NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 06:46:59 UTC 2010

On Friday 27 August 2010 22:09:38 Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 13:14 +0200, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> > I decided to give the driver from
> > http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display- ia32-173.14.27-driver.html a
> > go because the Ubuntu provided drivers didn't work for me.
> > I logged out of X and ran:
> > 
> > sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.27-pkg1.run
> > 
> > It had some hickups with the kernel sources about missing autoconf.h and
> > auto.conf so I reinstalled linux-headers-2.6.32-24-generic and ran "make
> > oldconfig && make prepare".
> All you needed to do was to install the missing headers, then re-run the
> nVidia run file. That is it. Easier would be to use the Hardware Drivers
> application. Let it do all the work, install the driver and set it up
> for auto-update every time a new kernel is updated ...the Ubuntu way.
> God knows Ubuntu of any flavor is becoming less and less tolerant of the
> user installing his own.
> I hail from WAY BACK when. I do not do that anymore, as it avoidably
> leads to tears and later, rants by your's truly. I am slowly evolving,
> repentant of my past command-line edit misdeeds and have been
> assimilated. It just works better. :) Ric

Oh yes - I'm a long time convert to just using the repos. As you say: It Just
Works Better ;-)
The problem is that in this case it didn't. I started with the Hardware Drivers
app but the kernel froze when loading the modules.
(Details in https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kubuntu-users/2010-August/051997.html )

Best regards / med venlig hilsen

Thomas Olsen

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