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Old 01-05-09, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default 180.18 Installation corrupted

Hello,

I'm on Ubuntu 8.10 x64, I installed 180.18 and got it to work after several attempts.

It was working fine, but this morning the installation has been corrupted.

When the system tries to load nVidia modules I have a dialog box saying that it is unable to load libwfb.so
Here is what dmesg says :

Code:
[   29.721420] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 180.18, but
[   29.721421] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 177.80.  Please
[   29.721422] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
[   29.721423] NVRM: components have the same version.
So, obviously, I've still got some pieces off the "official" driver on my system (177.80) and they mix up with 180.18

What changed ?
I accepted some upgrades amongst which :
- pulseaudio
- cups
- xserver-xorg-ati
- xserver-xorg-radeon

I though the xserver-xorg-ati & radeon wouldn't interfere, but it's my best guest so far.

I tried to
Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
(works fine)
and reinstall 180.18 but got the same error.

I did also try to go reinstall the "official" driver that comes with the distro: 177.80, but the installation fails.


Do you have any suggestion on how to repair ?

I'll like, at least to be able to run the 177.80 again (is there an un-install of 180.18 ?), and if possible the 180.18 that worked fine for me.


What I didn't do yet:
look at installer log, but installation ended saying "everything is OK!"
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Old 01-05-09, 10:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: 180.18 Installation corrupted

Same problem.

Ubuntu 32bit 8.04
Kde 3.5.10
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Old 01-05-09, 12:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: 180.18 Installation corrupted

you have to remove the ubuntu packages

check with "dpkg -l|grep nvidia" what is installed

or install the new packages for ubuntu from my ppa

https://launchpad.net/~thomas-creutz/+archive
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Old 01-05-09, 02:16 PM   #4
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you have to remove the ubuntu packages

check with "dpkg -l|grep nvidia" what is installed

or install the new packages for ubuntu from my ppa

https://launchpad.net/~thomas-creutz/+archive
Install from ppa:

NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 180.18, but
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 180.17. Please
NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM: components have the same version.

Unistall 180.17 and 180.18, reinstall from ppa:

NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 169.12, but
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 180.17. Please
NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM: components have the same version.

Unsitall all and reinstall NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.18-pkg1.run from terminal

NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 180.18, but
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 96.43.05. Please
NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM: components have the same version.
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Old 01-05-09, 03:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: 180.18 Installation corrupted

You might have leftovers from old installations.

These are things that might happen when using unsupported packages or even installing by hand under ubuntu. You should not do that, except when you now 100% what you are doing.

You can use the locate (updatedb first) or find command to check your filesystem for old kernel modules (nvidia*.ko) and glx libraries (.so).

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Old 01-05-09, 04:11 PM   #6
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You're definitely right !

I had "leftovers" from things I did manually. After un-installing (option --uninstall) I was still unable to install back the standard Ubuntu package.

It was complaining about 2 symbolic links : libwfb.so (I deleted the symbolic link) and something like libmesa. The link was broken pointing to an unexisting 180.18. So I made the link correct.
Now I'm back with 177.80 and it works fine.

ThomasC, I'll like to use your packages before I reinstall 180.18, because at least with packages you have the list of files that are supposed to be on the system, and if something goes wrong you can check them manually.
Do you have x64 on your repo, and what's the exact name of the package.
I'll also do a full copy of my / (from a Wubi install) to be sure, in case something goes wrong !

Many thanks to all of you !



[Edit] I checked the list, x64 is in.
What should we need :
nvidia-glx-180_180.18-0ubuntu0~ppa2~intrepid1_amd64.deb
nvidia-180-modaliases_180.18-0ubuntu0~ppa2~intrepid1_amd64.deb (?)

(assuming I don't need sources nor the 180-dev driver)

Something else ?
Or is there a meta package ?
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Old 01-06-09, 03:55 AM   #7
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all what is need will be installed when you run

Code:
sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-180
it installs the xorg driver and the kernel-driver-source

when it is installed you have to run

Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/dkms_autoinstaller start
than it should build the right kernel modul for the current kernel. the output should looks like this:

Code:
 * Running DKMS auto installation service for kernel 2.6.27-9-generic
 *  nvidia (180.18)...  [ OK ]
hope it helps..
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Old 01-06-09, 06:49 AM   #8
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I tried to manually delete, reinstall and then purge, but it does not work.

I can only install after 180.18
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Old 01-06-09, 07:43 AM   #9
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Thanks ThomasC.

So
-1) Add your launchpad address to Synpatic
-2) sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-180
-3) run the dkms

(I though this last step was optionnal as it is done at startup, but it is certainly a good option to run it just after install to check that all is right).

I'll try that as soon as I have had time to make my backups.
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Old 01-06-09, 11:36 AM   #10
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rm /lib/modules/2.6.24-22-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia.ko

And it works

tanks
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Old 01-08-09, 08:29 AM   #11
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When I try to add via aptitude I get
Code:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gnash-common{u} kdelibs-data{u} kdelibs4c2a{u} libarts1c2a{u} libavahi-qt3-1{u} libboost-date-time1.34.1{u} 
  libboost-thread1.34.1{u} libifp4{u} liblua50{u} liblualib50{u} libnjb5{u} libqt3-mt{u} libruby1.8{u} libtunepimp5{u} 
  libxcb-shape0{u} libxcb-shm0{u} libxcb-xv0{u} libxine1{u} libxine1-console{u} libxine1-misc-plugins{u} libxine1-x{u} 
  nvidia-173-kernel-source{a} nvidia-glx-173{a} ruby{u} ruby1.8{u}
I don't know that I care about most of those, but I dont think I want any of 173 to be removed??? ie. I want it to be there so I can easily switch back to it. Also why is 173 removed but not 177 (both are listed in my Hardware drivers panel, 173 is the current active one)

thanks,
Mike
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Old 01-11-09, 08:07 AM   #12
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Default Re: 180.18 Installation corrupted

Many thanks ThomasC!

I had time to do a backup (partimage) and tried your repository.
In fact I added it straight to synaptic, and installed from synaptic.

It works fine, splendid work!

(It does the dkms by itself during install).

I was just puzzled about the nVidia-settings as I watched synaptic do it's job, it shows a version 177.78. But when I rebooted and launched the settings utility it's fine and says that driver 180.18 is installed.

Now I'm just wondering:
-1) will you upgrade your repository to 180.22 "stable" ?
-2) will it be in "official" Intrepid backports ? [As I assume it'll be the official nVidia version for Jaunty]
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