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NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:44 pm

Hello guys, I hope anybody could help me with this. Since I installed LMDE on my machine (32 bit) I've been having video playback issues with local files as well with youtube (720p videos and up lag behind audio). I tried installing all the flashplayers I could find, but no solution.

After leaving that aside because of university reasons, I went to try and play Stepmania. It lagged a lot. Then triend Minecraft, same issue. I could notice that both of those programs rely on OpenGL, so I went to install the NVIDIA drivers for that reason (to see if that was the issue).

The problem is now, that I cannot get a proper xconfig file. Most of the time I lose my GUI and the one time I was able to boot it up, I couldn't change back to my usual screen resolution (I used this page as a tutorial when it worked https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers). When I tried to configure NVIDIA, it said it was not in use at the moment, and it couldn't recognize my screen properly.

Nvidia-detect is telling me the following:

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Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] [10de:03d1] (rev a2)
Your card is only supported up to the 304 legacy drivers series.
It is recommended to install the
    nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver
package.


Now the big question, is there anything I can do? Sorry for the big wall of text but I needed to explain myself the best way possible.
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby killer de bug on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:21 am

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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:04 pm

Yes, I tried with two of the packages there, since my card was listed twice, but none of them worked, always the error of X not starting properly. This is the log file I got:

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[   171.444]
X.Org X Server 1.14.3
Release Date: 2013-09-12
[   171.444] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   171.444] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 i686 Debian
[   171.444] Current Operating System: Linux [user] n 3.11-2-486 #1 Debian 3.11.8-1 (2013-11-13) i686
[   171.444] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11-2-486 root=UUID=196c7f2f-0459-4199-ab9a-5b76d95161c6 ro quiet splash
[   171.444] Build Date: 25 November 2013  03:36:53PM
[   171.444] xorg-server 2:1.14.3-5 (Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@ubuntu.com>)
[   171.444] Current version of pixman: 0.30.2
[   171.445]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   171.445] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   171.445] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Jul 11 15:24:28 2014
[   171.445] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   171.445] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   171.446] (==) ServerLayout "X.org Configured"
[   171.446] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[   171.446] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[   171.447] (**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
[   171.447] (**) |-->Screen "Screen1" (1)
[   171.447] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor1"
[   171.447] (**) |   |-->Device "Card1"
[   171.447] (**) |-->Screen "Screen2" (2)
[   171.447] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor2"
[   171.448] (**) |   |-->Device "Card2"
[   171.448] (**) |-->Screen "Screen3" (3)
[   171.448] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor3"
[   171.448] (**) |   |-->Device "Card3"
[   171.448] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[   171.448] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[   171.448] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   171.448] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   171.448] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   171.449] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[   171.449]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   171.449] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[   171.449]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   171.449] (**) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
   built-ins,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
   built-ins
[   171.449] (**) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   171.449] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   171.449] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[   171.449] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[   171.449] (II) Loader magic: 0xb77f46a0
[   171.449] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   171.449]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   171.449]    X.Org Video Driver: 14.1
[   171.449]    X.Org XInput driver : 19.1
[   171.449]    X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[   171.449] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[   171.451] (--) PCI:*(0:0:13:0) 10de:03d1:1019:2609 rev 162, Mem @ 0xfb000000/16777216, 0xe0000000/268435456, 0xfc000000/16777216, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[   171.452] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[   171.452] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[   171.453] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[   171.454] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[   171.455] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[   171.455] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[   171.456] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[   171.457] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[   171.457] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[   171.458] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[   171.459] Initializing built-in extension SELinux
[   171.459] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[   171.460] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[   171.461] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[   171.461] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[   171.461] (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[   171.461] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   171.462] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   171.462] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   171.462]    compiled for 1.14.3, module version = 1.0.0
[   171.462]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 7.0
[   171.462] (==) AIGLX enabled
[   171.463] Loading extension GLX
[   171.463] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   171.464] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[   171.464] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[   171.464] (II) Unloading nvidia
[   171.464] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[   171.464] (EE) No drivers available.
[   171.464] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[   171.465] (EE) no screens found(EE)
[   171.466] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[   171.468] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[   171.469] (EE)


When I was able to get X started, I couldn't change my screen resolution, so I guess the "no screens found" is the problem here?
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby Monsta on Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:06 am

WhiteForte wrote:Nvidia-detect is telling me the following:

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Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] [10de:03d1] (rev a2)
Your card is only supported up to the 304 legacy drivers series.
It is recommended to install the
    nvidia-legacy-304xx-driver
package.

It basically tells you what package you need to install to solve the problem.
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:51 pm

The problem is that installing those drivers (304xx) also gives the same issue.
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby PatH57 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:03 pm

Hi,

could detail the way you did try to install the drivers?
Did you use the open source drivers before?

Also post the results of
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inxi -Fxz
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:36 pm

@PatH57

Since I'm very new to any Linux, I just copied and pasted in the terminal the packages to install described in the link in the 2nd post (viewtopic.php?f=191&t=82424#p478177) (using the 173xx legacy drivers). Then I ran nvidia-xconfig and then blacklisted nouveau (everything done as root). After that I rebooted my system and then no interface.

With open source drivers you mean nouveau? If so, yes, I have been using those since day 1.

inxi -Fxz gives this output:

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System:    Host: ---- Kernel: 3.11-2-486 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.1)
           Desktop: MATE 1.6.1 (Gtk 2.24.22) Distro: LinuxMint 1 debian
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: NF-MCP61 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 09/05/2007
CPU:       Single core AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (-UP-) cache: 256 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 2009.21 clocked at 1000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.11-2-486
           Card-2: Arkmicro driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-004
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: ec00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1040.2GB (55.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD400EB size: 40.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZRX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 5.4G (39%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 4.8G used: 3.1G (67%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 142 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 396.1/944.4MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45) inxi: 1.9.14
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby PatH57 on Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:04 pm

Hi LMDE is Debian testing, you probaly selcted the wrong driver.
Check this is will.
http://www.fandigital.com/2012/05/install-nvidia-in-linux-mint-debian.html
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Thank you for the answers. Unfortunately, the issue persists. I guess it's because of the error "no screens found" described above in the log?
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby PatH57 on Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:47 am

Hi,,
the thing is that if you did select the wrong procedure the first time you could still have some letfovers
Please post you new
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inxi -Fxz


and follow the instructions
http://www.wikihow.com/Configure-X11-in-Linux
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby killer de bug on Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:50 am

WhiteForte wrote: I just copied and pasted in the terminal the packages to install described in the link in the 2nd post (viewtopic.php?f=191&t=82424#p478177) (using the 173xx legacy drivers).


Your first post clearly states that you should use 304xx :wink:
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby kurotsugi on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:59 pm

first thing first
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inxi -Fxz
dpkg -l |grep nvidia
cat /var/log/Xorg* |grep WW
cat /var/log/Xorg* |grep EE
your previous inxi -Fxz shows that you're using gallium and the nvidia modules failed to load at boot. we need to know the latest inxi result so that we now the latest condition of your system.
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Re: NVIDIA propietary drivers issue.

Postby WhiteForte on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:11 pm

Ok guys, I managed to get them installed. Somehow, this time I was able to launch my system without nouveau, but I can't find the nvidia menu now and none of my video issues were resolved. Oh well, that's for another topic.
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