nvidia driver problems
fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Thu Jul 2 22:29:06 UTC 2009
On Thursday 02 Jul 2009 21:23:10 Jack Trades wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at ntlworld.com>wrote:
> > On Thursday 02 Jul 2009 01:41:39 Jack Trades wrote:
> > > (II) LoadModule: "nv"
> > > (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nv_drv.so
> > > (II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> > > compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 2.1.12
> > > Module class: X.Org Video Driver
> > > ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
> > This shows it's using the 'nv' driver (i.e. the free one, not the
> > restricted one).
> I had to disable the restricted driver because I couldn't get to the login
> screen. So, I imagine, that's why it's using the nv driver.
> > What do you get if you do
> > uname -a
> > sudo dkms status
> > You should see, if you've installed from restricted drivers and not the
> > nvidia download, an installed nvidia module listed against the kernel
> > version mentioned in uname -a. If not, the installation is broken.
> trades at box:~$ uname -a
> Linux box 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 22:12:12 UTC 2009
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> trades at box:~$ sudo dkms status
> nvidia, 180.44, 2.6.28-13-generic, x86_64: installed
> nvidia, 180.44, 2.6.28-11-generic, x86_64: installed
> I tried upgrading the kernel, and making sure I had the proper linux-headers
> and linux-restricted-modules. Then I enabled the 180 driver, and again I
> got random colors instead of a login screen.
> Jack Trades
OK it's installed, but we really need to see the xorg log when you are using the restricted driver. Although you can't log in 'properly' you might be able to get in from one of the other terminals - Ctrl-Alt-F4 will get you to a text terminal where you can log in as yourself. You could copy the xorg log somewhere, switch back to the nv driver, and log in again then post the log output.
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