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Old 04-08-08, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Geforce 8800gt alpha dog Low res on Hardy Heron

Hi!
Im running Hardy Heron and under native ubuntu drivers i get 1440x900 but without acceleration.
If i install envy-ng, ubuntu detects low resolution mode 800x600
If i try to install the driver manually, the installer says something like this :

"The compiler used to compile the kernel (gcc 4.1) does not exactly match the
current compiler (gcc 4.2). The Linux 2.6 kernel module loader rejects kernel
modules built with a version of gcc that does not exactly match that of the
compiler used to build the running kernel
."

If i try sudo apt-get install gcc , i got the latest version.

See my post in https://bugs.launchpad.net/envy/+bug/210471

Thanks.
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Old 04-08-08, 07:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Geforce 8800gt alpha dog Low res on Hardy Heron

You may need to update your kernal. Or possibly down grade your version of gcc to 4.1. Which ever the case, they need to match to compile the nvidia driver. In fedora I would use 'sudo yum update kernal'. I know with fedora I can do a system update with 'sudo yum update' and that would typically fix problems like you are having...however there may be some side effects. I haven't experiance any the last 3 or 4 time I've performed the action though.
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Old 04-09-08, 01:52 AM   #3
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And in ubuntu, how update the gcc version?
Is this my problem or it will be possibly fixed in the final release of hardy heron?

Please help.
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Old 04-09-08, 04:47 AM   #4
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Default Re: Geforce 8800gt alpha dog Low res on Hardy Heron

Hello blindway, my advice is not to install the nvidia driver manually. Hardy is still under heavy development (about 50 daily updates) and one of this update will mess up your your xserver. Instead I wonder why you didn't install the restricted modules that come with Ubuntu. The newest nividia driver (169.12) is included and works perfectly on my system. Sometimes there are problems with the modes supported by the monitor, but I managed to solve this problems so far by editing xorg.conf. What happens exactly when you install the restricted drivers?
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Old 04-10-08, 10:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Geforce 8800gt alpha dog Low res on Hardy Heron

When i try to install the restricted drivers, i suppose u are talking about this :

"sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new or nvidia-glx"

After reboot resolution sets to 800x600 and no acceleration.
Exactly the same problem if i install the driver using envy-ng in normal or manual mode.

Some people recommend me to wait final release but i know this card runs perfectly on hardy 'cause i see it in forums and chats.
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Old 04-10-08, 02:56 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blindway
When i try to install the restricted drivers, i suppose u are talking about this

"sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new or nvidia-glx"

After reboot resolution sets to 800x600 and no acceleration.
yup...but when you do that you have to open the restricted drivers manager to enable the nvidia driver.
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Old 04-10-08, 06:00 PM   #7
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Hardy calls to restricted-manager "jockey-gtk" and when i run it nothing appears inside window
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Old 04-11-08, 03:41 AM   #8
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Default Re: Geforce 8800gt alpha dog Low res on Hardy Heron

Please check in synaptic if the linux-restricted-modules pakets (there are 3: common, generic, 2.6.24-15-generic) are installed. Otherwise install them, or reinstall them anyway to be sure. I made the experience, that after a kernel update, the restricted modules have to be installed(or reinstalled) as the last ones.
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Old 04-11-08, 06:18 AM   #9
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Hardy calls to restricted-manager "jockey-gtk" and when i run it nothing appears inside window
hmm...have you tried running it from the menu?...it might need certain arguments to be passed
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Old 04-12-08, 06:34 AM   #10
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Those restricted modules u say are installed in synaptic ok.
I've tried a clean installation of nvidia-glx :

- i run glxinfo

"name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)"

- direct rendering no 'cause nvidia-glx-new isnt installed , then here i go :

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias
Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho
Paquetes sugeridos:
nvidia-new-kernel-source nvidia-settings
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes NUEVOS:
nvidia-glx-new
0 actualizados, 1 se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 0 no actualizados.
Se necesita descargar 0B/11,7MB de archivos.
Se utilizarán 33,5MB de espacio de disco adicional después de desempaquetar.
AVISO: ¡No se han podido autenticar los siguientes paquetes!
nvidia-glx-new
¿Instalar estos paquetes sin verificación [s/N]? s
Seleccionando el paquete nvidia-glx-new previamente no seleccionado.
(Leyendo la base de datos ...
208658 ficheros y directorios instalados actualmente.)
Desempaquetando nvidia-glx-new (de .../nvidia-glx-new_169.12+2.6.24.500-500.23~envy_amd64.deb) ...
Configurando nvidia-glx-new (169.12+2.6.24.500-500.23~envy) ...

Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

sudo apt-get install nvidia-new-kernel-source
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias
Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes NUEVOS:
nvidia-new-kernel-source
0 actualizados, 1 se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 0 no actualizados.
Se necesita descargar 0B/2903kB de archivos.
Se utilizarán 11,7MB de espacio de disco adicional después de desempaquetar.
AVISO: ¡No se han podido autenticar los siguientes paquetes!
nvidia-new-kernel-source
¿Instalar estos paquetes sin verificación [s/N]? s
Seleccionando el paquete nvidia-new-kernel-source previamente no seleccionado.
(Leyendo la base de datos ...
208717 ficheros y directorios instalados actualmente.)
Desempaquetando nvidia-new-kernel-source (de .../nvidia-new-kernel-source_169.12+2.6.24.500-500.23~envy_amd64.deb) ...
Configurando nvidia-new-kernel-source (169.12+2.6.24.500-500.23~envy) ...
Adding Module to DKMS build system
Doing initial module build

Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.22-14-generic cannot be found at
/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/build or /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/source.

Installing initial module

Error! Could not locate nvidia.ko for module nvidia in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (x86_64) first.


Is this the error? how can i fix it please?
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Old 04-12-08, 08:32 AM   #11
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hmm...check whether you have dkms installed and whether you have nvidia-kernel-source installed. Also to be safer uninstall envy and try the ubuntu supplied drivers. Also upgrade your kernel, any particular reason why you're using 2.6.22 instead of 2.6.24?
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Hmm.. U are using the Gutsy kernel. Why?? The actual kernel for Hardy is 2.6.24-16.

Edit: I allmost repedet txf's messgage.. sorry
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