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Old 01-02-06, 07:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: 1.0-8178_problems_with_X

Originally Posted by soze

-I also had the kernel source and header files installed, keep em that way.
-the uninstall part is entirely up to you, if you have 7667, by all means --uninstall it with the 7667 installer, or you could just install 8178 which will perform the uninstall automaticaly. What matters is that you've removed the linux-restricted-modules and nvidia-glx, this is the key.
Either use synaptic(i think it was Kynaptic in KDE) or in the terminal/Konsole type this command: sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-glx linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r`. Type the 'uname -r' command to get your exact kernel version, in example my output is "2.6.12-10-386", so i would have to: 'apt-get --purge remove linux-restricted-modules-2.6.12-10-386'
Once you've removed this you can go ahead and upgrade to 8178 and it should work. It does for me anyway.
So, I manage to uninstall 7667 from Ubuntu 5.10 and "succesfully" installed 8178 but when I reboot it won't start X, it keeps me on a tty login screen, I try startx with no much help from Xorg.log, but if I reinstall 8178 I get X to start without problem, but on the next reboot ... it starts all over again... Any clues?? I'm I missing something??
Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger 64bits
PNY Geforce 6200 256MB AGP 8x VGA Dvi Svid HDtv Breakout Pod
AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ (Socket 754)
MOBO Gigabyte GA-K8NS nForce3
RAM 1Gb DDR400
Kernel: Linux ubuntu 2.6.12-10-amd64-k8 #1 Thu Dec 22 11:12:06 UTC 2005 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Nvidia Driver: 8178 64bits
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