View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem driver nvidia 10.04 xorg.conf

March 4th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Before, everything worked properly. But the latest update has caused an error... :frown:

Laptop Model: N51V
Features: Intel Core 2 Duo - NVIDIA GeForce 240M GT
Ubuntu Version: 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx version -

Successfully install the graphics drivers.
If I install the drivers, in the beginning goes into a loop before reaching the login (alternating between code and logo of nvidia).

As a patch to load the OS. I deleted the contents of the folder / etc/X11 and I have copied the data from a live cd.
This allows me to access directly. But I haven't the maximum resolution and I have no 3D 3D acceleration.
In addition, once I log while loading the desktop can see the following message:


I tested methods:

1. I uninstall everything related to nvidia
- In synaptic uninstall everything nvidia starts.
- In console:
sudo apt-get - purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
sudo apt-get - purge remove nvidia *
sudo nvidia-uninstall
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.36.run - uninstall

- In the / etc/X11 / delete the xorg.conf

2. Disclaimer official website driver "NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M for linux32"
- NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.36.run

3. I tried installing the drivers in 2 ways:
A. - Closing session. In the login screen press Ctrl + Alt + F1.
- In console:
sudo service gdm stop
su - (enter as root)
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.36.run
- Install without error

B. - I create a file "instalar_NVIDIA" in writing:
# / Bin / sh
gdm stop
bash NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.36.run
gdm start

Restart the OS. I choose the second option (recovery) rootnet
And I write: sh instalar_NVIDIA
- Install without error

When installation has completed, says:

"Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to update your X configuration Automatically
That file so the NVIDIA X driver will be Used When you restart X?
Any pre-existing X configuration file will have backed up.
[YES] [NO]

Select "YES" to be set automatically:

"Your X configuration file has Been Successfully updated.
Accelented Installation of the NVIDIA Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 (version: 260.19.30) is complete. "

If "NO":

"Installation of the NVIDIA Graphics Driver for Linux Accelented-x86 (version: 260.19.30) is complete.
Please update your XF86Config or xorg.conf file as Appropriate;
see the file usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt for details. "

The xorg.conf file generated:

* In any case to restart when it shows the nvidia logo go back ..
Sign in loop showing these 2 screenshots:
loop: http://img717.imageshack.us/i/bucle1.jpg/ and http://img638.imageshack.us/i/bucle2.jpg/

What I can do to install it correctly?

March 5th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Are there any clues in output of:


or in log file

You have the correct kernel headers packages ?

March 5th, 2011, 05:55 AM
Hi! Thanks for answering.


LOG FILE /var/log/Xorg.0.log

My current file xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "vesa"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

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

I just do this:

ephram@STRIKE:~$ sudo apt-get update
ephram@STRIKE:~$ apt-cache search linux-headers-$(uname -r)
linux-headers-2.6.32-29-generic - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.32 on x86/x86_64
linux-headers-2.6.32-29-generic-pae - Linux kernel headers for version 2.6.32 on x86
ephram@STRIKE:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias
Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho
linux-headers-2.6.32-29-generic ya está en su versión más reciente.
0 actualizados, 0 se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 0 no actualizados.

Full results of the command "sudo apt-get update": http://paste.ideaslabs.com/show/vf3nZe3IXI

I understand that the headers are correct. Is this correct?

March 5th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Having same problem after recent update. Tried the same ctrl alt f1 method and same results.

March 5th, 2011, 11:22 PM
any solution?

March 8th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Sorry. I don't see any errors in the dmesg or Xorg.0.log files..

The xorg.conf file posted can not be actually used because you are not loading the vesa driver.

The xorg.conf generated by the nvidia installer looks better..

If this problem was caused by an update you may have to force an older version of something..

I always try to update video drivers on a different reboot cycle to kernel updates..
I'm running same kernel version (64 bit) graphics driver & GPU CPU okay.

Try an external mouse/keyboard & disable the touchpad ?