Nvidia Graphic driver won't install

Asked by Distant Thunder on 2010-07-10

Graphic drivers for my Nvidia 9500m GS won't install properly... Jockey is always exiting with an error saying that it couldn't install the driver. However, on reboot, the driver seems to load and to work fine, excepting that i got a very ugly loading screen (looks like the whole screen have been compressed on the top of it, i can see that "something" is happening there, but there're just blue and green lines...) , same thing when i'm doing CTRL+ALT+F1, i can't read anything, but i can distinguish the cursor flashing... I think something is messing up here, i tried to reinstall the so mentioned libvdpau with no improvements, so can you guys help me ? (sorry for bad english if there is, i'm french :p ) :

(Reading database ... 264377 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-settings.
Unpacking nvidia-settings (from .../nvidia-settings_195.36.08-0ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nvidia-current (195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf (gl_conf) in auto mode.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Loading new nvidia-current-195.36.24 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Done.

nvidia-current.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.32-23-generic-pae/updates/dkms/

depmod.......

DKMS: install Completed.

Setting up nvidia-settings (195.36.08-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.POSIX.cache...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Processing triggers for python-support ...

2010-07-10 23:57:15,282 ERROR: update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.

2010-07-10 23:57:16,988 DEBUG: XorgDriverHandler device sections ({0: ['\tIdentifier\t"Default Device"\n', '\tOption\t"NoLogo"\t"True"\n', '\tDriver\t"nvidia"\n']})
2010-07-10 23:57:32,601 DEBUG: nvidia_173 is not the alternative in use
2010-07-10 23:57:33,738 DEBUG: nvidia_173 is not the alternative in use

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Last query:
2010-07-29
Last reply:
2010-07-16

I've always used the driver from the nvidia-vdpau ppa personally

https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppa

But it may be a case of !wfm

;)

Distant Thunder (temptempor) said : #2

I've installed vdpau from that ppa, but still it won't work...

Distant Thunder (temptempor) said : #3

here's what i got :

 dpkg --get-selections | grep libvdpau*
libvdpau-dev install
libvdpau-doc install
libvdpau1 install

and then the jockey log, after it said that it went through an error :

(Reading database ... 264391 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-settings.
Unpacking nvidia-settings (from .../nvidia-settings_195.36.08-0ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up nvidia-current (195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/GL.conf (gl_conf) in auto mode.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Loading new nvidia-current-195.36.24 DKMS files...
Building only for 2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Building for architecture i686
Building initial module for 2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Done.

nvidia-current.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.32-23-generic-pae/updates/dkms/

depmod.......

DKMS: install Completed.

Setting up nvidia-settings (195.36.08-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.POSIX.cache...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-23-generic-pae
Processing triggers for python-support ...

[g] 2010-07-12 16:37:51,355 ERROR: update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist. [/g]

2010-07-12 16:37:52,989 DEBUG: XorgDriverHandler device sections ({0: ['\tIdentifier\t"Default Device"\n', '\tDriver\t"nvidia"\n']})
2010-07-12 16:38:13,363 DEBUG: nvidia_173 is not the alternative in use
2010-07-12 16:38:14,463 DEBUG: nvidia_173 is not the alternative in use

Ryan Oram (infinityos) said : #4

Try installing the driver manually using the following instructions:

http://www.sucka.net/2010/04/how-to-install-nvidia-video-driver-in-10-04-lucid-lynx/

If those instructions don't work, try these (which use the official Nvidia installer):

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-install-nvidia-drivers-manually-on-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx.html

Distant Thunder (temptempor) said : #5

At this stage : "apt-get install nvidia-current" when trying the method of the first link, i noticed this :

[code]

update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist. [/g]

[/code]

and when trying to load the driver , i got this :

[code]

modprobe nvidia-current
FATAL: Module nvidia_current not found.

[/code]

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