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    Default NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    Hey guys,

    Ok I've had it, I've tried every guide known to man about installing nvidia drivers and I still get the stupid "no screens found" error when I try to startx. I have an Intel i5 x64, running BT5R3 64bit GNOME with a Geforce GT630M 2GB, have tried installing nvidia drivers via apt-get, have downloaded them from nvidia website a million times and tried that way but it all just leads to the "no screens found" error when I try to startx.

    If I disable the nouveau driver I can install the nvidia drivers fine(otherwise I get the "nouveau driver must be disabled first" error if I don't), so the nvidia drivers install fine, then it creates the xorg.conf file itself during the nvidia install, it's after that when I try to startx I get the no screens found problem. If I then rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf I can startx straight away and its back to fine and default(other than slow scrolling and jerkiness etc!).

    So that's it, I'm out of guides/how-tos and forum posts to try, so I'm in need of some CLEARLY said help. Anyone out there actually fixed this problem?

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    Anyone?

    I think the problem maybe is because when I do lspci | grep VGA it's showing my onboard Intel one first, then underneath is the nVidia one, is there anyway I can tell it to use the Nvidia card and not the Intel VGA?

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    Make nvidia the one to use by default.

    Would you please post the xorg.conf, lspci | grep -i vga and dmesg | grep -i nvidia or nouveau, depending on which driver you are using (open or propietary)?

    Luck...

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    I just got an Nvidia card this week, and have re-installed 3 times, but (knock on wood) am no longer having this issue. Granted no everyone wants to just reinstall and lose their settings etc, but I don't keep anything I can't readd on backtrack. Here's what I did to get mine working...some steps may or may not be needed, but I didn't take any chances. I wrote these as I was going along with my install. I install backtrack on a 2nd hard drive in my machine.

    ==Install Graphics Driver in Linux==

    From Konsole / Non-GUI

    1. "init 3" (just in case)

    2. Blacklist items
    " nano /etc/modprode.d/blacklist.conf

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv
    blacklist rivafb
    "

    3. apt-get update (may not be needed)

    4. sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (remove other sh*t)

    5. Run the nvidia driver "sudo sh DRIVER.run"
    Note: I downloaded the 310 driver from NVIDIA website

    6. Reboot

    6a. Download CUDA driver from NVIDIA website, includes the toolkit and driver (so step 5 may be pointless iono, but this worked for me)

    7. init 3

    8. Run these commands

    "prepare-kernel-sources
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    "

    9. "sudo sh CUDA.RUN" // the driver file you downloaded from the CUDA NVIDIA downloads, i used default locations which you can see below

    10. Update path files

    "nano /root/.bashrc

    PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda-5.0/bin
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/cuda-5.0/lib

    export PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    "

    11.
    "
    source /root/.bashrc
    ldconfig
    "

    12. verify correct path, should show the path of nvcc
    which nvcc

    13. verify version, should show you the version
    nvcc -V

    14. Update PYRIT
    "
    svn checkout http://pyrit.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ pyrit
    cd pyrit/pyrit && python setup.py build && python setup.py install
    cd ../../
    cd pyrit/cpyrit_cuda && python setup.py build && python setup.py install
    "

    15. REBOOT

    16. test "STARTX" still boots fine, and "pyrit list_cores" provides no errors

    Like I said, this worked for me, I bits and pieced together information from a variety of different places online, and have been running fine for 3 days since on a FRESH install like this.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    awesome thanks for the steps man. I have a 640M and hopefully this will work. It only sees my cores and not my card at all.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    i've got a 555M and downloaded the 310.32 nvidia driver from their site.
    I blacklisted Nouveau, and removed it as said.
    But at step 5 i still got the error msg about nouveau kernel installed ....

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    Quote Originally Posted by ffix413 View Post
    i've got a 555M and downloaded the 310.32 nvidia driver from their site.
    I blacklisted Nouveau, and removed it as said.
    But at step 5 i still got the error msg about nouveau kernel installed ....
    ffix413
    Boot your system in recovery mode!


