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:
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 9400"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
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?)