Common Problems and Solutions for Nvidia restricted drivers after Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Upgrade
upgrade to 8.10 -- can't enable Nvidia restricted drivers
Upgraded from 8.04.1 to 8.10 (x64). GF 7600GT. Athlon X2 64. Starts up using the unaccelerated drivers.
Using ‘Hardware Drivers' I try to enable the 177 driver, get error dialog:
"Reconfiguring X.org video drivers is not possible: /etc/X11/xorg.conf if invalid"
-- tried deleting xorg.conf
-- tried dpkg-reconfig xserver-xorg
-- tried nvidia-xconfig
None of these work.
-- /var/log/Xorg.0.log doesn't show any syntax errors with any of these xorg.conf files.
1) Open Synaptic Package Manager
2) Search nvidia
3) Installed all the 177 that are not yet installed (except those with the -dev suffix) or run this command to install drivers sudo apt-get install nvidia-
4) Made sure nvidia-settins is installed as well
6) Went to "Hardware Drivers"
7) Activated 177
Run the following command to set the nvidia card settings
nvidia-settings segmentation fault.In the nvidia-settings menu (System->Administration->NVIDIA X Server Settings), if I click "Save to X Configuration File" (in the "X Server Display Configurations" page), the window closes. This was not the behavior in Ubuntu 8.04. If I open the menu from the command line, then clicking "Save to X Configuration File" will print "Segmentation fault" before the window closes. This happens whether or not I use sudo when executing nvidia-settings.
I heard that the new X.Org was going to rely less on the xorg.conf file, but it still exits. I can still apply my desired changes by clicking "Apply", so I personally do not have any problems. I am wondering if the segfault is a bug.
I renamed my xorg.conf file to something radically different: xorg_conf_backup.txt Then, when I had nvidia-settings save to xorg file, it asked where it was. I just pointed it to the same location (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and had it make a new one. That seemed to make it stick. It seems unhappy in having to deal with existing xorg files.
How to get 1920×1200 Resolution Dell 2405fwp Nvidia 6150se
It's an Dell 2405fwp with native resolution of 1920×1200.
But I finally got it working, with some trial and error:
[Dell Insipiron 531] how to get 1920×1200 [2405fpw] resolution working with onboard nvidia graphics [Nvidia 6150se] using vga out:
1. Isntall the restricted drivers System ---> Hardware Drivers
2. Select the recommended drivers, install and reboot.
3. Backup the original /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
$ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.org
4. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
$ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5. look for the Section "Monitor"
add the following lines[DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE]:
6. look for Section "Screen"
add the following lines[DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE]:
7. Then do:
$ sudo nvidia-settings
then from X Server Display Configuration select the 1920×1200 resolution
8. Saving the X configuration File [while nvidia-settings is still open]:
$ sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
save file as /etc/X11/xorg.conf
9. edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf if needed be repeat 5 & 6
10. then Reboot and press the autosize button on the LCD
And here is a copy of my working xorg.conf file:
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
Ubuntu 8.10 My Graphics can't be enabled. nVidia Go 7400 graphics card
I got mine working by going to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers. However, the two options presented to me are the 173 and 177 drivers, so that might not help you. The 177 driver, which was also recommended, worked. After activating that driver, I edited the display setting with System->Administration->NVIDIA X Server Settings and then clicked Apply.
Problem 5 (Intrepid blank screen problem)
I wanted to install the Intrepid Ibex [8.10] upgrade. Today I started the Update Manager and let it upgrade to 8.10. Downloading the Binaries took 5-odd hours[I'm on a 384Kbps connection and the download size is just a mite less than 1GB].It took an hour to install and asked to reboot. This is where the troubles started. After rebooting, it went to the beige screen that precedes the splash screen and then to a black blank screen. I could move around the mouse and that was it.
Apparently the compiz [which is responsible for the visual effects] module has problems with older Intel graphics cards [on-board graphics module aboard my Intel 845 GVSR]. A suggested work around was to boot into recovery mode and remove the compiz module. Apparently the bus has been around for a couple of months now[Launchpad Bug #259385].
select root shell prompt and run the following commands
sudo apt-get remove compiz
sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
I just installed the new Ubuntu 8.10 and I have no sound.How to fix this problem
I have fixed this problem by installing following package
sudo killall pulseaudio
sudo alsa force-reload
and then go to System>Preferences>Sound and change everything to ALSA
Install Nvidia legacy GeForce 2 MX 400 in Ubuntu 8.10
Downloaded the beta driver from nvidia here the 96.43.09 legacy BETA
Downloaded from synaptic manager linux-headers-generic and linux-source-2.6.27
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic linux-source-2.6.27
Press CTRL + ALT F1
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
sudo sh NVIDIA DRIVER that you downloaded from the url above
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
Install NVIDIA XFX 8600 GT in Ubuntu 8.10
My machine is MSI RS-480-IL2 motherboard, with NVIDIA XFX 8600 GT card.
This is the procedure I followed:
Just go to System -> Adminitration-> Hardware Drivers and enable NVIDIA 177 driver. It will download and install the driver.
Here there is a small hitch. Sometimes the download progress window stops at 0% only, it is bug, but the download takes place in the background and installs the driver. You need to be patient for about 5 minutes (256 KBPS download speed).
After that, just check under System -> Administration for a new menu entry "NVIDIA Settings", if so, the driver is installed. If you select the menu item, it will say "Looks like NVIDIA driver is not being used, Update your Xorg.conf file, just run "nvidia-xconfig" from terminal as root".
Do that, and it will update your xorg.conf file, just restart X, using CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE, it will logout you out and ask for login again. Just login and you have NVIDIA 3D fully working.
Try enabling 3D effects and enjoy !!! Ubuntu 8.10 really rocks, especially with 3D enabled.
For all the persons who were kind enough to reply and comment on earlier post, I would like to thank all of you.
Anyone facing problem with Ubuntu 8.04, I suggest upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10. It will solve many problems.
If you have any other solutions for nvidia cards or any other issues after intrepid upgrade please share here