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Old 09-05-11, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default 280.13 (kind of) installed on Ubuntu Lucid, no run

Running: Ubuntu Lucid

I managed to turn off X server so I could run the 280.13 .run program. Aside from the "pre-install script failed" at line 74" and the "mismatch" messages starting at line 490, everything seems fine at the end when I got "Your X configuration file has been successfully updated. Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 (version: 280.13) is now complete."

Now when I go to NVIDIA V Server Settings I get "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server." I've run nvidia-xconfig as root, and still get the same thing.

"15.006099] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 280.13, but
[ 15.006100] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 195.36.24. " makes me think I'm still actually running 195.36.24.

How do I get 280.13 to install/run properly?
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Old 09-06-11, 07:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: 280.13 (kind of) installed on Ubuntu Lucid, no run

Uninstall(Purge if it's from the package manager synaptic) 195.36.24 then install 280.13.
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Old 09-06-11, 09:45 PM   #3
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Uninstall(Purge if it's from the package manager synaptic) 195.36.24 then install 280.13.

There is no NVIDIA 195.36.24 showing in Synaptic. What command line command do I use to find it?
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Old 09-07-11, 02:50 PM   #4
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There is no NVIDIA 195.36.24 showing in Synaptic. What command line command do I use to find it?
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ldd /usr/lib/libGL.so
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ls /usr/lib/*nvidia*
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Old 09-08-11, 09:33 PM   #5
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terminal:
ldd /usr/lib/libGL.so
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ls /usr/lib/*nvidia*
ldd /usr/lib/libGL.so produced nothing interesting.
ls /usr/lib/*nvidia* produced folders for nvidia-96 and nvidia-173.

nvidia-current shows only 280.13.

I'd love to rmdir nvidia-96 and nvidia-173, can I, can I?
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"15.006099] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 280.13, but
[ 15.006100] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 195.36.24. " makes me think I'm still actually running 195.36.24.

How do I get 280.13 to install/run properly?
going back a bit. after shutting down the gdm/xserver session... 'sudo modprobe -r nvidia' in case it's still loaded. Also 'sudo rm /lib/modules/{whatever kernel}/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko' to make sure the old 195.version module is gone also. Then try the install/build.
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I did the suggested removals and re-did the install. The nvidia-install.log shows a complete install with no errors. Huzzah!

When I ran System/Administration/Nvidia X Server Settings, I got, "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."

I ran nvidia-xconfig as root and got, "VALIDATION ERROR: Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Device section "Configured Video Device" must have a Driver
line."

I went through xorg.conf and indeed found no "Video Device" section.

What is the "Video Device" section supposed to look like? If anyone can give me the lines I need, I'll manually enter them into the file.

(please see the attached copy of the xorg.conf file)
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Old 09-11-11, 08:18 AM   #8
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I GOT IT!!

I found an old copy of xorg.conf and copied the relevant sections to the new xorg.conf. When I rebooted, the screen started displaying the higher density graphics I'm used to. When I went to System/Administration/X Server Settings, I found the complete panel which includes adjustments for both of my monitors.

In an effort to return something to the community which has done so much for me, I'd like to write an installation script which will do all the necessary steps automatically. I'll post it so maybe somebody else won't have as much trouble with this install as I've had.

Unfortunately, not everyone has an old relevant copy of xorg.conf to copy and paste from. Which program was supposed to insert my VideoDisplay data into xorg.conf?
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I GOT IT!!
Good to hear it got sorted out.
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