further Hoary+ nvidia issues

spamse spamse at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 14:54:03 UTC 2005


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From: spamse <spamse at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 14:52:43 +0000
Subject: Re: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 7, Issue 90
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 08:54:44 -0500
> From: "David M. Carney" <carney1979 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: further Hoary+ nvidia issues
> To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 10:33:11 +0000, spamse <spamse at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been attempting to get my Hoary install working with an old
> > Riva TNT card without succes (had a previous post about running
> > installer from nvidia site). I have installed the packages nvidia-glx
> > and nvidia-settings. I have followed instructions to manually modify
> > the xorg.conf:
> >
> > - commented out references to "DRI"
> > - ensured nvidia module was being loaded
> > - ensure "nvidia" was specified instead of "nv"
> >
> > I followed the instructions in the file to enable this customised file
> > to be automatically updated. I then ran:
> >
> > $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
> >
> > and followed through all prompts to select nvidia and monitor details etc.
> >
> > The system hangs on boot when it gets to the nvidia splash screen.
> > Previously (i.e. before I did this setup process) it did the same if I
> > used the "nvidia" drivers instead of "nv". The only difference is that
> > now the nvidia splash screen is in a higher resolution mode.
> >
> > I have done extensive searching on this subject and am struggling to
> > get answers. Anyone got any wisdom to offer? Will copy xorg.conf to
> > here if that helps.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Sam
> >
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> The current driver (6629) was reported to me by a Nvidia employee to
> be broken with TNT2 and some Geforce cards.
>
> You can either wait for a new version to come out, or try to roll back
> to Nvidia's 6111 driver, though it wouldn't compile for me without a
> patch. I found the patched version online, but I'm at work now and I
> can't send you the link until sometime tonight (USA, EST time).
>
> I will post the link in answer to this thread.
>
> David
>
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> Registered Linux User #297958
> http://carney1979.blogspot.com/

Given that I have installed the nvidia-glx package through synaptic,
is it not possible to roll back using this or apt-get? (I am not
experienced in such things). I couldn't find the older version using
synaptic.

I did spend some time attempting previously attempted to get the
nvidia installer to compile a kernel interface for Hoary, but without
success despite the linux-headers and linux-sources being correct for
my kernel version.

Sam

p.s. apologies for the previous wrongly titled version of this post




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