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Old 10-22-10, 08:43 AM   #13
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Default Re: GeForce 7300 LE w/Kubuntu 10.04/10.10 : My personal nightmare

For jockey to work, you need to have the following packages installed:
nvidia-current-modaliases
nvidia-common
jockey-gtk (which will pull in the other packages necessary).

Your card should be using the nvidia-current driver. It should be recommended. Furthermore, the xorg.conf file will be generated by jockey. You do not need to use nvidia-xconfig for that. The latest driver for Maverick is in the x-updates PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
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Old 10-22-10, 10:49 AM   #14
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Thanks a lot, adrian. I hadn't known there were updates yet, I was planning on downgrading x... You've just saved me a ton of work if this gets it going- will post progress.

Oh, and as for jockey, i hadn't known you needed nvidia-common. thanks!
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EDIT: okay, jockey still doesn't want to work (tried jockey-kde as well as jockey-gtk)
here's the terminal output when running as root:
Code:
root@STC:~# jockey-kde
/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:127: RuntimeWarning: PyOS_InputHook is not available for interactive use of PyGTK
  set_interactive(1)
QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No such file or directory
QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /root/.config/ibus/bus
Bus::open: Can not get ibus-daemon's address. 
IBusInputContext::createInputContext: no connection to ibus-daemon
Any ideas? nvidia-current-modaliases and nvidia-common are installed.

If I can't get it to work, I wouldn't mind doing it manually... Which packages should I install? ( have the x-swat ppa added and functioning)
Here's a list of packages that come up when I search for nvidia with apt-cache:
Code:
root@STC:~# sudo apt-cache search nvidia                                                                         
dmraid - Device-Mapper Software RAID support tool
libvdpau-dev - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (development files)                                                           
libvdpau-doc - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (documentation)                                                               
libvdpau1 - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (libraries)
nvidia-173-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-96-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-common - Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
smartdimmer - Change LCD brightness on Geforce cards
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-dbg - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (debug symbols)
xserver-xorg-video-nv - X.Org X server -- NV display driver
nvidia-173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-173-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-173-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-kernel-source
nvidia-180-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-180-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-180-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-96 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-96-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-96-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-kernel-source
nvidia-glx-173 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173
nvidia-glx-173-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-dev
nvidia-glx-180 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-180-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
nvidia-glx-96 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96
nvidia-glx-96-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-dev
nvidia-kernel-common - NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
conky-all - highly configurable system monitor (all features enabled)
cpufreqd - fully configurable daemon for dynamic frequency and voltage scaling
gimp-normalmap - Normal map plugin for GIMP
nvclock - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvclock-gtk - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvclock-qt - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvidia-180-modaliases - Transitional package for nvidia-185-modaliases
nvtv - tool to control TV chips on NVidia cards under Linux
sensors-applet - Display readings from hardware sensors in your Gnome panel
sysinfo - display computer and system information
trigger-rally-data - free 3D rally racing car game - data files
vdpau-va-driver - VDPAU-based backend for VA API
nouveau-firmware - Firmware for nVidia graphics cards
nvidia-cg-toolkit - Cg Toolkit - GPU Shader Authoring Language
jockey-common - user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-gtk - GNOME user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-kde - KDE user interface and desktop integration for driver management
nvidia-settings - Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
nvidia-185-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-185-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-185-modaliases - Transitional package for nvidia-185-modaliases
nvidia-current - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-current-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-current-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-glx-185 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-185-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
thanks again,
NNN
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Old 10-22-10, 11:47 AM   #15
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Looks like ibus isn't running, maybe if you restarted the system. But ibus isn't directly jockey or nvidia driver related. So your system may have a problem that is not within the purview of this forum.
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Old 10-22-10, 12:18 PM   #16
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Okay, I'll try a reboot. thanks!

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Old 10-22-10, 01:46 PM   #17
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It got rid of the error, but jockey still had no drivers showing. So I installed nvidia-current (i think it's the version from the xswat team ppa) and restarted (with no xorg.conf, but with the file artem suggested in etc/modprobe.d) to no avail. I get this:
"FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
(EE) NVIDIA: FAiled to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
(EE) NVIDIA: systems kernel log for additional error messages.
(EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
(EE) NVIDIA: No drivers available.

This is really getting frustrating, I'm right back to where I started, and three days wasted.

Which packages DO I need for it to work?

Thanks all,
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Old 10-22-10, 03:41 PM   #18
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If the module is installed on the kernel you're currently booting, and the alias is set up, you will not get that error. So:

Quote:
$ dkms status
nvidia-current, 260.19.12, 2.6.35-22-generic, x86_64: installed

$ uname -r
2.6.35-22-generic

$ cat /usr/lib/nvidia-current/modprobe.conf
alias nvidia nvidia-current
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Old 10-22-10, 03:57 PM   #19
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Do you need the output to those? if so, :
Code:
root@STC:/home/halstan# dkms status
nvidia-current, 260.19.12: added

root@STC:/home/halstan# uname -r
2.6.35-22-generic

root@STC:/home/halstan# cat /usr/lib/nvidia-current/modprobe.conf
alias nvidia nvidia-current
I'm guessing what you meant is that the nvidia kernel module version and linux kernel version have to be the same?

If so, how do I troubleshoot?

Thanks a million!

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Old 10-22-10, 04:17 PM   #20
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A-ha! it says "Added", not "Installed", on your dkms line. It has to be added, built, and installed. These things should be done automatically when you install nvidia-current. Try installing it again from the command-line, and copy-pasting the whole output. Repeat the dkms status command, and make sure it says "Installed". If not, paste the output of the nvidia-current installation in here.
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Old 10-22-10, 04:30 PM   #21
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I knew there was some significance in that difference- thanks! I'm still in a tty at this point, but I can type 100+ wpm so who cares about copy-paste. (just kidding, (I can type that fast, but copy and paste is MUCH preferred))
I'll just run a purge on nvidia-current, then reinstall and post the output.
thanks again,
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Old 10-22-10, 04:56 PM   #22
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okay, here's the process:

Code:
root@STC:/home/halstan# sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  nvidia-current*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
After this operation, 78.4MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 211204 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing nvidia-current ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/mesa/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d
/GL.conf (gl_conf) in auto mode.
Purging configuration files for nvidia-current ...
dpkg: warning: while removing nvidia-current, directory '/usr/lib/nvidia-current
' not empty so not removed.
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Processing triggers for man-db ...
root@STC:/home/halstan# sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
(here the output went out of the screen but I got the important part)
Setting up nvidia-current (260.19.12-0ubuntu1~xup1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld
.so.conf.d/GL.conf (gl_conf) in auto mode.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.
so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.
1 (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so bec
ause associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link
 group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Loading new nvidia-current-260.19.12 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for architecture i686

Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the 
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
*important part*_^
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
Funny, i thought i had my linux-sources installed already.. infact, i did it earlier today. I'll make sure...

(btw dkms-status still says added, i'm gonna check if my linux source package is installed, if not i'll install it.


EDIT: linux-source-2.6.35 is installed. no other versions of linux-source are installed.

Last edited by NinjaNumberNine; 10-22-10 at 05:05 PM. Reason: checked source package
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Old 10-22-10, 06:12 PM   #23
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Install the linux-headers-generic metapackage.
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Old 10-22-10, 06:18 PM   #24
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Ok, will do. I'm gonna eat supper now, post back later. ]
Thanks!
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