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Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu, installed but not running

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by mlee49, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. mlee49

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    So I've installed Ubuntu 8.10 and immediately after logging in there was a prompt to 'Enable restricted drivers' I enabled and thought I'd check by going to System, Admin, Hardware Drivers and it shows enabled but the Display settings do not allow for much change( ie resolutions and such) nor enable Nvidia's 'contol panel' Nvidia ServerX program.

    Any thoughts/help would be awesome. I'll try restarting for starters and check back.
     
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    Um yeah now I can't even boot into the desktop. I restarted and it boots into a login as a terminal/command line. WTF :eek:

    I'm such a Linux noob, :facepalm:
     
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    Download the newest version. 8.10 is way out dated:twitch:
     
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    try

    Code:
    rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf; nvidia-xconfig
    you might need to sudo it first by doing the following

    at root
    Code:
    sudo
    or
    su
    before the command. if the above command doesnt work do this

    Direct copy and paste. If it doesnt work lmk

    Code:
    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
    STEP 2
    Code:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CEC06767
    STEP 3
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-190-modaliases nvidia-glx-190
    if step 3 doesnt work try this one

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-185-modaliases nvidia-glx-185
    AND OF COURSE

    to upgrade to the newest version of ubuntu in terminal do this

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Code:
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    that will update you to 9.04 from 8.10
     
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    solaris has you covered. it is strange that it happened tho. i always make sure after a fresh install that i update all my drivers and everything before actually installing them. i only do this because it can sometimes be a pain to remove older drivers and install new ones under any linux flavor.
     
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    mlee49 did you install the Nvidia driver from ubuntu file repository??? If you did, (probably by default) you need to uninstall that and install Updated Nvidia driver from here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_185.18.36.html. If you have any problem during installation, please pm me, I will send you detailed instructions.
     

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