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Old 11-15-06, 12:14 PM   #13
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Default Re: Driver 9629 Freezes when using 3d stuff

Originally Posted by zzingo

The output is from using bash
bash NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9742-pkg2.run

(But Ill try some more now that I'm home again)


Here is my "aptitude search nvidia"
nvidia-kernel-common seems installed.

zingo@dual:~$ aptitude search nvidia
pi nvidia-glx - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver
p nvidia-glx-dev - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver dev
c nvidia-glx-legacy - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org 'legacy' d
p nvidia-glx-legacy-dev - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org 'legacy' d
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.7174 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.7182 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.7184 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.8756 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.8762 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.8774 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.8776 -
v nvidia-kernel-1.0.9629 -
i nvidia-kernel-common - NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
p nvidia-kernel-source - NVIDIA binary kernel module source
p nvidia-legacy-kernel-source - NVIDIA binary 'legacy' kernel module sourc
c nvidia-settings - Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics dr
p nvidia-xconfig - The NVIDIA X Configuration Tool
That output shows that you have 'nvidia-glx' & 'nvidia-kernel-common' installed. They are the Ubuntu-packaged version of the Nvidia drivers. I must admit, I had problems with those, but I believe someone is now doing a fair job of packaging them. If you want to install the drivers direct from Nvidia, you will need to remove those drivers. You should also check that you have 'make' and 'gcc' installed.

I would suggest the following;

- If you are in X, open a terminal, and type 'sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop' (change gdm to kdm if you are using KDE)

- If you are now at a blank screen, with a cursor flashing in the top-left corner, press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a virtual terminal wit ha login prompt (or you may even be logged in already)

- Login in as your normal username, if required

- Type 'sudo bash' and enter your password when prompted

- Type 'aptitude purge nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common'

- Change to the directory where you have saved the Nvidia driver downloaded from Nvidia's website - e.g. 'cd ~cambo/Downloads'

- Run the Nvidia driver installer with './NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9742-pkg1.run'

- Follow the prompts. It will not be able to find a suitable kernel module from the Nvidia website, so will need to compile one itself. Just follow the prompts.

- Let the Installer update your xorg.conf file. It will make a backup of your existing file, just in case you need to make any alterations

If you get any error messages, let us know on here.

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Old 11-15-06, 06:39 PM   #14
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Default Re: Driver 9629 Freezes when using 3d stuff [Solved wrong bios setting]

Hello Again My issue is now solved.

I manage to get the driver, I found a solution in
(Changeing "if [ "$RET" == "0" ];" to "if [ "$RET" = "0" ];" )

I tested this before I tested the /bin/sh -> /bin/bash So I don't know if that also does the trick.

The driver change didn't help...

But I reseted my BIOS setting (I didn't do that after the upgrade.. I know I know...) And it now works in noacpi mode (have not tested normal mode) I have tried planeshift for a an hour without problem. Before I got the problem after a few sec (10-60 sec)

I'm sorry to bug you down with this (BIOS missconfigure issue).

Thanx everyone for the help.
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Old 02-04-07, 12:34 AM   #15
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Default Re: Driver 9629 Freezes when using 3d stuff

I'm experiencing these problems myself and I keep getting an annoying error when I'm trying to manually install the nvidia drivers.

ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.
Please install your distribution's libc development package.

I've installed several libc header files from the package downloader, and yet I still get this error. I don't want to waist HDD space and install every single one, so maybe someone could inform me on which libc header files I require.

Thank you.

Edit: Ah, I finally got it to install, but I still have this problem. I cannot think of anything that could be the problem now, I've done everything suggested here, and on many other forums that have topics about this. If anyone has any new information about this, please say something. THanks.

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