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    Question Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Is it too much to ask. For the Ubuntu people to fix the NVIDIA driver problem that exists in 8.04,8.10, and 9.04beta.

    Currently I'm running Ubunto 8.04 X64 version. I installed a new video card. It is an PNY 8600GT 512MB. I went through the System->Administration->Hardware drivers. I activated the NDVidia hardware driver. Followed by a system reboot.

    Now. The system boots fine. Except when X attempts to start. All I get is a dark blank screen, with nothing else happening.

    I then have to reboot, into a fix mode, which I then select XFIX. Which essentially replaces the current xorg.conf, with a working version of this file.

    I have googled this problem. And. It seems like there are a myriad of solutions. None of which work for me.

    When is this problem finally going to be solved. I tried installing 8.10,
    as well as, 9.04. With identical results.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by thenewmexican View Post
    Is it too much to ask. For the Ubuntu people to fix the NVIDIA driver problem that exists in 8.04,8.10, and 9.04beta.
    Well, Canonical can't fix proprietary drivers. You're asking the wrong people
    complain to Nvidia


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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    i update to the latest nvidia proprietary prereleases for 64 bit Ubuntu 8.10 and nvidia 9600GT, 180.41 currently, from www.avenard.org (third party software source "deb http://www.avenard.org/files/ubuntu-repos release/")using System-->Administration-->Synaptic Package Manager. i am not sure which programs are needed so i install all six provided:
    nvidia-180-libvdpau
    nvidia-180-libvdpau-dev
    nvidia-180-modaliases
    nvidia-180-kernel-source
    nvidia-glx-180
    nvidia-glx-180-dev

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by norwoods View Post
    nvidia-glx-180
    This is the one you want. Installing that should install all the others that are necessary as well.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by thenewmexican View Post
    Is it too much to ask. For the Ubuntu people to fix the NVIDIA driver problem that exists in 8.04,8.10, and 9.04beta.
    The answer would be yes, it is too much to ask that the Ubuntu people fix the Nvidia problem. As you see your question even defines why it is too much to ask. It isn't an ubuntu problem, it's an nvidia problem.

    There are people who might be able to help make your nvidia card, since it sounds like it doesn't, but none of us can fix it. Only nvidia can.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Have you tried getting latest Nvidia drivers from:
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    Have a good read of the instuctions and any faqs, readme etc. Lots of things can go wrong.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Thanks to all for the input.
    I have downloaded and installed the most recent NVIDIA drivers.
    Dated. Today. March 30, 2009.

    I still get the same result.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Were there errors? Did the install think it was successful?
    Immediately after re-boot, post:
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    /var/log/syslog

    Post output from:
    tail -200 messsages
    glxinfo

    What you are probably experiencing is a conflict between different drivers. When googling for your problem, see if anyone fixed this by blacklisting a module. This may apply to you.

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Yes. Houston we have a problem. Here are the relevant parts of
    Xorg.0.log

    (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) NVIDIA(0): enabled.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
    (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    And. Also. syslog

    Mar 30 19:09:54 localhost kernel: [ 73.307209] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 6, PE0001
    Mar 30 19:09:54 localhost kernel: [ 73.307788] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:54 localhost kernel: [ 73.307806] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:54 localhost kernel: [ 73.312770] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 43, CMDre 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000001 00000001

    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: ap 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.368011] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.368043] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.370494] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.370526] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.372978] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!
    Mar 30 19:09:57 localhost kernel: [ 74.373010] NVRM: os_map_kernel_space: can't map 0xe0100000, invalid context!

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    Re: Is it too much to Ask. NVIDIA driver problem.

    Can you post the output of:

    lspci

    This command lists connected pci devices.

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