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    Question Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    When I used Gutsy I had to remove the nvidia drivers installaed with apt and instead install the ones found on nvidias site. This because I needed the latest version for my GeForce 8800 GT.

    Now with Hardy, I can use the apt drivers but I can't get it to work.

    I have tried installing manually:

    nvidia-glx-new

    I have tried Envy.

    Nothing works besides using the script from Nvidias site.

    How do I reset everyting so it's the way it was menat to be in Hardy?

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    Did you try the newest version of Envy called EnvyNG? The old version doesn't work with Hardy from what I understand.

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    Quote Originally Posted by zooounds View Post
    When I used Gutsy I had to remove the nvidia drivers installaed with apt and instead install the ones found on nvidias site. This because I needed the latest version for my GeForce 8800 GT.

    Now with Hardy, I can use the apt drivers but I can't get it to work.
    I have tried installing manually: nvidia-glx-new I have tried Envy. Nothing works besides using the script from Nvidias site. How do I reset everyting so it's the way it was menat to be in Hardy?
    There is a nvida manual for ubuntu and how to do this.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual

    First ensure you donwnload the latest driver from nvidia.
    Open a console and type :
    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
    sudo apt-get uninstall --purge nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    To backup your xorg config file, and remove the restriced drivers (necessary).

    Then open a console and type :-
    (one of the following to download the kernel headers)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-386 
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    depending on which kernel you are using type uname -r to find out which kernel you are using.

    Then open a console and type :-
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
    sudo sh NVIDIA*
    // Answer the most likely answers
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    to run the shell script from nvidia and re-start gdm, change this to kdm if you are using kdm and the desktop manager.

    This is all from memory try https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual
    for a more authoratitive report.

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    The new version wasn't so hot, either, though it did get updated this morning...

    http://www.albertomilone.com/envyfaq.html#A

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    Quote Originally Posted by Lantesh View Post
    Did you try the newest version of Envy called EnvyNG? The old version doesn't work with Hardy from what I understand.
    I did

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    Quote Originally Posted by martrn View Post
    There is a nvida manual for ubuntu and how to do this.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual

    First ensure you donwnload the latest driver from nvidia.
    Open a console and type :
    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
    sudo apt-get uninstall --purge nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    To backup your xorg config file, and remove the restriced drivers (necessary).

    Then open a console and type :-
    (one of the following to download the kernel headers)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-386 
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-server
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    depending on which kernel you are using type uname -r to find out which kernel you are using.

    Then open a console and type :-
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
    sudo sh NVIDIA*
    // Answer the most likely answers
    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
    to run the shell script from nvidia and re-start gdm, change this to kdm if you are using kdm and the desktop manager.

    This is all from memory try https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual
    for a more authoratitive report.
    Here you answere the opposit of my question.

    I WANT to use the ubuntu package and not any file downloaded from the nvidia site.

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    The hing is that I think the nvidia install script has left some files in my filetree that make it impossible to use the package nvidia-glx-new.

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    1. Change your driver to "nv" in xorg.conf
    2. Install envy and run it. There is an option in its main menu to uninstall nvidia driver.
    3. Reboot.
    4. Now install the driver from System -> Admin -> Hardware Drivers
    or
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    If you install from command line, be sure to enable it in xorg.conf

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    Re: Remove custom nvidia driver installation and use the "right" way

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkeerthi View Post
    1. Change your driver to "nv" in xorg.conf
    2. Install envy and run it. There is an option in its main menu to uninstall nvidia driver.
    3. Reboot.
    4. Now install the driver from System -> Admin -> Hardware Drivers
    or
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-new nvidia-settings
    If you install from command line, be sure to enable it in xorg.conf
    None of these ways work. Hardware drivers show no Nvidia at all.
    I'm wirting that above. I'm searching for a way to remove any trace from nvidia drivers installed with apt and/or the nvidia installer.

    When I think your suggestionwill work.

    X says there is no valid nvidia driver.
    Last edited by zooounds; April 24th, 2008 at 11:34 AM.

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