Nvidia driver problem

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 24 23:38:02 UTC 2011

On 09/24/2011 02:47 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 09/24/2011 01:52 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 24/09/11 15:35, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 09/24/2011 01:15 AM, Jon Anderson wrote:
>>>> I GET 270.41.06 IN NVIDIA XSERVER SETTINGS IN LSPCI -V it just says
>>>> Kernel driver in use: nvidia and under it says Kernel modules:
>>>> nvidia-current, nvidia-173, nouveau, nvidiafb. The nvidia- current is
>>>> what I thought I wanted loaded and I thought that was the 270 but it
>>>> seems not to be the one it is using. In additional drivers program it
>>>> says that nvidia-current is loaded but not being used. So I don't know.
>>> Jockey should show you the recommended driver for your video
>>> card/adapter. Did you try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf yet, as I wrote
>>> before?? If so, what happened? Ric
>> Baby steps, Ric, baby steps..... :-( .
>> How about recommending that this be read as a starter:
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video ?
> I did do baby steps... if the xorg.conf file ain't right, nothing 
> happens. So, I asked if the attempt was made. Then what happened? You 
> know, the usual.
> But, if his system doesn't want to allow that nVidia card to work, ala 
> eMachine, it's gonna be tougher. I feel the OP's pain though. But, 
> without that edit to xorg.conf, jockey will correctly report that though 
> the driver is loaded, and it's not being used because xorg.conf didn't 
> tell the system to use it. Simple. When he cut and pasted his copy it 
> showed nvidia wasn't being used. Ergo, it ain't and won't be used until 
> the edit makes it happen. >>IMHO<<
> :) Ric

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't use an xorg.conf file by default. It will if you
create one; I do on one of my systems for AddARGBLXVisuals but it's
generally not required.

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