NVIDIA driver causes kernel freeze

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 18:35:07 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 11:46 +0200, Thomas Olsen wrote:
> On Saturday 28 August 2010 09:20:35 Basil Chupin wrote:
> > 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.)
> Of course. As you mentioned in private mail I should have used ubuntu-users to 
> start with. I wanted to avoid CC'ing as that is - as you mention - frowned 
> upon by moderators ;-)
> > 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 :-) .
> It's not ideal but thats why I posted the link to the original thread.
> If I don't succeed with the help I've gotten so far I might post a recap of 
> the probs in a new thread here - or I might just learn to live with the 
> nouveau driver ;-)

Did you remove it?? You might have to go on a witch hunt to find any
remaining files, but I used synaptic and "completely removed" nouveau.
While your display is still running, unload the nnvidia module with
"Hardware Drivers" and remove it, too. Then re-download and re-install
nvdia version for your card. Then activate it. Then run Nvidia X server
settings, and re-write your /etc/X11/xorg.conf files after you have
selected your monitor preferences. The new xorg.conf file should show
"nvidia" and not nv or nouveau. This, in an ideal world, should work. Oh
yeah, follow those instructions on getting rid of any nvidia files from
the .run file. It really should work. 

This is why I prefer installing fresh, from a DVD. It's all there and
not subject to the whims of a net connect file transfer of some very
important bits. Nothing is left over from a previous installation,
things are easy enough to back up and restore. Carefully! :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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