NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Aug 28 01:09:37 UTC 2010

On 28/08/2010 10:59, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 10:36 +1000, Steve Morris wrote:
>> I used to use the drivers from nvidia a long time ago on a different
>> linux dist. and as long as the kernel headers were installed the driver
>> compiled and installed fine. You may need to run an ldconfig after copy
>> the driver to the modules directory, also a depmod may need to be run
>> first to build the new list of kernel modules for ldconfig to update the
>> cache. There is also a log file created from running the upstream
>> process, I don't remember where it is created but I think the process
>> says where it has been placed, you may want to have a look at that to
>> check for errors or additional instructions on any further processes
>> that may be required.
> There seems to be some sort of conflict using the factory supplied .run
> file with the latest versions of Ubuntu. I'm an old hand at using the
> nVidia supplied driver, until around Karmic. It caused more tears than
> do what it was supposed to do, so I have not deviated from the
> "approved" method and gink up my install since. If anyone has used
> the .run file method since Karmic, as was successful, I'd like to know.
> For a newbie, I don't think I'd recommend it, at all.  :) Ric



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