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Old 06-02-07, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default nvidia drivers won't work on Knubuntu 7.04 AMD64

Hey guys,

this is my first post, and I hope someone can help me ;-)

I've got a huge problem with those nvidia drivers on my Kubuntu 7.04 (AMD64)! As soon as I've installed them (no matter if i used apt-get, envy or so) after rebooting, the screen just turns black after the loading screen. Sometimes there are some weird colored stripes over the screen, but usually not. As soon as I change the driver back to "nv" in the xorg.conf everything works fine again!

Oh, and I'm using an LCD-TV (via DVI) on my nVidia 7900GT (PCIe)

thanks for any help,
Snowlord

P.S. generating a nvidia-bug-report.log didn't work... because of those stripes on the screen I can't see what I'm doing ... don't know if it helps if I post one with the "nv" driver active either...
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Old 06-02-07, 10:39 AM   #2
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Please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490.
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Old 06-02-07, 11:12 AM   #3
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everything is installed as said there
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Old 06-02-07, 11:45 AM   #4
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Did you follow the nvidia-glx script and the linux-restricted-modules instructions?
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Old 06-02-07, 12:24 PM   #5
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I uninstalled nvidia-glx with the --purge option and uninstalled the linux-restricted-modules(-common) packages ...

how should i reinstall them in your opinion?
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Old 06-02-07, 02:31 PM   #6
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Just a quick bit..

I still had to manually edit linux-restricted-modules-common to include "nv".

This was after following the instructions as well.
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Old 06-03-07, 04:41 AM   #7
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And how did you do that? Hope it helps me!
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Old 06-03-07, 07:49 AM   #8
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And how did you do that? Hope it helps me!
In a terminal "sudo nano /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common" minus quotes of course.

Then per zanders instructions..
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If you use Ubuntu, please also ensure that the linux-restricted-modules or linux-restricted-modules-common packages have been uninstalled. Alternatively, you can edit the /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules or /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common configuration file and disable the NVIDIA linux-restricted kernel modules (nvidia, nvidia_legacy) via:

DISABLED_MODULES="nv"
Side note, I wound up going with 32bit after all. maybe you'll have better luck.
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Old 06-03-07, 05:04 PM   #9
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OK ... I uninstalled those packages yesterday, so it makes no sense after all O_o sorry if I'm such a n00b ^^

Is there a way to change 64-bit to 32-bit without loosing any files etc?
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Old 06-04-07, 02:00 AM   #10
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There is a small glitch that prevents the nvidia.ko module from being loaded.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...20/+bug/106217
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So I decided to remove the ubuntu packages and install the binary package from Nvidia's web site. I dowloaded version ...9631 , which is not the newest one, but is the latest to suport my chipset. And after instaling it successfully it didn't work.

I've found out that "modprobe nvidia" causes /sbin/lrm-video to run and check whether there is a file "/lib/linux-restricted-modules/.nvidia_new_installed". It so happens that this file existed (it was still there!) even though I had already removed the package "nvidia-glx-new" that had been installed at first.

I deleted this file and now the driver version 9631 works and I believe that installing the deb package for nvidia-glx would work too.
It works for me, should work for you too.
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Old 06-04-07, 08:23 AM   #11
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The module is loaded correctly, but it seems to have a problem finding my screen :s
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Old 06-04-07, 09:56 AM   #12
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Snowlord,
If you want further assistance, you need to read and follow all the sticky posts.
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