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    Default Nvidia problem

    Hi

    I have just done a fresh install of bt4 and the only thing that i cant get to work properly is my Nvidia card.

    Here are some details

    root@bt:~# lspci | grep nVidia Cor
    Code:
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 610
    0 (rev a2)
    root@bt:~# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Tue Nov  4 14:07:17 PST 2008
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "dbe"
        Load           "extmod"
    #   Load           "type1"
        Load           "freetype"
        Load           "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
        VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    root@bt:~# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
    Code:
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
    (EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
    (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    last things to mention im using drivers got through apt get
    Code:
    apt-get install nvidia-glx-177
    which are listed to work with my type of card.
    Im using the module nv right now but that cant get me any direct rendering and such.

    So any help appriciated i've been searching through google but without luck.
    If any more outputs are needed just say so.

    Thanks in advance

    Lasperic

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    If you're really having issues with your gfx drivers, you can always try envyng

    Code:
    apt-get install envyng-core
    Its gotten me out of some pretty annoying situation in the past. Will probably do what you need.

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    Default Thanks

    I've been trying to get the name of that utility , but couldnt remember (i know it fixed the problem in Ubuntu) hope it will work Thanks

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    I always have much better luck with the drivers from nvidias web site rather than package management.

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    Default Yeah

    it says something like no precompile kernel headers etc etc .. soo im thinking its a bad symlink to the kernel . but nvm it says that 173 nvidia should be recomended so ill just try to apt-get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasperic View Post
    it says something like no precompile kernel headers etc etc .. soo im thinking its a bad symlink to the kernel . but nvm it says that 173 nvidia should be recomended so ill just try to apt-get it
    Go directly to nvidia's website and get the drivers then follow their guides for installation. I have done the same and it works out better than apt-get does it.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Default well

    I got it working yesterday

    The thing was i had to apt-get the drivers and then download from Nvidia site the SAME driver(180.22 in my case) reset x run the downloaded one and woala

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