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Old 02-15-07, 09:39 PM   #1
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Angry Automatix install of FX5200 Drivers in Ubuntu

I used automatix to install my drivers for my FX5200 video card in Ubuntu Linux. It set up my board to work and it does just fine, except that the refresh rates are messed up. I tried using nvidia-setttings and there is nothing in there to setup resolution or refresh rates. My video card defaulted to 60hz refresh rate in 1280x1024 and 1280x960 resolutions. Under my old ATI All in Wonder 7200 I was able to use 65hz @1280x1024 and 70hz@1280x960 without the need for modelines.

I have tried disabling EDID and inserting modelines in my xorg.conf file and I am still stuck at 60hz.

I tried loading the newest NVIDIA drivers and I got an error about the kernel not being found for my machine. I have never compiled a kernel and have no idea even where to start so I could use the newest drivers.

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Old 02-15-07, 09:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Automatix install of FX5200 Drivers in Ubuntu

see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
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Old 02-15-07, 09:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Automatix install of FX5200 Drivers in Ubuntu

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Feb 15 14:16:08 2007

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
WARNING: Skipping the runlevel check (the utility `runlevel` failed to run).
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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Old 02-15-07, 10:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Automatix install of FX5200 Drivers in Ubuntu

Got official 9746 drivers running. My mistake was not exiting the xterm before trying to run the loader program. Still have 60hz problem @ 1280x960, but hope to get that fixed now.
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Old 02-16-07, 06:35 AM   #5
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All problems have been resolved.
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