Kubuntu 12.10 Nvidia drivers
fatgerman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 11:32:32 UTC 2012
On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 11:12:33 Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 10:56:30 Mark Greenwood wrote:
> > On Thursday 08 Nov 2012 10:49:05 Mark Fraser wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 07 Nov 2012 22:44:48 Mark Greenwood wrote:
> > > > > Doesn't it give you a button to enable it? Try removing and
> > > > > re-installing.
> > > >
> > > > sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings libvdpau1
> > > > linux-headers-generic
> > >
> > > All of those packages are at the current version.
> > >
> > > > jockey-kde has never been reliable for me.
> > >
> > > It has worked in the past, but broke in 11.10, got fixed in 12.04 and is
> > > now broken again.
> > OK Imissed the start of this thread. What makes you think it isn't working?
> Jockey is saying that:
> kmod:nvidia_current_updates - nvidia_current_updates (Proprietary, Enabled,
> Not in use)
> > Try cat /proc/interrupts
> 16: 4101 1241079 IO-APIC-fasteoi ehci_hcd:usb3, ohci_hcd:usb5, firewire_ohci,
> snd_hda_intel, nvidia
> > If one of the interrupts has 'nvidia' next to it, then it is running.
> > What happens if you type
> > 'modinfo nvidia-current'?
> modinfo nvidia-current-updates
> filename: /lib/modules/3.5.0-18-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia_current_updates.ko
> alias: char-major-195-*
> version: 304.51
> supported: external
> license: NVIDIA
On the basis of all that, jockey is lying :) If you run nvidia-settings it will tell you the version of the driver in use. If you're not running the nvidia driver, nvidia-settings won't start, or will throw an error. I'd trust that over anything jockey says.
The final thing to convince yourself it's working is to do 'lspci -k'. This will tell you the kernel module in use for all your hardware. Mine looks like this:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 330M] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c06a
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia_current, nouveau, nvidiafb
If it says nvidia is the kernel driver in use, then it is all working. You can also look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which will tell you (in amongst a whole load of stuff) which xorg driver is being loaded.
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