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Old 05-28-11, 07:22 PM   #1
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Hi,

I've recently bought a ASUS - U31Jg laptop. It has nvidia GeForce GT 415M card. I've install Ubuntu 11.04 on this machine. Problem is I am not able to use nvidia drivers. If I try to boot with xorg.conf generated by nvidia-xconfig, then X doesn't start. Xorg.0.log says:

(EE) : No devices detected.

can someone please help me with the problem.

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Old 05-29-11, 12:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

I've recently bought a ASUS - U31Jg laptop. It has nvidia GeForce GT 415M card. I've install Ubuntu 11.04 on this machine. Problem is I am not able to use nvidia drivers. If I try to boot with xorg.conf generated by nvidia-xconfig, then X doesn't start. Xorg.0.log says:

(EE) : No devices detected.

can someone please help me with the problem.

regards
--dinesh
check in the bios which video card is used by default I see you have Graphics Processor / Vendor
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M / Intel HD Graphics. So maybe the default one is intel.
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Old 05-29-11, 04:45 AM   #3
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Please do a


lspci


as root.
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Old 05-29-11, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I'll check the bios settings. Here is the list of PCI devices:

--dinesh
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 18)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0dee (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvA Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
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Old 05-29-11, 02:27 PM   #5
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@RUSTY It doesn't look like that I can chose the graphics card in BIOS.
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Old 05-29-11, 03:23 PM   #6
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Hmm...and you are using the latest driver?


(at least >= 260.19.12)


Please also post us a "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep nvidia"


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Old 05-29-11, 04:16 PM   #7
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@MadDeePee thanks again for the reply. I believe I am using 270.41.* something.

Xorg.0.log (relevant part)

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[ 18.065] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 270.41.06 Mon Apr 18 14:55:25 PDT 2011
[ 18.065] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[ 18.111] (++) using VT number 7

[ 18.111] (EE) No devices detected.
[ 18.111]
Fatal server error:
[ 18.111] no screens found
[ 18.111]
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
[ 18.111] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[ 18.111]
125,1 Bot
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Old 05-29-11, 04:37 PM   #8
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You have an optimus laptop. Optimus isn't supported officially. You can try this: https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
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Old 05-29-11, 06:03 PM   #9
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@conky That looks like the best option. Thanks all for the help.
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