New install and Nvidia

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at
Sat Jun 11 19:48:03 UTC 2011

On 06/11/2011 02:49 PM, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Thursday 09 Jun 2011 08:23:07 Alvin wrote:
>> On Thursday 09 June 2011 09:13:40 Mark Fraser wrote:
>>> I've tried twice in two days to do a new OEM install of Kubuntu 11.04.
>>> Both times it has failed after I have installed the proprietary Nvidia
>>> drivers with "Additional Drivers".
>>> I did an OEM install, rebooted, installed the updates, rebooted and then
>>> installed the Nvidia drivers. After rebooting again, the splash screen
>>> was just a series of black/white lines and the KDE splash stopped part
>>> way through displaying the KDE logo.
>>> I have searched the Internet and found this on Kubuntu Forums,
>>> Which wasn't
>>> much help.
>> What model nvidia card do you have, what version of the drivers did you
>> install and what method (jockey-text?) did you use?
> It is either a Nvidia 7200 or 7300 series card. I used jockey-kde to install 
> the drivers.
> Will check on the driver version next time I turn it on.

ok then. explain what you mean by "stopped part
>>> way through displaying the KDE logo."?
does that mean the process hanged? or that X shut down after reaching
that stage?
secondly, if the computer is still usable after this failed login, try
and enter a TTY (CTRL+SHIFT+F1), login, and make a copy of your X log,
that you can copy/paste to the list.

cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log ~/

then, login from a live cd, or any installed system that works, and
attach this log to us, or preferably, use a pastebin and send us the link.

another thing to check, run the following command in a terminal, and
give us the result:

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version

if nvidia is installed properly, the nvidia directory should exist and
contain the version file in the /proc filesystem.

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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