8.10 and the GeForce 6100 NVIDIA

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Thu Nov 6 21:48:44 UTC 2008

On Thursday 06 November 2008 21:04, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> > Karl Larsen wrote:
> >> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> >>> Karl Larsen wrote:
> >>>>     You do not want to believe the facts. The nVidia bash file works
> >>>> on ALL Linux except 8.10 and this is due to the new kernel. I have
> >>>> proved that. Since 8.10 needs this special kernel then it will keep my
> >>>> computer from working.
> >>>
> >>> What's the kernel from the latest updates in Hardy?
> >>
> >> title        Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
> >> root        (hd0,5)
> >> kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic
> >> root=UUID=8713c541-dffa-4fd2-b22b-e600afacbab2 ro quiet splash
> >> initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic
> >> quiet
> >>
> >>     At least this is the last one I got from update's.
> >
> > Wonder why Hardy didn't get the latest kernel yet? No reason it
> > shouldn't.
> >
> > On this Intrepid system:
> >   2.6.27-7-generic
>     We, I hope we never get it :-)
> But be interesting if getting the Intrepid kernel on Hardy should ruin
> it for me with the nVidia GeForce 6100 video system. In fact I have the
> LiveCD for Intrepid so I should be able to install that new kernel on my
> Hardy. May when I feel real bored I will try it.
> Karl

Hi Karl.

How about installing the Hardy kernel that's ok on your hardy install onto 
your Intrepid install. You know that, that kernel was ok with your Nvidea 
(bugger. I've spelled that wrong) graphics card.

I'm in France, but add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

Having saved it, do an apt-get update, then open synaptic on the CLI. Scroll 
down on synaptic, and install the latest Hardy kernel, which in my case is:
linux-image-2.6.24-21-generic 2.6.24-21.43.

Next, and most important, go back into /etc/apt/sources.list, and comment out 
the Hardy line, by putting a # at the start of it.

OK. I'm now presuming that the latest Hardy kernel is installed, so have a 
look in /boot . You should see an entry for vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic, and 
initrd.img.2.6.24-21-generic. So far so good?

Now there is no saying if this kernel has been added to 
your /boot/grub/menu.lst, and if not, you will have to add it manually using 
the same layout as for your Intrepid kernel.

If it is in your menu.lst, all you have to do is reboot and select it from 
Grubs menu, then you can do the stuff that you normally do to get your 
graphics card working. Of course you may have needed to install other 
packages along with the Hardy kernel, so as to install the Nvidea stuff. 
Kernel headers for example. I don't know, but I'm sure you do.

Just some suggestions.


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