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Old 02-12-08, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Linux stops to use 169.09 driver after restart

Hello. I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and 8800 GTS 512MB. Restricted drivers manager didn't recognize my GPU, so I installed 169.09 drivers. Everything was fine, I was playing with compiz. But system prompted to rebot because of some updates. That's when problems started. After reboot I saw a communicate saying that I'm in low-graphics mode (the same I saw before installing 169.09 driver)
I ran nvidia-settings, and the program said that I don't appear to run nvidia drivers and that I should try using nvidia-xconfig as root and restart X. Although I did it, it didn't help. After I went into command-line interface and typed 'startx' i got:
Code:
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize GLX module; please check in your X
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X 
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module. If
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     you continue to encounter problems. Please try
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.

Error: API mismatch: this NVIDIA driver component has version 169.09, but the NVIDIA kernel module's version does not match. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.

(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 fles have been creted properly.
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.

***Aborting***

(EE)NVIDIA(0):Screen(s) found, butnone have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
It may be not exactly the same (I may have made some mistakes during rewriting this ona sheet of paper and then here)

Please, I'm counting on your help. What should I do?

I think i should attach my nvidia-bug-report.log, but on these forums it's said:
Code:
which can be generated with the `nvidia-bug-report.sh` script shipped with the NVIDIA Linux/FreeBSD graphics drivers and installed in your PATH; the log file will be placed in the current working directory.
Sorry, but I've no idea where PATH is.
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Old 02-12-08, 11:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Linux stops to use 169.09 driver after restart

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Originally Posted by warnec
Hello. I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 and 8800 GTS 512MB. Restricted drivers manager didn't recognize my GPU, so I installed 169.09 drivers. Everything was fine, I was playing with compiz. But system prompted to rebot because of some updates. That's when problems started. After reboot I saw a communicate saying that I'm in low-graphics mode (the same I saw before installing 169.09 driver)
I ran nvidia-settings, and the program said that I don't appear to run nvidia drivers and that I should try using nvidia-xconfig as root and restart X. Although I did it, it didn't help. After I went into command-line interface and typed 'startx' i got:
Code:
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize GLX module; please check in your X
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X 
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module. If
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     you continue to encounter problems. Please try
(EE)NVIDIA(0):     reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.

Error: API mismatch: this NVIDIA driver component has version 169.09, but the NVIDIA kernel module's version does not match. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.

(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 fles have been creted properly.
(EE)NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.

***Aborting***

(EE)NVIDIA(0):Screen(s) found, butnone have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
It may be not exactly the same (I may have made some mistakes during rewriting this ona sheet of paper and then here)

Please, I'm counting on your help. What should I do?
Do _not_ install the nvidia driver by hand in ubuntu.
It will give conflicts with libraries and modules
installed by ubuntu.

You now have to remove those by hand.

There are several threads in this forum
and a search on google solves your problem as well.

Next time please read the sticky threads first,
afaik it is as well mentioned in the README,
which you definitely should have read.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

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I think i should attach my nvidia-bug-report.log, but on these forums it's said:
Code:
which can be generated with the `nvidia-bug-report.sh` script shipped with the NVIDIA Linux/FreeBSD graphics drivers and installed in your PATH; the log file will be placed in the current working directory.
Sorry, but I've no idea where PATH is.
echo $PATH

man which, man whereis, man find, man locate.

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Old 02-12-08, 11:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: Linux stops to use 169.09 driver after restart

Alternatively, see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490.
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Old 02-12-08, 12:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Linux stops to use 169.09 driver after restart

There's no problem in removing the driver. I'll just format it all :P

So i should just meet all these requirements:
Code:
    * development tools like make and gcc are installed
    * the linux-headers package matching the installed Linux kernel is installed
    * the pkg-config and xserver-xorg-dev packages are installed
    * the nvidia-glx package has been uninstalled with the --purge option and the files /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx and /etc/init.d/nvidia-kernel do not exist
    *linux-restricted-modules or linux-restricted-modules-common packages have been uninstalled. Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules or /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common configuration file and disable the NVIDIA linux-restricted kernel modules (nvidia, nvidia_legacy) via:

    DISABLED_MODULES="nv nvidia_new"

Additionally, delete the following file if it exists:

    /lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia_new_installed
And I'm good to go? (I can install NVIDIA driver from NVIDIA website)

Another thing - if linux-restricted-modules should not be installed, what about ubuntu-restricted-extras? I don't think it contains any nvidia software. Can i install it?
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Old 02-12-08, 01:14 PM   #5
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straight forward so you get it.
You don't use website's drivers. Install the one distributed by ubuntu.
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Old 02-12-08, 01:21 PM   #6
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I can't! It doesn't recognize my 8800 GTS. Even If i install them, they are useless.

The only way for me is to install them from website. I might install Envy, but I prefer not to. I don't like it.
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Old 02-12-08, 03:46 PM   #7
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Ok, some progress made. I reformatted (again, for the third time...) and did everything I should which is listed in here. The i installed NVIDIA driver. Now, after choosing Ubuntu in GRUB, loading screen hangs (orange progress bar is moved by about 1 mm) I turned on Ubuntu in recovery mode, then it brought me this: (after a while of turning everything, like detecting keyboard, so on...)
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[    49.675332] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 action 0x2 frozen
[    49.675386] ata1.00: cmd c8/00:08:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/c0 tag 0 cdb 0x0 data 4096 in
[    49.675387]              res  40/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00:00/00 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
[    49.675519] ata1: soft resetting port
[    49.855247] ata1.00: configured to UDMA/100
[    49.855301] ata1: EH complete
I got this error before. Last time itwas when i tried to start Ubuntu LiveCD to install it. Finally, I managed to omit the problem using alternate CD and it worked. Now, i see, I have to deal with it once again. I see something on ata is making problems. Only thing connected to ata bus is my DVD drive. I'll remove it and try to boot. I'll say if i made any progress. This way i would be able to tell if the 169.09 driver works.
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Old 05-06-08, 07:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Linux stops to use 169.09 driver after restart

hi i just wanted to share i have 9600gt did the same thing to me i deleted the xorg.conf and xorg.conf_backup with root privilege and i reinstalled the driver again and it works after reboot,hope this helps
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