This procedure worked on both Lucid & Maverick when nothings else would.
What started me on this path was after installing the nVidia drivers using Ubuntu method , GDM kept failing to start. 1 out of 5 times it would work.
In a last hitch effort I tried this method. It worked perfectly. It worked so well I used the same method on Maverick and it too works perfect.
As of this writing I'm current with NVIDIA Driver Version: 256.53
This is on a GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. Some older hardware won't work with the current version. the nVidia web site will show which ones work.
Thank you Andy!
Both howto´s didnt work for me. I´m on lucid 64bit. I tried everything step by step, didnt get an error along the way, but in the end there still is the complain about the .ko
I reversed all blacklisting stuff and installed the old nvidia-drivers again, but now the "hardware-drivers" app doesnt show any more drivers and claims the installed driver as "not activated" - which is definitely not true.
I really need the recent nvidia drivers for opencl features, but dont know what to try next....
p.s.: just a vage guess, could the virtualbox stuff have some to do with it? I think I saw there some error on booting about virtualbox while I did the blacklisting.
(to be clear, ubuntu runs native with virtualbox installed)
If it works, then going forward you only need to update, then safe upgrade your package manager to install future updates.
I hope this helps.
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frak me, this worked perfectly in like under a minute!
Thanks a lot ratcheer!!
I install Nvidia manually and ok until MM upgraded.
On reboots now refresh always falls to 60 hz.
I have to set it to auto or 85 and click apply.
I tried pasting the xorg configuration into the xorg.conf file, save it and reboot but it always boots up to 60hz again.
So what can I do to make it keep that setting?
I've encountered a problem too, with my Nvidia GT 330m (i have an acer aspire 5745G with core i5)
i've posted my problem in this thread, but perhaps one of you guys can tell me what the problem is:
This is what i noticed
Thanks for your time.Code:[ 86.662] (EE) No devices detected. [ 86.662] Fatal server error: [ 86.662] no screens found [ 86.662]
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This was a painful process. It wasn't until I added the following to my
Ttat it worked:
Note that this has a few more things in it than the original post.
Credit for this goes here.
Note that I had to ssh into my box in order to complete most of those steps since some of those early steps caused the screen to go black when using my built-in graphics card. But the machine was still running so I could ssh into it and get things done. (The problem that I was having is that if I plugged in my GeForce card the machine wouldn't even start up all the way. So I had to do all of this without the GeForce plugged in.)
But thank you thank you for figuring this out.
Last edited by Quadari; September 25th, 2010 at 07:43 AM.
Thanks andyboy and all those who have contributed to this thread.
I am about to install nvidia drivers using the steps here. But before that I just need to know.
Do we have to give 'nomodeset' to grub even if the new driver is installed and working fine? Is nomodeset anyway related to graphics drivers?
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