NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sat Aug 28 07:20:35 UTC 2010

On 28/08/2010 16:46, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> 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 )

May I suggest that the next time you have a problem that you keep the 
discussion to one only mail list - or pose the same question in the 
other ML by CC-ing your question and responses to both (although some ML 
police will pull you up for duplicating the posts.)

As it now stands, except for those people, like myself and Ric and some 
others, the thread here - in ubuntu users - is useless as far as 
information goes; not to mention that the people who only subscribe to 
kubuntu are now also confused as to what the state of your problem is :-) .


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inverse proportion to its desirability.

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