Nvidia 8600GT on Dell Inspiron 1520 / start in tty1 login console mode
I tried most methods suggested on many sites to install drivers
## through the additional driver panel only
## through the Nvidia.run file I downloaded
## through the terminal using apt-get
all failed to start ubuntu gui it takes me to the console login and I noticed it says "saned disabled" edit /etc/..something..
this problem made me install ubuntu again three times and every time I activate the driver then install the driver Nvidia.run or through apt-get and both leads to a black screen tty1 login
so what to do now I installed and removed many things and I won't reinstall ubuntu again
Also I typed compiz and this came on
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
compiz (core) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :1.0
Launching fallback window manager
please help I wan't to install properly so that I can start normally and enable the extra visual effects and the custom effects
Please elaborate the steps clearly
when I enter nvidia-settings : server X opens and says
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server
when i enter nvidia-xconfig as root and restart nothing happens
and when I enter:
nvidia-detector it says none
Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 260.19.21,
but this NVIDIA driver component has version 260.19.29. Please make
sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components
have the same version.
Failed to allocate an RM client
Could not allocate resources!
root@ubuntu:/home/sherbieny# apt-get update kernel
E: The update command takes no arguments
A new and very exciting error everyone
now also the windows 7 that I have besides linux has also crashed and cannot open the login window hahahahahahahahahah I don't know whats happening all I know is that few hours ago I logged in to windows normally now I cannot login to either one of them and the funny part is: I'm working on my thesis on this computer and I cannot work anymore and I'm supposed to meet with the professor on monday hahahahahhahahah
Re: Nvidia 8600GT on Dell Inspiron 1520 / start in tty1 login console mode
It is not recommended to mix distribution packages and the nvidia binary installer, as they can conflict with each other. Unless you really know how to manually fix things, do not attempt to use the .bin and stay with the distribution packages.
If you want to upgrade a specific package, you use "install" instead:
For your NVIDIA problem: first, I'd prevent Ubuntu to load the Nouveau driver - some of the messages in your attached logs seem to suggest it may have been active. Edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf :
Second, reconfigure X to use the VESA driver and see if it starts - for this, you need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
I'd also suggest trying to remove any unnecessary line in xorg.conf - current versions of X do a good job at auto-detecting hardware. For reference, here is what my xorg.conf looks like on my laptop:
To recover your Windows 7, I'd suggest using the repair functions available by booting from your Windows 7 installation disk.
Hope this helps!
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