I am in trouble again, so who else would I ask for assistance?
My Vista machine, with Ubuntu 11.10, you helped me with before, is still AOK; or it was last time I looked; the problem this time is my Win7 machine which has Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10 on it.
Problems started with Microsoft reporting several crashes involving Nvidia but not offering any solutions. I reinstalled a previous Windows driver. But that did no good, so in the end I fitted a new video card ; a GeForce GT520 replacing the GeForce G210. At that stage there had been no signs of difficulty in either Linux system.
However, though the new card operates OK in Windows, neither version of Ubuntu runs properly.
Ubuntu 10.10 2.6.35-31-generic goes from the grub menu to a black screen for about 30 seconds, then shows the Ubuntu Logo screen with the row of red dots, then some text flashes to a black screen with the tyy1 login prompt, first flashing, then stable.
Crtl+Alt+F7 gives a dozen lines of text ending with “ * Checking battery state...” and a cursor flashing on the extreme right edge of the screen, which does not respond to key strokes except Crtl+Alt+F1 / F2 / Del.
Afterlogging in on tty1:
Booting from the grub menu into a text mode terminal has similar effects after login:
Sudo service gdm start
gdm: Job already running.
Sudo service gdm stop
Sudo service gdm start
gdm: start/running, process 1505
The text screen flashes several times but has no effect on the F7 screen display.
After Running your Post 1 code things were worse and it freezes on the Ubuntu Logo screen.
Sudo service gdm start
Flashes the text screen several times with the 'Checking battery state' message being repeated each time, and then shows:
gdm: start/running, process 1448
I suspect the Internet connection was not made, but a further attempt gave similar results except that the error messages said:
sudo apt-get update
sudo nvidia-installer –uninstall
nvidia-installer Command not known
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-* removed along list of files.
sudo apt-get install 'uname -r' gave "package not found"
sudo apt-get install 2.6.35-31-generic ditto
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Could not resolve 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Unable to fetch some archives
sudo nvidia-xconfig gave error messages
sudo apt-get update gave: "version installed is the latest."
This looked pretty hopeless to me, so I tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 from a live CD. However, it insisted with a message saying: “No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.”
“something wicked happened resolving gb.archive.ubuntu.com:http (-5 – No address associated with hostname)”
How do I do that, and what should it be??
All I can see is an option to set “ Device for boot loader installation” and I have no idea what should be selected there.
My Windows boot is on sda1. The two Linux partitions are sdb6 and sdb8.
By default the device is set to /dev/sda ATA WDCWD10EARS-00y (1.0 TB).
I want to install it so that Ubuntu 10.10 is overwritten: should I format the partition??
Booting with Ubuntu 10.04 opened with a warning window saying:
and opened a 'low-graphics mode'.
“(EE) Failed to load module “Nvidia” ( module-specific error,0) No drivers available.”
As this version was no longer supported, I upgraded to 10.04.3 LTS v2.6.32-36-generic: but on rebooting the effect was the same.
I ran the same code,
After installing nvidia-current and running nvidia-xconfig, re-booting still gave the same no driver warning.
'nvidia-installer -uninstall' still returned: “command not found”
Sudo apt-get install 2.6.32-36-generic returned:" Package not found."
Should it be:
“Sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-36-generic “ ??
Which surprises me as it is a GeForce GT520 card.
sudo hwinfo –framebuffer
.... Model: “NVIDIA GF119 Board – 13100001”
Vendor: “NVIDIA Corporation”
Device: “GF119 Board -13100001”
sudo lspci | grep VGA
“ 01:00.0 VGA Compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1040 (rev a1)
Though Xorg X server log shows NVIDIA GLX module 195.36.24 being loaded, but not the Nvidia kernel module.
......(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
Installing nvidia kernel from synaptic package manager gave a warning message:
s WARNING: GdmDisplay: Unable to load file '/etc/gdm/custom.conf': No such file or directory. Maximum number of X display failures
Rebooting afterwards, gave the same warning.
” update-rc.d: warning: nvidia-kernal stop runlevel arguments (1) do not match LSB Default-stop values (none)”
I have tried several times to install nvidia-current but it fails each time. I have not tried the downloaded nvidia bin file method as I am not too sure of the procedure.
Can you suggest anything?
Chao! , bogan