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Old 05-26-09, 09:34 AM   #17
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

Originally Posted by NvFuchs View Post
Thanks. The bug report is a bit strange, he uses the nvidia provided OpenGL Module, but not the nvidia driver.

It seems that he is missing some parts in the xorg.conf, and falls back to a default (vesa) due to that.

Could you try to create a new xorg.conf with the

sudo nvidia-xconfig


Kind regards

In process of rebooting, will forward next batch of error logs and will try what you asked. When I looked I could not find an xorg.conf file
Post reboot:
Errors on screen:
(EE) NVIDIA(0) Failed to load the NVIDIA Kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0) ***Aborting***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

I am clicking on OK button

My options are now to
1 Run Ubuntu in low-graphics mode for just one session
2 Reconfigure graphics
3 Troubleshoot the error
4 Exit to console login

This is where I was before and I ended up reloading the OS to get a usable system.

I am going with option 1.

Screen now says:
"There already appears to e an X server running on display :0. Should another display number be tried? Answering no will cause GDM to attempt starting the server on :0 again."

I know this will not work.

"(You can change consoles by pressing Ctrl-Alt plus a function key, such as Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go to console 7. Xervers usually run on consoles 7 and higher."
<yes> <no>
based on past experiance I will switch to anohter console now, by clicking on <yes>.
The system responds with:
The specified display number was busy, so this server was started on display :1.
I clicked on <OK>

Got login GUI, logged-in and got low resolution 800x600 Ubuntu desktop.
I opened a terminal window and ran nvidia-xconfig and am rebooting now.
Once the reboot is done

reboot faster than I thought, More errors on the screen:
(EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA Kernal module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none havea usable configuration
I will click on OK and then I will bring up FF on the ubuntu system and send more details and log files.
(from my windows pc)

Is this too much detail?

Ubuntu Server 9.04, Jaunty
Sparkle Nvidia GeForce 1024MB 9400 GT (PCI)
Tyan Thunder h200M S3992G3NR
(onboard ATI graphics Disabled)
Dual AMD Opteron 2218 processors
24 GB of main Memory
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