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Old 04-12-09, 04:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy help! 9400 GT not working with 180.44


I am running ubuntu 8.10 with the latest kernel 2.6.27-11-generic with a MSI Nvidia 9400 GT graphics card. When starting the X server, I get the error:

NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:3:0:0.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
(EE) NVIDIA(0): additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
and I am forced to use low-graphics mode. I have been struggling with this problem for weeks. I searched the forums and found one thread talking about "noapic", and I tried adding that to my grub line, but it didn't work. I have also tried the older 173 driver and the newer 185 driver, with no luck.

here is my xorg.conf file:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 9400"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
can someone please help???

thanks very much.


ps: I would post the nvidia-bug-report.log file but it is 212 kb and the max attachment size is 139 kb. (is this some sort of cruel joke?)

Last edited by jt_04; 04-12-09 at 05:28 PM. Reason: added xorg.conf
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