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    Default nVidia Driver install issues

    Please Help!

    I have scanned the internet looking for a fix for this issue, I know that there is a lot out there about this and have possibly tried them all but they haven't worked for me!

    I have a nVidia Quadro NVS285 card, I finally downloaded the driver into my root directory, when I run sh NVIDIA.... (blah) command I get the driver installation screen, I accept the terms, then I get a message advising that the Nouveau driver needs to be disabled??

    It states that the conf file to disable the Nouveau file exists but the driver is still running?

    Any idea's?

    Kernel 3.2.6, Ubuntu 10.4 LTS Lucid, BT5 R3 Gnome 32 bit.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: nVidia Driver install issues

    First you need to do these things before installing propietary driver:
    1. Uninstall nouveau.(aptitude purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau).
    2. Blacklist nouveau and possible Framebuffer drivers for nvidia card. (cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf) and see if there are banned/blacklisted (nvidiafb and rivafb), if not, do this:
    2.1 open the file: nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf and add them: blacklist nvidiafb and blacklist rivafb in separate rows. just like the rest. Ctl+o to save and then Ctl+x to exit..
    Then you bootup and enter recovery mode, once in text mode (terminal), go to the location of the nvidia driver downloaded and install it. After that reboot.

    If you had uninstall and blacklist after startx, you could have gone to text mode, kill the X's and install priopetary driver from nvidia and restart the X's...

    Now you have to uninstall nouveau and blacklist if needed....Then reboot.



    Any doubt, let us know...
    Last edited by maverik35; 12-21-2012 at 11:21 AM.

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    Default Re: nVidia Driver install issues

    Hi,

    Works a treat!

    Please ignore my previous post, for some reason the card was not detecting my monitor? I rebooted for a second time and I was able to start x, I have also configured the resolution via the Nvidia manager and have set up dual screens! brilliant...

    PERFECT!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GREAT EASY TO FOLLOW ADVICE!!

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