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  • #11
    For lucid that's really a special case, the PURE ati-installer fails and so does the nvidia installer. What do you learn from this lession?

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    • #12
      Open your eyes!
      X can't start, if the initrd loads the old kernel-module!
      And the installer can't remove modules, which are in the initrd and that is not the fault of the installer, it's the fault from the OS!

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      • #13
        LOOOOOOOOOL nvidia fail :

        mugginz:
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
        in the end... today we try 5h install the newest nvidia driver over a .15 version...

        yes this broke all nvidia closed source drivers..

        in the end i rm xorg.conf and now we use vesa? or nouveau
        Has he tried the bundled driver or did he go straight to the latest one from the site?

        If self installing the Web based driver he'll have to blacklist modules but even that will work.

        Make a file called something like

        Code:

        /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistnvidia.conf

        and throw this into it

        Code:

        blacklist nouveau
        blacklist lbm-nouveau
        blacklist nvidia-173
        blacklist nvidia-96



        Kano:
        Basically running ati/nvidia run installers is a very bad idea on lucid. It is very likely that it will break during update or when jockey wants to install something. The fglrx package for example tries to uninstall the files which the ati-installer copied onto the system, but fails because of the install has already been modified that you need an override value to "really" execute the uninstaller. the nvidia-installer has got an --uninstall option too but most likely it damages the system too. lucid has got too clever driver switching which uses a subdir for each driver and change ld search path while installing a binary driver. you could even install nvidia+fglrx the same time and switch with

        sudo update-alternates --config gl_conf
        sudo ldconfig
        sudo update-initramfs -u

        and adjusted /etc/X11/xorg.conf - for oss just delete the file. Because only the ati installer provides a switch to build lucid packages i did not update my nvidia script. Its too hard to integrate that cleanly in a non packaged way. Best reinstall if you tried something like that for nvidia and use an nvidia ppa for driver updates. my script tries to fix the problems when the ati-installer was used in the wrong way - the "correct" way was impossible anyway without tricks as ati is in 99% of all cases too stupid to supply correct packageing that suits for the driver - which they only need to fetch from fglrx-packageing.git in a timely manner.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
          "The only failure here is your failure to read the instructions. You uninstall the old driver first and then install the new. "

          LOL the installer !! the installer! talks abaut HE!!!!! uninstalls the old driver!
          but the installer! the nvidia install do not uninstall the old one!

          the installer just fails!
          Again you fail to read what is there. The installer DETECTS another driver installed and yes as it says it "Attempts to remove it". There is no guaranteed as packagers of various distro's tend to move items around from where the installer installs them. Again you fail at even reading what is printed on the screen right in front of you.

          The only failure is your inability to read.

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          • #15
            Just use them from a PPA on ubuntu since the installer from nvidia.com doesn't work with lucid yet, they'll be in this one:

            https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x...hive/x-updates

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Sarvatt View Post
              Just use them from a PPA on ubuntu since the installer from nvidia.com doesn't work with lucid yet, they'll be in this one:

              https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x...hive/x-updates
              ok thats easy thank you very much we try this!

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Sarvatt View Post
                Just use them from a PPA on ubuntu since the installer from nvidia.com doesn't work with lucid yet, they'll be in this one:

                https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x...hive/x-updates
                It does if you blacklist nouveau, et al.

                drop this
                Code:
                blacklist nouveau
                blacklist lbm-nouveau
                blacklist nvidia-173
                blacklist nvidia-96
                into this
                Code:
                /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by mugginz View Post
                  It does if you blacklist nouveau, et al.

                  drop this
                  Code:
                  blacklist nouveau
                  blacklist lbm-nouveau
                  blacklist nvidia-173
                  blacklist nvidia-96
                  into this
                  Code:
                  /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf
                  Sure if you don't want any GL at all

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by Sarvatt View Post
                    Sure if you don't want any GL at all
                    Really?
                    • Blacklist drivers
                    • Boot into text mode
                    • Install driver
                    • Reboot
                    • Profit

                    OpenGL works great in the new driver.

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                    • #20
                      • Blacklist drivers
                      • Boot into text mode
                      • Install driver
                      • Reboot
                      • Profit


                      Details
                      • Blacklist drivers
                        • drop this
                          Code:
                          blacklist nouveau
                          blacklist lbm-nouveau
                          blacklist nvidia-173
                          blacklist nvidia-96
                        • into this
                          Code:
                          /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf
                      • Boot into text mode
                        • Reboot machine
                        • Hold down shift key before GRUB starts so as to go into the grub menu
                        • Press E to edit the boot options
                        • Add the word "text" (no quotes) to the list of kernel options
                        • Press CTRL-X to begin booting into text mode
                      • Install driver
                        • You'll now be at a text console
                        • Login
                        • Change to the directory where the driver is
                        • run "sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.36.24-pkg1.run" (This file will need to have execute rights)
                        • Make sure when it asks if it can modify xorg.conf you allow it.
                      • Reboot
                        • CTRL-ALT-DEL

                      Hey, presto. Newest driver.

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