nvidia problems

johan johan30 at easynet.be
Tue Aug 14 11:27:16 UTC 2007


I have a problem with my nvidia card under ubuntu to be recognized in
the kernel. I have compiled my own kernel, and installed the
drivers from the nvidia-site by doing sudo sh
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run. When I try to open gdm (startx), I
receive the errors

(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X
extensions is
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "ramdac"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

and when I do modprobe nvidia, I receive error
fatal error running install command for nvidia

When I change the video driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from nvidia in nv,
gdm can be loaded and my X works, but it is not the nvidia driver which
is loaded. Anybody has a solution ? I tried already to google around,
and tried to install and desinstall the nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-new
from the ubuntu but this didnt work. Anybody has solution ? I use Ubuntu
feisty 7.04
thx and greetz,

My xorg.conf is
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"
    RgbPath         "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "be"

Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Proview MA-782KC"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh     60.0 - 75.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nv"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 7200 GS"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "1"
    Option         "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x1024 +0+0, TV:
nvidia-auto-select +0+0; CRT: 1024x768 +0+0; CRT: 832x624 +0+0; CRT:
800x600 +0+0; CRT: 640x480 +0+$
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

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