Jaunty beta - lost my nvidia drivers

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 6 06:32:05 UTC 2009

--- On Mon, 4/6/09, Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net> wrote:

> From: Ray Parrish <crp at cmc.net>
> Subject: Re: Jaunty beta - lost my nvidia drivers
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:26 AM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- On Sun, 4/5/09, sdavmor
> <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> From: sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net>
> >> Subject: Jaunty beta - lost my nvidia drivers
> >> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for
> general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >> Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009, 9:06 PM
> >> I'm back to using the open drivers right now
> because the
> >> latest update 
> >> crashed the nvidia video on reboot.  Downgrading
> the
> >> proprietary 
> >> drivers from 180 to 173 doesn't help. I see
> that this
> >> xorg issue has 
> >> been reported with ATI.  Has anyone else
> experienced this
> >> vith nvidia?
> >>
> >>     
> > This may help:
> >
> >
> http://www.google.com/search?q=jaunty+nvidia+drivers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a
> >
> > The first hit said the 108.11 driver was the latest
> recommended driver. Sorry, haven't installed jaunty yet
> so can't comment on it.  However, it's not too
> uncommen having to install a newer driver
> > especially after a new kernel is installed or perhaps
> it's a bug. If it were me I'd do an 'aptitude
> search nvidia' to see what is availabe in the
> proprietary drivers that might suit you needs.  Also, reboot
> in recovery mode and select xfix, let it run to completion,
> then continue the boot and it might fix X. I assume that
> xfix is still there in Jaunty beta.  You might also google
> for your video chip+jaunty and perhaps locate the specific
> nvidia module recommended for our card/chip.  there are lots
> of googling possibilities that may help solve your problem.
> HTH,
> > Leonard Chatagnier
> > lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
> >   
> Hi Leonard,
> I haven't heard of xfix before, and there isn't a
> man page for it on my 
> system, nor a binary of that name in my path, and when I
> searched for it 
> in Synaptic, I only came up with libxfixes3, and it's
> companion packages 
> of libfixes-dbg, and libfixes-dev, no binary named xfix.
> You say that it is accessible from within recovery console,
> where I've 
> never been before, so I'm assuming it is a menu entry
> within recovery 
> console somewhere. Is this right? I guess I really should
> boot into the 
> recovery console at least once, just to see what's
> there, can't learn 
> anything if I don't explore. 8-)
I wouldn't call it recovery console. It's the second entry in menu.lst for each installed kernel entry. You might find more by searching in the recovery mode boot as I'm not sure your going to find them in the regular boot. If you just boot up into recovery mode for any installed kernel, using the menu.lst to select it, it's the first screen to come up upon bootup and you have to select something from the menu to proceed. I don't know if anything changed in Jaunty but xfix was the fourth entry in Intrepid recovery mode.
Googling for ubuntu+recovery mode+xfix may turn up something. Using xfix to repair X issues in ubuntu has been mentioned on the list several time in recent time; surprised you missed it.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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