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Old 02-07-06, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default NVIDIA 1.0-7667 -> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1

I'm looking at upgrading my driver to NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1. Currently I'm running 1.0-7667. I followed this url (see below) when I initially upgraded to 1.0-7667, http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#installnvidiadriver

Do I need to be caution about anything before I proceed upgrading to 1.0-8178?

Please advice.


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Old 02-07-06, 04:50 PM   #2
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Sorry I forgot to mention,

I'm running ubuntu 5.10


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Old 02-08-06, 12:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA 1.0-7667 -> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1

The important things are to remove the related ubuntu packages with the --purge option and to use gcc 3.4. Here is a short howto.

- Install compiler etc. and linux headers.
Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo apt-get instal gcc-3.4
- Remove all packages related to nvidia driver with --purge option
Code:
sudo dpkg --purge nvidia-glx
sudo dpkg --purge nvidia-kernel-common
sudo dpkg --purge linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r`
- Run the installer script (you may need a different version).
Code:
export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-3.4
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8178-pkg2.run
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Old 02-08-06, 12:52 PM   #4
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Yikes. I didn't uninstall packages related to nvidia driver and maybe that's why when I just upgraded my driver to NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1 my X is crashing when I reboot the system.

BTW, would you have to know that during the driver installation one should let the system update the X config via nvidia-xconfig?


please advice.


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Old 02-08-06, 01:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: NVIDIA 1.0-7667 -> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1

I'm guessing you meant to say,

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r), correct?

because the above command you provided errors out. So it would be something like this,

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get instal gcc-3.4

Please advice.




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Old 02-08-06, 03:08 PM   #6
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Did you use `(~key) and not ' ? I think "sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)" will also work. You just need to install the linux-headers package for the kernel you are running, linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-k8 in my case.
Because you were already using the nvidia driver there is no need to change the xorg.conf.
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Old 02-08-06, 04:08 PM   #7
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No I didn't try ~ but used sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) instead.

Not sure if having the installer changing my X configure broke it, then again restoring to my original xorg.conf didn't fix it either.

I'm starting fresh (reinstalling my system) and run through the drill again and see what happens.


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