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fester225
August 24th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Lucid 10.04

"You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig' as root), and restart the X server."

Yes, I know. This problem has been posted to death, but now I've got it.

The nvidia-installer.log provides the following;

Kernel messages:
[ 15.006099] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 280.13, but
[ 15.006100] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 195.36.24. Please
[ 15.006101] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
[ 15.006102] NVRM: components have the same version.


What is Nvidia's idea of a kernel? How do I install what it wants?

papibe
August 24th, 2011, 12:48 AM
How did you install the proprietary Nvidia driver? From the Hardware drivers or from a Nvidia's site download?

Regards.

fester225
August 24th, 2011, 01:12 AM
How did you install the proprietary Nvidia driver? From the Hardware drivers or from a Nvidia's site download?

Regards.


I downloaded the driver from the website, and loaded it from a command line.

papibe
August 24th, 2011, 01:25 AM
That requires a little more attention to your updates. Every time you upgrade your kernel, the nvidia driver may stop working and you'll have to fixed manually.

Here's a helpful thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=835573&highlight=nvidia+kernel) that can guide you to do that.

If don't want the hassle, or don't feel competent enough to keep up with that, I would recommend to install the driver maintained by Ubuntu (from the Hardware drivers). You would have to uninstall the one you have first.

Regards.