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Old 06-18-09, 04:02 AM   #1
Behnam Momeni
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Unhappy GeForce 8500 GT start in Low Graphic Mode :(

I have Ubuntu 9.04 AMD 64 and an GeForce 8500 GT card.
I downloaded the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.14-pkg2.run" from nvidia site
and install it as follows:
1) I exit the X server.
2) I run the code:
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-185.18.14-pkg2.run
3) Follow the steps and everything seems to go right.
After reboot the system comes up in "Low Graphic Mode".
How can I make this driver to work? and what other configuration may be
needed?
The file created by nvidia bug reporter is attached.
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Old 06-18-09, 04:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: GeForce 8500 GT start in Low Graphic Mode :(

Check "dmesg" command, is complaining about conflicting versions?

Backup distro version:
Code:
sudo mv /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates/dkms/nvidia.ko tmp/
Move manually installed module:
Code:
sudo mv /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates/dkms/
I had to do these steps when installed 185.18.14 version over Ubuntu package version.
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Old 06-18-09, 06:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: GeForce 8500 GT start in Low Graphic Mode :(

I highly recommend that instead of installing the driver manually like this that you use a Launchpad PPA with the latest version of the driver in it. You can use mine. I always keep the latest beta in there. If you manually install the driver, you will encounter numerous problems including, but not limited to, kernel updates breaking X and some X updates breaking OpenGL support.
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Old 06-18-09, 12:01 PM   #4
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Question Re: GeForce 8500 GT start in Low Graphic Mode :(

Thanks for posts. My driver is currently working properly and recognize the graphic card and required resolutions. But there is another problem:
Some random (and small) noises are appeared in the display. The noises disappear by clicking and appear again by other clicks or waiting for a moment.
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Old 06-20-09, 04:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by thefirstm View Post
I highly recommend that instead of installing the driver manually like this that you use a Launchpad PPA with the latest version of the driver in it. You can use mine.
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-180-kernel-source nvidia-180-libvdpau nvidia-180-modaliases nvidia-glx-180 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
nvidia-180-kernel-source is already the newest version.
nvidia-180-kernel-source set to manually installed.
nvidia-180-libvdpau is already the newest version.
nvidia-180-libvdpau set to manually installed.
nvidia-180-modaliases is already the newest version.
nvidia-glx-180 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
What i'm doing wrong? I did add apt sources & key.
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Old 06-20-09, 06:49 AM   #6
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Can I see your /etc/apt/sources.list file? Also what driver version do you have right now?
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Old 06-20-09, 06:55 AM   #7
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Code:
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-update.list 
# PPA for Michael Marley

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefirstm/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefirstm/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
(Kubuntu 9.10 amd64)
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Old 06-20-09, 09:25 AM   #8
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Theres the problem. You are looking at the wrong PPA. You need to use this one deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefirstm/karmic-testing/ubuntu karmic main for Karmic. I had to create a second PPA in order to work around the size limitation and build all the packages for Karmic.
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Old 06-20-09, 11:04 AM   #9
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Thanks, works now.
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