need help pls with nvidia driver

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Mon Jan 13 06:20:13 UTC 2014

Hi Jordan,

Do I understand correctly from the kernel number, that you are running
Trusty? You must be prepared that there are several problems along the
way while developing what is to become Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, for example
problems with proprietary drivers. Probably there will be new versions
from nvidia, that can cooperate with the Trusty kernels, or the kernels
will be changed to cooperate with the old nvidia drivers, when 14.04 LTS
is ready to be released. Maybe you can help in this process by reporting
your problem in the qa tracker at

Best regards

2014-01-13 04:33, Israel skrev:
> Hi, the best way to report problems like this is to include more
> information.
> open a terminal and run
> lspci
> to find your graphics card.
> Now for some more specific questions.
> Did the video card work with an older kernel?
> If it worked on your current OS with an older kernel simply boot into
> that older kernel and see if it works as expected.
> The way to do this is to hold down *SHIFT* after your initial BIOS
> screen (the screen that says the computer manufacturers name, i.e. DELL
> or whatever it is)  This will take you into GRUB (the bootloader)
> Then go to Advanced Options (I think that is the menu item... it is
> directly below Ubuntu) and choose the 3rd option... something like
> Ubuntu 3.12
> NOT recovery mode.
> If this works we can easily inform you on how to make this temporarily
> permanent so you can have a working system from which to debug.
> Another option would be to hit the *E* key when you see the word Ubuntu
> and replace "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" to the end of the line
> beginning with "linux"
> Please report back and let us know your VGA card, and what you tried,
> and if either suggestion worked to help you.
> On 01/12/2014 08:59 PM, Jordan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is a kernel problem and not specifically a lubuntu problem, but
>> maybe someone might know the answer.
>> Right now I'm running kernel 3.13_0_2 on my desktop.  The nvidia
>> drivers for the video card (I don't know the model; almost always the
>> takes the 304.xx drivers) don't work.  Neither the open source driver
>> or the non-free driver from nvidia will install.
>> The main problem is that nvidia.ko can't compile correctly.  Is there
>> a way to patch the driver up without having to compile my own linux
>> kernel?  I do not look forward to the latter.
>> Jordan
> -- 
> Regards

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