|03-12-09, 05:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
Ubuntu 8.10 and 180.xx drivers???
OK, I (no longer) need help.
I have an Ubuntu 8.10 box and NVS 285 video card - which after some issues I got to work using 177 driver packaged distributed through Ubuntu. Everything was ok more or less, but I was getting some screen corruption associated with compiz/awn. I Googled and found a reference to exact problem I had and an answer of "its a known issue with 177 nvidia driver, upgrade". So - not willing to leave well enough, I downloaded 180.29 from NVidia (that is what the NVidia site shows as latest when I plug in NVS 285, Linux, 64bit)
After I ran the 180.29 driver, I can no longer run X - keeps coming up in failsafe mode.
I get an error about "type1" module missing and "Failed to initialize NVidia kernel module". As I look deeper into server logs it is some flavor of hardware or driver not found.
Here are some relevant parts of the Xorg.0.log
X.Org X Server 1.5.2 Release Date: 10 October 2008 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-15-server x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux DELL025 2.6.27-12-generic #1 SMP Thu Feb 5 09:26:42 UTC 2009 x86_64 ... (II) LoadModule: "type1" (WW) Warning, couldn't open module type1 (II) UnloadModule: "type1" (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0) (II) LoadModule: "freetype" ... (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 files have been created properly. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details. (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" (II) UnloadModule: "wfb" (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
So now I have no X and I REALLY do not want to re-install everything. I am very comfortable with linux command line, but I am not so familiar with Linux GUI and fairly new to Ubuntu in general - any help would be appreciated.
UPDATE: Writing this helped me figure out the issue. Seemed like both manual 180.xx and ubuntu's 177.xx kernel modules were loaded at the same time. I have removed ALL packages from my box with "nvidia" in them (apt-get remove nvidia-*) and re-installed 180.37 and it seems to be working fine now. I am still posting this for next person tearing their hair out to have a bit easier time of it. (and yes, seems like awn graphical issues are no longer an issue with 180.xx driver)