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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    9600 Issues

    I've tried several methods so far - Envy, and the drivers directly from Nvidia using guides such as this.

    Using the method in the linked article, I get dumped to low graphics mode after restarting GDM.

    The other issue is that my fan speed's locked at 100%, but I imagine it will become adaptive once the driver's running.

    Starting to wish I'd replaced my dead 8800 GTS 320 with a card of similar vintage.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Central Coast, California

    Re: 9600 Issues

    Are you following step number 7 in his guide? If you are, you might try not, and vice versa. Instead of restarting gdm directly, what if you do
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: 9600 Issues

    Tried that, no dice.

    This guide ended up getting my drivers working. Then I absent-mindedly rebooted after the kernel update and I'm down for the count again.

    Tried the exact same steps again (Retraced my steps based on terminal input, even.) to no avail.

    I've deleted /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx, /etc/init.d/nvidia-kernel and /lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia_new_installed, added DISABLED_MODULES="nv,nvidia-new" to /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common, exactly as the various guides tell me to do.

    My exact steps when installing the driver:
    /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (To get a clean xorg.conf to work with.)
    sh /home/swh/Desktop/
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf (Adding Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True" and Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True".)
    /etc/init.d/gdm start

    This causes the terminal to go blank, restore the text for 2-3 seconds three times, and then dump me into low graphics mode.

    Update: Huh. I guess repeating the whole process was undoing my progress, somehow. For kicks, I killed GDM and ran nvidia-xconfig, then started GDM back up. Nvidia drivers working just fine!
    Last edited by Deiz; May 28th, 2008 at 01:30 AM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006

    Re: 9600 Issues

    I had same problem as you describe on previous occasion. 9600GT

    So follow this exactly msg #430 and prob should resolve.

    You do what? Are you crazy!


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