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Bender9999 02-20-11 01:42 AM

Nvidia driver + Linux = error or black screen
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I have Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat fully updated and a nvidia geforce 9800 (not sure if there are any suffixes)
First i used the basic additional driver function installed the driver rebooted and got a black screen
Then i tried this but then i got an error message "The distribution-provided pre-install script failed!" any way im attaching the install log to this post hope you can help

dk75 02-20-11 04:17 AM

Re: Nvidia driver + Linux = error or black screen
This error is irrelevant - I have one too and live.

Whats more important, do you try installing nVidia driver while X server is still running and nouveu module is loaded? How unwise...

Reboot to recovery mode and install it from there (and configure xorg.conf with installer tools when prompted - unless you have your own good xorg.conf for nVidia).

And there is error for kernel sources configuration that's no good and need to be fixed.
Did you installed kernel-headers?
Did you followed sticky thread? http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

sudo apt-get build-dep nvidia-graphics-drivers

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