problem with nvidia geforce2 mx200

David Fox dfox94085 at
Sat May 31 17:41:17 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Mario Vukelic
<mario.vukelic at> wrote:

> If either of nvidia-glx-legacy/nvidia-glx-new are installed a dotfile is
> created in /lib/linux-restricted-modules/ . Even after these packages
> are uninstalled the dotfile will remain and may frustrate efforts to use

Thanks for the assist, Mario. I looked in that directory and saw that
it had a dotfile but it indicated that the new nvidia driver was
installed. I then rebooted, got (temporarily) stuck in low-res mode
(pathetic) but found I needed to reinstall linux-restricted-modules,
and I also copied over again my old debian lenny xorg.conf, which was
all set up for me to run compiz (slow as mud on a Thunderbird). :)

Now I see:

dfox at newbox:~$ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii  nvidia-glx-new                             169.12+
                           NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org 'new'
ii  nvidia-kernel-2.6.24-16-generic
169.12-0ubuntu3+2.6.24-16.30                       NVIDIA binary
kernel module for Linux 2.6.24
ii  nvidia-kernel-common                       20051028+1ubuntu8
                           NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
ii  nvidia-new-kernel-source                   169.12+
                           NVIDIA binary 'new' kernel module source
ii  nvidia-settings                            1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1
                           Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics
dfox at newbox:~$
> the nvidia-glx package. See this [WWW] launchpad bug about the hidden
> file not being removed when nvidia-glx-new is uninstalled (also applies
> if nvidia-legacy is removed) for details."
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