problem with nvidia geforce2 mx200

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat May 31 17:31:50 UTC 2008

David Fox wrote:
> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 4:32 AM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>> Bram Kuijper wrote:
>>    Here is my new load:
>> karl at karl-desktop:~$  dpkg -l | grep nvidia
>> ii  nvidia-glx-new
>> 100.14.19+             NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org
>> 'new' driver
>> ii  nvidia-kernel-common
>> 20051028+1ubuntu7                    NVIDIA binary kernel module common
>> files
>> karl at karl-desktop:~$
> OK, so the new driver is 169.12, which is substantially the same
> driver that is in Debian Sid.
> Unfortunately I am not able to get it to work. I'm on a crippled
> system right now, and even though nvidia-kernel-new-source and
> nvidia-glx-new are installed, and other versions are deinstalled or
> even purged, Xorg still thinks I'm using the old 98.43 something
> driver.
> So i'm getting version conflicts in the xorg log and on the main
> screen. I've temporarily changed to the nv driver just so I can get
> back into iceweasel, so i can do the message, but now everything is
> screwed up - I can't even focus into a console to cut and paste the
> error messages I get.
> According to dpkg, I see just 169.12 files installed. No traces
> (according to dpkg) exist for the prior driver. Why would it still
> think I was using the old driver? Did I forget something????
    Just for your information it was about here on my old 7.10 that I 
said "enough!" and loaded a new version of 7.10. Sure glad I did. Xorg 
is very complex!



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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