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Geforce 310m Driver problem

Asked by Syed Farhan on 2011-07-06

I installed the Nvidia restricted drivers from the additional drivers menu but my screen goes blank after grub after the next reboot and stays blank. Going into failsafe graphics mode tells me that Xorg.conf is missing and the /etc/X11 folder cannot be written to. I tried this on Ubuntu 11.04 and on 11.10. I am currently running the generic drivers shipped with Ubuntu.

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Syed Farhan
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2011-07-07
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2011-07-07
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2011-07-06
Syed Farhan (fazle-farhan) said : #1

I have tried both the current Nvidia driver and the experimental one.

Try:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

Then reboot

Syed Farhan (fazle-farhan) said : #3

With or without the additional drivers? I'm assuming with since typing that in now gives me command not found.

With, it installs the command when you install the driver.

Can you also give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a

Thanks

Syed Farhan (fazle-farhan) said : #5

Here you go. I'm downloading/installing the driver now.
sudo lshw -c display

*-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f6000000-f7ffffff ioport:dc00(size=128) memory:faf80000-faffffff

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

I also suggest you log a bug. Oneiric is not ready and is not even out of alpha yet.

Syed Farhan (fazle-farhan) said : #7

sudo lshw -c display
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
       vendor: nVidia Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:17 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f6000000-f7ffffff ioport:dc00(size=128) memory:faf80000-faffffff

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

So these are my new values. The command you listed appears to have solved the xorg.conf file issue. I have the new drivers installed and the nvidia logo appears when I am booting up but when i go into system information, my graphics is listed as unknown. I'll file a bug report as you suggested but this appeared in 11.04 as well, so it's not just isolated to 11.10 and I've seen others bring up the same problem in the forums, like here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1392766&page=5

Thanks for your help.