View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing nVidia GeForce FX 5200 on 2.6.30 kernel

July 13th, 2009, 03:22 PM

I'm trying to learn a bit about the kernel, have compiled and installed kernel 2.6.30 from source (Ubuntu 9.04, fully updated).

I have an nVidia GeForce FX5200 that works perfectly with 2.6.28, but I can't get the drivers installed on the 2.6.30 kernel.

Here's what I've done:

Downloaded the module's source from nVidia (version 173.14.20)
sh <file> -x (to extract only)
make module
make install
Everything makes and installs without error

However, when I try to enable "Extra" Visual Effects, an error is returned, "Desktop effects could not be enabled."

Minimum requirements for the module is kernel 2.4.xx so I'm fine there. Is there anything else I'm missing? I've checked the bug reports, but the solutions don't seem to work for me.


July 13th, 2009, 05:45 PM
It would probably be easier to run the sh file with the -K option as root.