th, 2009, 01:59 AM
What driver did you install? If you didnt install one manually you will have to use the 'nv' driver. If you want the nVidia driver you will have to install the legacy driver, but im not sure that driver supports cards as old as that one.

sandyd
January 29th, 2009, 02:15 AM
try installing the drivers from nvidia themselves (they have their own drivers too)

make sure youve remove envyng before you do that or your ubuntu will have two drivers with the same name (which won't be good)

then add this line(s) to xorg.conf


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

gigaferz
January 29th, 2009, 08:09 AM
let me know if this works 4 u, this card used to work with previous ubuntu versions, i installed intrepid and its not working either, You can run the screens and resolutions program but its kinda hidden in the latest ubuntus, I did it and there was a performance impact.

hope to hear from you.

ubergunner86
January 29th, 2009, 08:03 PM
What driver did you install? If you didnt install one manually you will have to use the 'nv' driver. If you want the nVidia driver you will have to install the legacy driver, but im not sure that driver supports cards as old as that one.

Well.. I tried installing the driver and I got this message:
(and I know I did the install correctly because I read the instructions off of the nvidia website and this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=34479)

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Jan 29 12:09:14 2009
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 71.86.06.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-gener
ic/build SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/build'...
NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
make CC=cc KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/build SUBDIRS
=/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
test -e include/linux/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || ( \
echo; \
echo " ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid."; \
echo " include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are mis
sing."; \
echo " Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it
."; \
echo; \
/bin/false)
mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers
ions ; rm -f /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_
versions/*
make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06
-pkg1/usr/src/nv
cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.nv.o
.d -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.3.2/include -D__KERNEL_
_ -Iinclude -I/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.27-11-generic/arch/x86/include -i
nclude include/linux/autoconf.h
-Iubuntu/include -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-str
ict-aliasing -fno-common -Werror-implicit-function-declaration -O2 -m32 -mso
ft-float -mregparm=3 -freg-struct-return -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march
=i586 -mtune=generic -ffreestanding -pipe -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronou
s-unwind-tables -mno-sse -mno-mmx -mno-sse2 -mno-3dnow -Iinclude/asm-x86/mac
h-default -fno-stack-protector -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-optimize-sibling
-calls -pg -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -I/tmp/selfgz6197
/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -W
switch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multich
ar -Werror -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAME
S -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNE
L__ -DMODULE -DNV_VERSION_STRING=\"71.86.06\" -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT6
4_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s" -D"
KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nv)" -D"
KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c -o /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71
.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_nv.o /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-p
kg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c
In file included from include/linux/bitops.h:17,
from include/linux/kernel.h:15,
from include/linux/sched.h:52,
from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv-linux.h:19,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
include/asm/bitops.h: In function ‘set_bit’:
include/asm/bitops.h:60: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in arith
metic
include/asm/bitops.h: In function ‘clear_bit’:
include/asm/bitops.h:97: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in arith
metic
In file included from include/linux/list.h:6,
from include/linux/preempt.h:11,
from include/linux/spinlock.h:50,
from include/linux/seqlock.h:29,
from include/linux/time.h:8,
from include/linux/timex.h:57,
from include/linux/sched.h:54,
from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv-linux.h:19,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
include/linux/prefetch.h:57: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv-linux.h:19,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
include/linux/sched.h: In function ‘object_is_on_stack’:
include/linux/sched.h:1975: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in ar
ithmetic
In file included from include/asm/dma-mapping.h:9,
from include/linux/dma-mapping.h:52,
from include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h:7,
from include/asm/pci.h:94,
from include/linux/pci.h:989,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv-linux.h:83,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
include/linux/scatterlist.h: In function ‘sg_virt’:
include/linux/scatterlist.h:199: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used
in arithmetic
In file included from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:104:27:
error: asm/semaphore.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv-linux.h:106,
from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
include/linux/highmem.h: In function ‘zero_user_segments’:
include/linux/highmem.h:134: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:134: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:134: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:134: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:137: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:137: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:137: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
include/linux/highmem.h:137: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
rithmetic
In file included from /tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv/nv.c:14:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h: In fun
ction ‘nv_execute_on_all_cpus’:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:595: er
ror: too many arguments to function ‘on_each_cpu’
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function
‘__nv_setup_pat_entries’:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:887: warning:
comparison between signed and unsigned
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function
‘__nv_restore_pat_entries’:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:913: warning:
comparison between signed and unsigned
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function
‘nv_kern_cpu_callback’:
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1239: warning
: comparison between signed and unsigned
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1242: error:
too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1246: warning
: comparison between signed and unsigned
/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:1249: error:
too many arguments to function ‘smp_call_function’
make[3]: *** [/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o
] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz6197/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1/usr/src
/nv] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
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.


If anyone could help with this problem, that would be amazing. Thanks.

ubergunner86
January 29th, 2009, 11:48 PM
let me know if this works 4 u, this card used to work with previous ubuntu versions, i installed intrepid and its not working either, You can run the screens and resolutions program but its kinda hidden in the latest ubuntus, I did it and there was a performance impact.

hope to hear from you.

Hey thanks for your advice, but that was one of the first things I tried. I know that without proper drivers that the video card will not function properly, that is why I am currently using low resolutions (800x600 at the moment). In addition, I tried using other resolutions, and surprisingly the computer even functioned better at higher resolutions, but the screen was still fuzzing just as much as the 800x600. I'd rather not try and burn out the card/monitor and keep it low res until i can get my driver working properly.

ubergunner86
January 29th, 2009, 11:52 PM
try installing the drivers from nvidia themselves (they have their own drivers too)

make sure youve remove envyng before you do that or your ubuntu will have two drivers with the same name (which won't be good)

then add this line(s) to xorg.conf


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection


Hey thanks for the tip, but I tried installing the driver and it did not load properly. I have the log file listed above, I just don't know how to go about fixing the problem, as the log means nothing to me at the moment...