    Drop root shell in recovery.
    Run this commands.
    Code:
    root@bt:~# echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
    root@bt:~# update-initramfs -u
    Now Reboot your system and boot recovery mode again!!! IMPORTANT.
    Drop root shell in recovery again.
    and run.
    Code:
    root@bt:~# sh nvidia_driver.run
    You gonna se msg about init 3....
    Just install like init 1....
    After installation is done, reboot your system in normal mode
    go into GUI opent terminal and type:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# nvidia-xconfig
    DONE!

    That worked for me....On Backtrack 5 R3 x64, but if don't work for you try this:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    add these lines and save:
    -------------------------
    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv
    ------------------------
    Then:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*
    Reboot
    Code:
    root@bt:~# add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    root@bt:~# apt-get update
    root@bt:~# apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings
    Reboot then:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get install compiz compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald simple-ccsm fusion-icon
    Reboot and you are Done...

    Good Luck!

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    A small (hopefully useful) update.

    On the 5th and the 8th of March 2013 NVIDIA released new Linux x86 and x86-64 drivers (310.40 certified).

    Got a Quadro FX3600 for Notebook board working on a 64bit Backtrack 5r3 and xorg config was a mess…. tried all the suggestions/workaround found on the net with no luck….

    Finally, in these new drivers, NVIDIA added a new xorg config utility that resolve the notorious problems.
    It’s an automatic tool and you’ll be prompted to launch it after the driver install.

    So, simply download the right driver for your system (x86 or x86-64) from NVIDIA website saving it on root folder.
    Then log out from X.

    At the prompt (you must be logged as root) type
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-xxx.xx.run
    or
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-xxx.xx.run for 64bit Linux
    (or even “sh NV” and press TAB to make it faster)

    and the install routine will smoothly do the rest

    Enjoy!

    Stefania Castelli

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Drivers!! Need help BT5R3 64bit GNOME - Geforce 630M

    Quote Originally Posted by squadx View Post
    I just got an Nvidia card this week, and have re-installed 3 times, but (knock on wood) am no longer having this issue. Granted no everyone wants to just reinstall and lose their settings etc, but I don't keep anything I can't readd on backtrack. Here's what I did to get mine working...some steps may or may not be needed, but I didn't take any chances. I wrote these as I was going along with my install. I install backtrack on a 2nd hard drive in my machine.

    ==Install Graphics Driver in Linux==

    From Konsole / Non-GUI

    1. "init 3" (just in case)

    2. Blacklist items
    " nano /etc/modprode.d/blacklist.conf

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivatv
    blacklist rivafb
    "

    3. apt-get update (may not be needed)

    4. sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (remove other sh*t)

    5. Run the nvidia driver "sudo sh DRIVER.run"
    Note: I downloaded the 310 driver from NVIDIA website

    6. Reboot

    6a. Download CUDA driver from NVIDIA website, includes the toolkit and driver (so step 5 may be pointless iono, but this worked for me)

    7. init 3

    8. Run these commands

    "prepare-kernel-sources
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    "

    9. "sudo sh CUDA.RUN" // the driver file you downloaded from the CUDA NVIDIA downloads, i used default locations which you can see below

    10. Update path files

    "nano /root/.bashrc

    PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda-5.0/bin
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/cuda-5.0/lib

    export PATH
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    "

    11.
    "
    source /root/.bashrc
    ldconfig
    "

    12. verify correct path, should show the path of nvcc
    which nvcc

    13. verify version, should show you the version
    nvcc -V

    14. Update PYRIT
    "
    svn checkout http://pyrit.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ pyrit
    cd pyrit/pyrit && python setup.py build && python setup.py install
    cd ../../
    cd pyrit/cpyrit_cuda && python setup.py build && python setup.py install
    "

    15. REBOOT

    16. test "STARTX" still boots fine, and "pyrit list_cores" provides no errors

    Like I said, this worked for me, I bits and pieced together information from a variety of different places online, and have been running fine for 3 days since on a FRESH install like this.
    Thanks heaps for the steps, will give it a try!

    I think part of the problem is that my laptop has an Intel VGA as well, well when I do lspci the Intel one is listed first and the Nvidia is further down, do I need to somehow disable the intel one first? or just doing these steps should get the nvidia one working? Cheers!

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