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    Question NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    Hello

    After I installed Ubuntu 8.10 I quickly updated to Ubuntu 9.04 using the update ultility that Ubuntu has.

    I notice that my screen fliked and that my screen resolution is running at a minimun capacity. So, I visited the NVIDIA install help.

    After typing into the terminal window:
    lspci | grep -i
    I get this:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15)
    The thing is that when I go to:
    System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
    the window is totally blank.. no driver to be install what's so ever.

    So I went to NVIDIAMANUAL and I follow the instruction.

    When I got to line:
    preparing configuration files
    I notice that it tell me to change something in the section "Modules".
    The thing is that I don't even have the section "Module" in my xorg.conf file.
    I install the OS like 3 times and update to see if the problem solves but I still have the same issues.

    This is how my xorg.conf looks like:

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
        Driver        "vesa"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device        "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    is there a way to find my monitor(hitachi 755)+video card?
    Thanks.

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    FWIW, here is my xorg.conf. I also have an nvidia card and hitachi monitor.

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder62) Tue Mar 24 06:15:32 PST 2009

    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@crested) Sun Feb 1 20:25:37 UTC 2009
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Hitachi CM751"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 94.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 9400 GT"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "metamodes" "1280x1024_85 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    -merlin

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    Thanks for the quick reply...

    I copy and paste your xorg.conf into mine and restarted the PC. When I turn it on before the GUI could appear I got this error:

    Fata Error: No Screen Found
    Also

    Ubuntu running in low graphics mode
    The followinf error was encountered.
    You might need to update your configuration to solve this.

    (EE) No Device Detected
    LOL..., did I had to continue with the HOW TO after I copy and paste your code or did I did well?

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    You will have to edit my xorg.conf with the details about your monitor and card. I believe that is why you got the errors.

    Also, if you copied-and-pasted, then you may have some duplicate entries.
    -merlin

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinus View Post
    You will have to edit my xorg.conf with the details about your monitor and card. I believe that is why you got the errors.

    • not I make sure that the xorg.conf was totally blank before paste.
    • Wow, to change your settings to mine might require some background knowlege sucha s to know motherboard type etc... Is there a GUI interface out there or a command that can find and replace it for me?... To be honest if I do it myself I'll probably endup messing something..
    • How did you got your working... what was the procedure... I might follow it and get good results.

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    The only thing you need to change are the name and specs for your monitor, refresh rates, and the model of your nvidia card.

    These two sections should be the only ones needing editing. The info that will need changing is in red.

    I do not know if this will work for you, but running this command in a terminal brought up a graphical menu for configuring my card:

    Code:
    gksu nvidia-settings
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Hitachi CM751"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 94.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0

    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 9400 GT"
    EndSection
    -merlin

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    Hey.. I want to let you know how much I appreciate your help hope it continues till it totally fixes

    I replace this:

    BoardName "GeForce 9400 GT"

    with this:

    nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT]

    since its what shows when I type "lspci | grep -i nvidia"
    LOL..., I told ya ...

    OK.. I forgot to tell you... when I installed ubuntu and I went to:

    System->Preferences->Display

    It couldn't recognize the monitor.. it said "monitor: unknown", refresh rate 0HZ...

    ALSO...
    I am trying to use NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.06-pkg1.run which it gives me an error when I try to install it using it installer...

    Another question... With your vanta video card can you do some cool effects on the desktop?

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    My card is a geforce, and I can use all the compiz desktop effects.
    -merlin

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    so ammm.... I tried to change the names you told me to change and still no luck...
    what to do now?

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    Re: NVIDIA vanta / vanta LTinstall driver

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinus View Post
    My card is a geforce, and I can use all the compiz desktop effects.
    owesome... I hope I get there before I give up and change back to windows

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