NVidia 8800GT + Ubuntu 8.10 + Intel DG31PR

Chaman Singh Verma csv610 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 15:15:54 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 8:29 PM, Michael <michaelg at seadreamer.net> wrote:

>  Karl Larsen wrote:
> Chaman Singh Verma wrote:
>  Hello,
> Has anybody installed  NVidia 8800GT card, with Ubuntu 8.10 OS having Intel
> DG31PR motherboard ?
> Please reply if you are successfully using Nvidia card.
> I assume that this query is orthogonal to my previous queries regarding some
> installation problems with
> Nvidia drivers.
> With regards.
> csv
>      There is supposed to not be an issue with the 8800 NVIDIA drivers.
> The problem is the older 6100 so it should work.
> Let us know if it works well.
> Karl
>  I am using a Nvidia 8800 with an Asus Nvidia based MB with no problem.  I
> use the 177 restricted driver that needs to be downloaded after installation
> of 8.10 but it works well right out of the box.
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Just after the booting, I get the following cryptic messages:

(II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
        "Default Screen" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" "True"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions
(II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Your GeForce 8800 GT graphics card does not have the
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     external power cables attached; X will not start
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     this is rectified.  Please shut down your computer,
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     its case, and attach the appropriate power
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     Your video card may have multiple power connectors.
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     so, each must be attached to a separate power cable.
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     Please see the documentation provided with your
video card
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     for more details.  If you think you have received
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     message in error, you may specify the
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     "NoPowerConnectorCheck" X configuration option in
(EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     Screen section of your X config file.
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
(II) UnloadModule: "fb"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

No idea what is the problem.
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