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Old 04-08-07, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

Will this driver work?
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8174.html

This is the mobo I am using:
http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=332

I just installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 6.10 and none of the drivers seem to work... graphics, sound... I just need someone to tell me which drive would be best for the integrated graphics card on this motherboard.
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Old 04-08-07, 08:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

You should be using 1.0-9755.
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Old 04-08-07, 09:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

Thanks. Would you happen to know how to install it? I try running the "sh" command and it tells me that X is running and it can't install.
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Old 04-08-07, 10:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

Refer to your distribution's documentation on how to exit X.
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Old 04-08-07, 10:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

Been there; done that, and driver installation can be frustrating for a new user. Suggest you poke around the forums a bit looking for some fundamental "how-to's" regarding command line use.

You might also check out this site:

http://www.albertomilone.com/

He has a program called "Envy" that nicely takes care of Nvidia driver installation in Ubuntu. I use it for my 6.06 distro. It works great.
He's only one guy so it's probably hard for him to keep everything totally up to date. Don't be surprized if Envy sets you up with, say, the 9746 driver. That will get you going (with probably little or no loss of functionality versus the 9755 driver) until you can get more "up to speed" with Linux.
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Old 04-09-07, 04:27 PM   #6
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Refer to your distribution's documentation on how to exit X.

No help...checked that way before I ever came here...
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Old 04-09-07, 05:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

Open Synaptic Package Manager (System | Administration) and go to Settings | Repositories. Check all the boxes on the first tab. Click ok, do a search for "nvidia" and select "nvidia-glx". Click apply. Reboot, and your drivers should be working.

If not, open a terminal and run "sudo nvidia-glx-config enable", then ctrl-alt-backspace to restart X.
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Old 04-09-07, 05:39 PM   #8
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I find it hard to believe that Ubuntu doesn't document how to shut down X, nor is there anyone in the Ubuntu support community that could tell you.

On most Debian based distributions, running "/etc/init.d/gdm stop" will shutdown X.
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Old 04-09-07, 07:21 PM   #9
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Open Synaptic Package Manager (System | Administration) and go to Settings | Repositories. Check all the boxes on the first tab. Click ok, do a search for "nvidia" and select "nvidia-glx". Click apply. Reboot, and your drivers should be working.

If not, open a terminal and run "sudo nvidia-glx-config enable", then ctrl-alt-backspace to restart X.
Did this before coming to this forum and no go. Upon reboot, it comes up to a blank screen, it doesn't seem to want to load X.
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Old 04-09-07, 07:31 PM   #10
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Sounds like it could be a problem with your xorg.conf

If you post it, I'll take a look.
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Old 04-10-07, 05:58 AM   #11
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Default Re: What is the best driver for a GeForce 6100 in Ubuntu?

With Ubuntu, the easiest way to cleanly shut down X is;

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

To start X again;

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

If you are using KDE instead of Gnome as your window manager (ie. Kubuntu), change the 'gdm' to 'kdm'.



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Old 04-10-07, 09:54 PM   #12
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I got a little bit farther. I shut down GDM, entered "init 3" and this let me run the installer file.

Now, according to this page...
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=457&num=1
this is the correct driver for the 6100 so I downloaded this file and ran the "sh" command after stoping GDM. It couldn't detect my Kernal so it had to build a Kernal file from the linux-headers-2.6.17-10-386 package that I installed thru Synaptic. I verified that this is my correct Kernal. It tries to compile the Kernal, then errors out towards the end. The results are displayed in /var/logs/nvidia-installer.log and I have pasted them below.


Code:
-> 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 test with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
   rm -f -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nv.o nv
   -vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nvidia.mod.o
   rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
   rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
   rm -f -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h
   rm -f -rf .tmp_versions
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/b
   uild SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/build'...
   
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
   make CC=cc  KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/build SUBDIRS=/tm
   p/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers
   ions
   rm -f /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_version
   s/*
   make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756
   -pkg1/usr/src/nv
   echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > /tmp/selfgz8429/NVI
   DIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv_compiler.h
     cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.nv.o
   .d  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include -D__KERNEL_
   _ -Iinclude  -include include/linux/autoconf.h -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-protot
   ypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fno-stack-protector -O
   2 -fomit-frame-pointer -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -pipe -msoft-float -mpre
   ferred-stack-boundary=2  -march=i486 -mtune=generic -mregparm=3 -ffreestandi
   ng -Iinclude/asm-i
   386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -I/tmp/self
   gz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-t
   ype -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith  -Wno-
   multichar  -Werror -O -fno-common -MD   -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-e
   rror -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE  -DNTRM -DNVRM -DDYNAMIC_SL
   I  -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=8756  -UDEBUG -
   U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_MULTIPLE_BRIDGE_AGPGART_PRESENT -DNV_PCI_GET_CLASS_PRE
   SENT -DNV_PCI_CHOOSE_STATE_PRESENT -DNV_VM_INSERT_PAGE_PRESENT -DNV_REMAP_PF
   N_RANGE_PRESENT -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT  -DMODULE -D"KBUILD_STR(s)=#s"
   -D"KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nv)"  -D"KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia)" -c
   -o /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_nv.o /tmp/
   selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c
   In file included from include/linux/list.h:7,
                    from include/linux/wait.h:22,
                    from include/asm/semaphore.h:41,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:57,
                    from include/linux/module.h:9,
                    from /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:51,
                    from /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:14:
   include/linux/prefetch.h: In function ‘prefetch_range’:
   include/linux/prefetch.h:62: warning: pointer of type ‘void *’ used in a
   rithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/dmapool.h:14,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:559,
                    from /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:76,
                    from /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:14:
   include/asm/io.h: In function ‘check_signature’:
   include/asm/io.h:245: warning: wrong type argument to increment
   In file included from /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:14:
   /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h: At top
   level:
   /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h:711: er
   ror: conflicting types for ‘pm_message_t’
   include/linux/pm.h:142: error: previous declaration of ‘pm_message_t’ wa
   s here
   /tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:307: warning:
   initialization from incompatible pointer type
   make[3]: *** [/tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o
   ] Error 1
   make[2]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz8429/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv] Error 2
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
   nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make[1]: *** [mdl] Error 1
   make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
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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