Nvidia, Ubuntu and Old CRT Monitor
Chaman Singh Verma
csv610 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 14:33:35 UTC 2008
On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM, David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com> wrote:
> Chaman Singh Verma wrote:
> > <snip>
> > Hello,
> > The result of grep nv is :
> > (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
> > (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> > compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
> > ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
> > (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
> > (II) Scanning /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci directory for additional
> > PCI ID's supported by the drivers
> > (II) Matched nv from file name nv.ids
> > (==) Matched nv for the autoconfigured driver
> > (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
> > (II) LoadModule: "nv"
> > (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nv_drv.so
> > (II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> > compiled for 1.5.0, module version = 2.1.10
> > Module class: X.Org Video Driver
> > ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 4.1
> > csv
> > Hello,
> > How can I know whether I have Intel Video ? Which command I should
> > give ? The motherboard
> > is Intel DG31PR.
> > csv
> It doesn't matter, as xorg is starting the non-restricted nv driver.
> It's just that intel's website says your motherboard has onboard video.
> If it doesn't, then good, one less thing to worry about. You can try
> lspci or lshw to see if there's onboard video or you can just check the
> back of the machine for video-out from the motherboard. :-)
> Alright then, we've proven your system is recognizing the Gforce. Now
> remove and then re-install 177.80 from Application->System->Hardware
> Drivers, restart xorg.
> This time instead of choosing to use the default xorg.conf (when you get
> thrown into low-graphics mode), hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 again and take another
> look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log (nano /var/log/Xorg.0.log) and locate any
> error messages (usually at the tail end), and of course, make sure it's
> starting 'nvidia' instead of 'nv'.
> That should give you an indication as to why the nvidia driver refuses
> to start properly. Every time xorg starts it re-writes the log file,
> copies the old one to Xorg.0.log.old. But I'm not sure how many times
> you've restarted so I'll assume they're identical and it's useless to
> look at .old.
> Sorry if this sounds James Joyce stream of consciousness, but I'm
> seriously tired right now. To be continued in 10 to 12 hrs.
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I am reinstalling Ubuntu and wanted to know what additional software I
install to activate NVidia card. I have installed restricted Drivers from
In the sypaptic manager, there are nvidia_glx are also present, do I need
them too ?
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