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    Default Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    Hi everyone
    Great release indeed , i thank the BT team for a great work.
    Just want to share the working method of Nvidia drivers installation ( worked for me, i hope it does for you as well )
    Instructions : gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    add these lines and save:
    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv

    Then:
    apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*

    Reboot

    add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    Reboot then nvidia-xconfig

    ** here is a screenshot.
    Ref: Dell Precision M6300 , Nvidia Quadro FX1600M .

    Good luck everyone
    GD

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    i tried following your steps but got stuck here

    apt-get --purge remove nvidia*
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Note, selecting nvidia-180-libvdpau-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-173-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-current for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-libvdpau-ia32 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-libvdpau1 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-185-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-173 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-settings for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-185-libvdpau for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-185-kernel-source for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-vdpau-driver for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-96-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-cg-toolkit for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-96 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-96-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-173 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-180 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-185 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-180-modaliases for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-kernel-common for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-libvdpau for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-current-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-96 for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx-180-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-current-modaliases for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-173-modaliases for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-185-modaliases for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-common for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-96-kernel-source for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-173-kernel-source for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-180-kernel-source for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-libvdpau-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-96-modaliases for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-glx for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-173-dev for regex 'nvidia*'
    Note, selecting nvidia-180-libvdpau for regex 'nvidia*'
    E: Couldn't find package nvidia*

    i have already blacklisted inside the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf but every time i reboot i still see the nouveau driver up

    i lsee it by doing lsmod command

    any hint to finally remove em ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    Hi
    Can you post your hardware specs please , are you sure your pc got nvidia graphics ? what kind of nvidia driver in equipped with ?

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    hi,
    in my old hardware (32bit)+ geforce fx-5600xt i'm using this method(after prepare-kernel-sources):

    1)# download & save in root your nvidia driver i'm testing with
    NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.31-pkg1.run
    2)chmod -x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.31-pkg1.run
    3)#open terminal:
    echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    4) update-initramfs -u
    5) reboot
    6)#out of x-server: root (enter)
    toor (enter)
    init 3 (enter)
    ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.31-pkg1.run
    (optional) fix-splash
    reboot
    7)after"login"(root/toor) play startx

    in my pc with bt5-r2 gnome-32 WORKED-PERFECT!!! &
    if you want enable compiz/emerald:
    root@bt:~#apt-get install compiz compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald simple-ccsm fusion-icon
    bye

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    i have notebook toshiba satellite a-100 kinda old actually but equipped with a NVIDIA card
    here is the result:

    lspci | grep VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)

    thanks

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    Thanks ghostdog67 for this straight step-by-step scenario.

    I've tried today and unfortunately for me it didn't work. After all the bullets the result was a blank screen. I can't work into the dark so I was forced to reinstall the BT R2 Gnome 64 bit.

    However I gave it a shout but I don't know why this matter is so "Russian rulet"

    By the way: right now my hardware it's Dell Latitude 6500, Nvidia Quatro NVS 160M.

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    did another fresh installation of bt5r2 kde edition 32bit then,

    added those lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv

    right after that i did

    echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf

    update-initramfs -u

    rebooted and finally i had the NVIDIA 285 driver installed correctly.

    I guess maybe something was broken during the installation setup but no idea too

    Hope this can help

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohnsp1 View Post
    did another fresh installation of bt5r2 kde edition 32bit then,

    added those lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv

    right after that i did

    echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf

    update-initramfs -u

    rebooted and finally i had the NVIDIA 285 driver installed correctly.

    I guess maybe something was broken during the installation setup but no idea too

    Hope this can help

    Thanks
    Thanks. I'll backup my system right now and try again later on

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install on BT5r2 Kernel 3.2.6

    thanks it works

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    Update: Using the johnjohnsp1's procedure I succeeded to make it to work

    However invoking the optional command: apt-get install compiz compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald simple-ccsm fusion-icon didn't bring me happiness just troubles.

    Bottom line: thanks folks for details and support
    Last edited by Osirium; 03-08-2012 at 10:40 AM.

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