Upgrade to 8.04 does not detect nvidia drivers

Asked by Mike Cummings on 2008-04-26

After upgrading to Hardy Heron 8.04, my nvidia drivers would not load. Restricted driver manager shows driver installed but not in use. Card is a GeForce 5200. I reinstalled the drivers to no avail. Here is copy of my xorg.conf file:

ion "Device"
 Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Driver "nvidia"
 BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
 Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
 Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "SyncMaster"
 Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Monitor "SyncMaster"
 DefaultDepth 24
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 1
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 4
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 8
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 15
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 16
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 24
  Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "Default Layout"
 Screen "Default Screen"
 InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
 InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
 InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
 InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
 InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
 Option "AIGLX" "true"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
 Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
 Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Anyone have any ideas?

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Solved by:
Andrea Grandi
Solved:
2008-04-27
Last query:
2008-04-27
Last reply:
2008-04-27
Best Andrea Grandi (andreagrandi) said : #1

I've the same your video card and after the upgrade, nvidia driver was disabled. Try to disable it unchecking the checkbox, the try to enable it again, it should begin to download the correct driver from repository. Please let me know if this worked.

wires (wires8) said : #2

Hey. I'm new to Linux. I'm transitioning off of Windows. I have the same card (PCI GeForce FX 5200) and after several tries (total reinstalls) I'm so far unable to get Ubuntu 8.04 to work with it. Will someone tell me how to load and configure the right driver? Or point me at a howto if one exists? Thanks in advance.

Mike Cummings (mikec7x) said : #3

Thanks Andrea Grandi, that solved my question.

Mike Cummings (mikec7x) said : #4

Thanks, Andrea Grandi. That worked completely. Great call, and I appreciate the help.

wiz (hari939) said : #5

My HP DV6281ea uses NVIDIA 7400Go Graphics processor.
i experience the same problem as Mike and tried disabling and then enabling the driver.
even after restarting, the problem persists.

any ideas?