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Old 03-01-07, 05:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Computer fails to start

Hello,
I have installed latest nvidia drivers using Latest Nvidia Edgy - Ubuntu Document Storage Facility guide, 2nd method (also tried 1st method). Instalation process went smoothly and gnome desktop manager started without any errors (saw the nvidia splash screen and, after logging in, the nvidia settings seemed to be working fine), but after I restarted my pc and everything seemed to have loaded (the nice graphical Ubuntu usplash progress bar showed that everything has loaded) the screen just flashed several times, showed blue screen with red dots and my monitor turned off. The keyboard seemed to not work also, so the only thing I could do is press the RESTART button. After changing back to nv driver, everything seemed to be ok.

Here are my specs:
Graphics card: GeForce 6600 GT
LCD Monitor: Philips 190X7FB
OS: Ubuntu 6.10
Kernel: 2.6.17.14 (also tried 2.6.17-11 and 2.6.17-10, but that didn't help)
Driver: 1.0-9746 (also tried 8776 and 8774 but that also didn't help)

I have attached an archive with Xorg.0.log (verbose 6), xorg.conf & menu.lst (grub) files.

Please help me fix that. I have already tried solving this for several days, searched many forums, tried many solutions, but none seem to work.. I really like Ubuntu and it seems that's the only thing keeping me from making it my main OS.

Any help is HIGHLY appreciated.
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Old 03-01-07, 05:07 PM   #2
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In the X log that you attached you're using the 'nv' X driver, not the nvidia X driver. See:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
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Old 03-01-07, 05:27 PM   #3
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In the X log that you attached you're using the 'nv' X driver, not the nvidia X driver. See:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
Edited the first post, I think Xorg.0.log is now the right one.
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Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.9746
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.1
Edit: I don't really know where to find and how to use nvidia-bug-report.sh in my case.
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Old 03-03-07, 03:55 AM   #4
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So nobody is willing to help me?
I think I've found what's causing the problem - it's garbled EDID (see -> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81707 ).
However, I have some trouble using alaric's solution:
1) In order to be able to use 1.0.7676 nvidia drivers I need to compile 2.6.15 kernel, but the compilation process of 2.6.15.6 (same with 2.6.15.7) kernel ends with -> http://pastebin.ca/379508 . I also can not install the legacy driver from the repositories, because nvidia driver installer screwed my system and drivers from repositories can no longer find wfb module.
2) The custom EDID made by alaric doesn't work for me, because my monitor is not "IIyama Vision Master Pro 17" and I don't have enough experience to make my own custom EDID.

Any advice?
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Old 03-03-07, 10:36 AM   #5
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I'm still waiting for you to follow the instructions I provided.
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Old 03-03-07, 12:22 PM   #6
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I'm still waiting for you to follow the instructions I provided.
I have attached the right X log and I've already told you that I don't know how I could use nvidia-bug-report.sh, because after starting X with the latest drivers I can not launch any other program. Should I use startx && nvidia-bug-report.sh command? Where is that nvidia-bug-report.sh located anyway? Is it a global command? Or maybe by saying instructions you mean sth else?
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Old 03-04-07, 09:45 AM   #7
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So nobody is willing to help me?
I think I've found what's causing the problem - it's garbled EDID (see -> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81707 ).
I didn't see any log file from you that shows this. The only
log you posted says that no EDID could be read.

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However, I have some trouble using alaric's solution:
1) In order to be able to use 1.0.7676 nvidia drivers I need to compile 2.6.15 kernel, but the compilation process of 2.6.15.6 (same with 2.6.15.7) kernel ends with -> http://pastebin.ca/379508 .
This is for debian - not sure if it's useful for Ubuntu:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82718

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I also can not install the legacy driver from the repositories, because nvidia driver installer screwed my system and drivers from repositories can no longer find wfb module.

2) The custom EDID made by alaric doesn't work for me, because my monitor is not "IIyama Vision Master Pro 17" and I don't have enough experience to make my own custom EDID.

Any advice?
Sure, post a bugreport logverbose 6 again with your best/latest attempt.
The only information available now is useless.

netllama can and will help you, but you need to continue to feed him with
complete and up-to-date details in the form of bugreports - and do exactly as he asks every time

PS It might be that you screwed up your system by installing and re-installing and retrying and then nvidia and then nv etc etc...
The nvidia installer and debian/ubuntu don't like eachother is my experience (see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&postcount=13). I never persued a complete solution for this (never wrote a howto on how to recover, or even how to test if this is the case),
because after I bought a new PC I had better things to do
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