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Snowlord 06-02-07 10:28 AM

nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
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Hey guys,

this is my first post, and I hope someone can help me ;-)

I've got a huge problem with those nvidia drivers on my Kubuntu 7.04 (AMD64)! As soon as I've installed them (no matter if i used apt-get, envy or so) after rebooting, the screen just turns black after the loading screen. Sometimes there are some weird colored stripes over the screen, but usually not. As soon as I change the driver back to "nv" in the xorg.conf everything works fine again!

Oh, and I'm using an LCD-TV (via DVI) on my nVidia 7900GT (PCIe)

thanks for any help,
Snowlord

P.S. generating a nvidia-bug-report.log didn't work... because of those stripes on the screen I can't see what I'm doing ... don't know if it helps if I post one with the "nv" driver active either...

zander 06-02-07 10:39 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
Please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490.

Snowlord 06-02-07 11:12 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
everything is installed as said there :headexplode:

zander 06-02-07 11:45 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
Did you follow the nvidia-glx script and the linux-restricted-modules instructions?

Snowlord 06-02-07 12:24 PM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
I uninstalled nvidia-glx with the --purge option and uninstalled the linux-restricted-modules(-common) packages ...

how should i reinstall them in your opinion?

grey_1 06-02-07 02:31 PM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
Just a quick bit..

I still had to manually edit linux-restricted-modules-common to include "nv".

This was after following the instructions as well.

Snowlord 06-03-07 04:41 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
And how did you do that? Hope it helps me!

grey_1 06-03-07 07:49 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowlord
And how did you do that? Hope it helps me!

In a terminal "sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common" minus quotes of course.

Then per zanders instructions..
Quote:

If you use Ubuntu, please also ensure that the linux-restricted-modules or linux-restricted-modules-common packages have been uninstalled. Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules or /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common configuration file and disable the NVIDIA linux-restricted kernel modules (nvidia, nvidia_legacy) via:

DISABLED_MODULES="nv"
Side note, I wound up going with 32bit after all. maybe you'll have better luck.

Snowlord 06-03-07 05:04 PM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
OK ... I uninstalled those packages yesterday, so it makes no sense after all O_o sorry if I'm such a n00b ^^

Is there a way to change 64-bit to 32-bit without loosing any files etc?

ubuntu-user 06-04-07 02:00 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
There is a small glitch that prevents the nvidia.ko module from being loaded.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...20/+bug/106217
Quote:

So I decided to remove the ubuntu packages and install the binary package from Nvidia's web site. I dowloaded version ...9631 , which is not the newest one, but is the latest to suport my chipset. And after instaling it successfully it didn't work.

I've found out that "modprobe nvidia" causes /sbin/lrm-video to run and check whether there is a file "/lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia_new_installed". It so happens that this file existed (it was still there!) even though I had already removed the package "nvidia-glx-new" that had been installed at first.

I deleted this file and now the driver version 9631 works and I believe that installing the deb package for nvidia-glx would work too.
It works for me, should work for you too. :)

Snowlord 06-04-07 08:23 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
The module is loaded correctly, but it seems to have a problem finding my screen :s

netllama 06-04-07 09:56 AM

Re: nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64
 
Snowlord,
If you want further assistance, you need to read and follow all the sticky posts.


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