Cannot install latest nVidia driver in kubuntu 12.04

Asked by Ravi Kumar on 2012-05-26

I have nVidia GT 240M and kubuntu 12.04 x64 installed on my lappy. I have installed the driver but somehow I cannot activate it. I edited the X conf file and ran the 'nvidia-settings' as root but have no luck. How to fix this issue?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep nvidia

Thanks

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Ravi Kumar (kumarravi-kumar267) said :
#2

Here is the log:

ravi@Kubuntu-12:~$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep nvidia
[sudo] password for ravi:
  *-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT216 [GeForce GT 240M]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f4000000-f4ffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ce000000-cfffffff ioport:2000(size=128) memory:f5080000-f50fffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux Kubuntu-12 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
ii libkwinnvidiahack4 4:4.8.2a-0ubuntu4 library used by nvidia cards for the KDE window manager
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-current 295.40-0ubuntu1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-settings 295.33-0ubuntu1 Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

Try:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install dkms

Then reboot to test

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Ravi Kumar (kumarravi-kumar267) said :
#4

No luck. Still not activated!

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Ravi Kumar (kumarravi-kumar267) said :
#5

The nvidia setting displays the same error message as I stated in the question!

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Ravi Kumar (kumarravi-kumar267) said :
#6

Hi, upgrading the kernal via the moun update manager did the work! Now the nVidia driver is working!