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Old 05-02-07, 06:45 PM   #13
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Default Re: Nvidia Drivers Stop Working After Reboot

You need to run the purge command as documented. No part of the procedure is optional.
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Old 05-02-07, 07:00 PM   #14
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Hi!

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$ sudo apt-get remove nvifia-glx --purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package nvifia-glx
Please advice,
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Old 05-02-07, 07:01 PM   #15
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Oops:
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$ sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx --purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package nvidia-glx is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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Old 05-02-07, 09:35 PM   #16
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Its too late to try & purge it once its already been removed. Try deleting /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx, and if that doesn't help, you should reinstall the package and remove it per the instructions.
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Old 05-05-07, 01:59 PM   #17
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Hi!

I didn't have /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx .
I did install and remove with --purge.
Still doesn't work.

We have to solve this problem from the current situation.
Please tell me what files do you need me to send and I'll send them.
I can uninstall and install whatever you tell me as well.

thanx,
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Old 05-08-07, 09:50 AM   #18
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You should reinstall the package and remove it per the instructions.
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Old 05-10-07, 12:23 AM   #19
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Hi!

I did reinstall and remove as written in the instructions.
Still, the driver does not load after the reboot.
I need to install it again manually after each restart.

I believe it's something with the kernel modules.

Any other ideas?

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Old 05-10-07, 06:51 AM   #20
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(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
After reboot, when it is not working run
ls -l /dev/ > not_working

After reinstallation of the driver run
ls -l /dev/ > working

Now compare the not_working and working file. I guess that udev does not generate the device files.
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Old 05-10-07, 03:55 PM   #21
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For me that issue was resolved by adding

mknod nvidia0 c 195 0
mknod nvidiactl c 195 255

to my startup scripts.
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Old 05-12-07, 02:33 PM   #22
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metaltux: thank you,
I did not find any difference between the two outputs.

To which startup script should I add those commands?
(I am using Ubuntu Feisty)

Thank you!

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Old 05-12-07, 02:55 PM   #23
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I created an own script. Its located in:
/etc/init.d/nvidia

and contains:
#!/bin/bash
modprobe nvidia
mknod /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0
mknod /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255

Make sure it is executable (chmod +x /etc/init.d/nvidia).
Then it must be executed during startup. Therefore create a link like this:
ln -s /etc/init.d/nvidia /etc/rc2.d/S98nvidia

98 must be a number lower than the one that is used to start X (on my debian system X is started with kdm and number 99). rc2 is for runlevel 2. Create that link for every runlevel you need it (usualy the default one, see /etc/inittab). If you are not familiar with UNIX runlevels and the links in rc?.d directories, you should read some book about Linux first.

BTW if you want to purge a package which has already been removed use aptitude:
aptitude purge nvidia-glx
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Old 05-16-07, 08:40 PM   #24
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Hi, I just solved a same problem on my machine.. I think that may caused from some thing in the kernel 2.6.20-15-386 or the restrict module support to i386 kernel. When I switch to 2.6.20-15-generic, remove and reinstall the driver(using the driver from nvidia not from Ubuntu).. Things go on well after reboot.
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