nvidia fx5500

Ashley Benton meggalen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 15:20:34 UTC 2008

I am using the Ge Force FX 5500 (PCI)with Xubuntu on my son's computer. As I
installed the card then the system everything is working great and he never
had a problem with it. The system did the installation of the driver by
itself I just had to choose restricted driver.
This is my xorg.conf file, hope that will help
(sorry I don't know how to link to a file, I'll try to find out later)

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "stylus"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "stylus"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "eraser"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "eraser"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "wacom"
        Identifier      "cursor"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option          "Type"  "cursor"
        Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        Busid           "PCI:0:9:0"
        Option          "AddARGBVisuals"        "True"
        Option          "AddARGBGLXVisuals"     "True"
        Option          "NoLogo"        "True"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "HW191D"
        Option          "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]"
        Monitor         "HW191D"
        Defaultdepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Modes           "1440x1440"     "1440x900"
"1280x1024"    "1280x960"       "1152x864"      "1024x768"
"832x624"       "800x600"      "720x400"        "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
        Inputdevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        Inputdevice     "Configured Mouse"

        # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
        #       InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
        #       InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
        #       InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
Section "Module"
        Load            "glx"

On Jan 13, 2008 8:20 AM, Paul S <paulatgm at gmail.com> wrote:

> steve said the following on 01/13/2008 12:58 AM:
> > i have deleted all downloaded drivers, and removed the driver installed
> > with the gutsy "restricted driver"  none of these have worked thus far.
> snip
> > driver. all it does is spew errors at the end of the xorg error log
> > saying it cannot be enabled. I havent had this much trouble getting x to
> It sound like you have a part of one version and are trying to load a
> different version.  Go into /var/log and in a terminal try searching for
> the "nv" messages.  Look for warnings about mismatch.
> grep -i nv dmesg*
> grep -i nv messages*
> grep -i nv syslog*
> grep -i nv kern.log*
> If it's still a mismatch error message, you have to make sure the old is
> purged completely.
> aptitude purge linux-restricted-modules-2.blah.blah.blah
> Probably the best help in installing nvidia's drivers is from their site:
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=14
> hth
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