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Old 08-03-07, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Ubuntu 7.04 and 8600GT

I am trying to install the Nvidia drivers provided for the a.m. video card on a Sony Vaio AR41S, with no luck.
The card doesn't like to work as a VGA so I am down to a command line interface.
When trying to sudo sh the Nvidia installer, it keeps telling me that the kernel interface is not installed and that the libc cannot be found.
When I try to apt-get install them, the system replies that both are there and up-to-date.
Any ideas please ?
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Old 08-03-07, 08:07 AM   #2
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Have you installed following the instructions here? http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 (under the ubuntu section). Oh and which driver are you installing? 100.14.11?

Ive had the 8600GT on my ASUS G1S running reasonably stable (until today, heh) with Gutsy (Tribe 3/Daily) - there were just too many other things which needed fixing under Feisty....however these are Alpha builds and things are broken on a regular basis so it may not be what you want.
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Old 08-03-07, 08:30 AM   #3
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Yes, the drivers are the last version, and yes I have followed the instructions on the post you have indicated...but still nothing proceeds.

I wanted the original nVidia drivers hoping to avoid too many traps, but so far I haven't even managed to install them...very frustrating
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Old 08-03-07, 09:01 AM   #4
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Did you install build-essential?
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Old 08-03-07, 09:12 AM   #5
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No, I haven't installed build-essential as my CD, which worked perfectly for the installation, doesn't seem to be recognized for that particular package. Is there a way to install it from th network ?
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Old 08-03-07, 09:15 AM   #6
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http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:F...a_repositories will get you started with the correct repos. Then you just "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`"
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Old 08-03-07, 09:33 AM   #7
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Ok, but what's the right repository for build-essential ?
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Old 08-03-07, 09:34 AM   #8
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Ok, but what's the right repository for build-essential ?
Main I believe.
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Old 08-04-07, 01:33 AM   #9
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Ok, sorted the missing files business and installed the proprietary nVidia drivers but my X sever still does not like it and refuses to start. Sigh
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Old 08-08-07, 12:37 AM   #10
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Anyone with a way forward, an idea, a hope, something ? It's very frustrating that my old laptop has a perfectly working linux system and the new one only Vista
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Old 08-08-07, 02:13 AM   #11
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Anyone with a way forward, an idea, a hope, something ? It's very frustrating that my old laptop has a perfectly working linux system and the new one only Vista
Maybe this thread helps you to resolve your problems.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94072

best wishes

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