the view from here

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 18 20:41:06 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 08:28:39PM +0100, david wrote:

> Have installed Ubuntu on my pc at home after a successful install at
> work, along side mandrake (very impressed with the way grub found and
> added mandrake without any help). My pc has the dreaded i810 chipset so
> i was presented with a black screen after boot. I installed an old
> nvidia tnt card and everything worked.

Which i810 card was this?  If you provide details (including lspci output),
perhaps the problem can be fixed.

> Only 1 problem thus far and that's getting the nvidia driver to work.  I
> ran module-assistant auto-install nvidia as root and got a successful
> build but when I edit "nv" to "nvidia" in XF86Config-4 I get X crashes and
> can only get back into x with "nv".

Try undoing what you did with module assistant, and loading the provided
nvidia module (which is installed and available by default, just modprobe
nvidia or add it to /etc/modules).

 - mdz

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