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Old 05-29-09, 03:29 AM   #33
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Default Re: unable to make Nvidia drivers work.

Originally Posted by smk View Post
I ran these from my home directory

modinfo: could not find module nvidia.
Either the packages provided by this repo are broken, you did not install all the packages needed (might be that the kernel module is in a different package, but in my opinion then there should be a dependency on it) or something went wrong during the installation

No output in the terminal window, just came back to the prompt.

Seems like I must have messed up big time somehow.

Well, yes. But it doesn't have to be your fault.
It might as well be a problem with the repo.

In fact I guess the best thing would be to:

1) Remove the repos
2) Remove all manually installed drivers, including those from the repo
3) Find a good repository on the net with a more recent driver and with sane packages (I am quite sure that an Ubuntu Forum can provide you some)
4) Install a recent driver from this repo
5) retry

I am sorry that you have such a hard time installing the drivers, this should usually not be the case.

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