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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby arjay on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:18 am

Schoelje wrote:And after that...maybe...get LMDE KDE official...that would be nice...

Let's hope this happens - good luck....
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby arjay on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:27 pm

Schoelje

Take it you are still monitoring this thread.

I have been resurrecting my old media centre and put my old Nvidia FX 5200 card in it (as it is one of those rare fanless cards and therefore silent). I seem to remember me trying this card for you before and reporting that DDM did not find it. IIRC you said the driver was now unsupported or something. But now I have just installed LMDE up5 KDE and DDM came up showing the pae kernel and the 5200 card as available. I installed the pae kernel and then the driver and it installed just fine (173 series legacy driver).

Not sure why this time but anyway it is more info for you. I used the ddm window dialogue rather than the console command so don't appear to have a log file. If you want any more info just ask.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:13 pm

arjay wrote:IIRC you said the driver was now unsupported or something. But now I have just installed LMDE up5 KDE and DDM came up showing the pae kernel and the 5200 card as available. I installed the pae kernel and then the driver and it installed just fine (173 series legacy driver).


Ah, well...I obviously was wrong :oops:

arjay wrote:Not sure why this time but anyway it is more info for you. I used the ddm window dialogue rather than the console command so don't appear to have a log file. If you want any more info just ask.


I'm happy it worked this time (and with the correct drivers that is). A log is not necessary, but thanks again for the feedback: it's nice to hear when things are going right.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby GeneC on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:50 pm

Just used DDM to successfully install Nvidia in Mint 14 RC NADIA - Cinnamon (64bit)

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gene@mint14rc ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: mint14rc Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4A88TD-M/USB3 version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 1401 date: 01/06/2012
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 955 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460]
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.43


There is this FAILED issue above.?

EDIT:
As "zerozero" points out in a post below. The issue is a know bug with inxi.
http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/156
Nothing to worry about... :wink:


DDM LOG
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08-11-2012 17:37:38 main                          INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/gene/ddm.log
08-11-2012 17:37:38 main                          DEBUG     Startup command: gksu --message "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/device-driver-manager/ddm.py :d :l /home/gene/ddm.log
08-11-2012 17:37:43 ddm.main                      INFO      Checking your hardware...
08-11-2012 17:37:43 drivers.DriverCheck           DEBUG     Initialize DriverCheck
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_ID
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep VGA
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:37:43 nvidia.getNvidia              INFO      Nvidia driver to install: nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:37:43 drivers.getPackageStatus      DEBUG     Package not installed: nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:37:43 nvidia.getNvidia              DEBUG     Package status: notinstalled
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep Broadcom
08-11-2012 17:37:43 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: linuxmint 14.0
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Search for extensions: ['.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif']
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/pae.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/mirror.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/broadcom.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/logo.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/empty.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/uninstallable.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Hardware image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
08-11-2012 17:37:43 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Add item: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 ddm.fillHardware              DEBUG     Preselect: True
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create list store eval string: gtk.ListStore(bool, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, str, str, str, int)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4', 'Column 5']
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add data to list store (single-column list): liststore.append( [True, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png"), "NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)", "nvidia", "notinstalled", 400] )
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Last visible column nr: 4
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 0", gtk.CellRendererToggle(), active=0)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Check box found: add toggle function
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 0
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 1", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=1)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 1
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 2", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=2)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 2
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 3", gtk.CellRendererText(), text=3, weight=6)
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 3
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 4
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 5
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add Liststrore to Treeview
08-11-2012 17:37:43 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Scrolled to selected row: 0
08-11-2012 17:37:43 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy device-driver-manager | grep Installed
08-11-2012 17:37:49 ddm.handleHardware            INFO      install hardware code: nvidia
08-11-2012 17:37:49 ddm.handleHardware            INFO      Start driver install thread
08-11-2012 17:37:49 drivers.DriverInstall         DEBUG     Initialize DriverInstall
08-11-2012 17:37:49 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:37:49 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_ID
08-11-2012 17:37:49 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:37:49 ddm.installHardware           DEBUG     Check every 5 seconds if thread is still active
08-11-2012 17:38:01 nvidia.installNvidiaDriver    DEBUG     Is package installed: nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:38:03 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search nvidia-current | grep ^i | wc -l
08-11-2012 17:38:08 nvidia.installNvidiaDriver    DEBUG     Install drivers:  nvidia-current nvidia-settings
08-11-2012 17:38:08 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-get -y --force-yes install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
08-11-2012 17:38:08 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading package lists...
08-11-2012 17:38:08 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building dependency tree...
08-11-2012 17:38:08 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading state information...
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following extra packages will be installed:
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      python-xkit screen-resolution-extra
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following NEW packages will be installed:
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia-current nvidia-settings python-xkit screen-resolution-extra
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      Need to get 69.6 MB of archives.
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      After this operation, 208 MB of additional disk space will be used.
08-11-2012 17:38:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/restricted nvidia-current amd64 304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1 [67.7 MB]
08-11-2012 17:41:55 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main python-xkit all 0.5.0 [27.9 kB]
08-11-2012 17:42:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main screen-resolution-extra all 0.15 [13.1 kB]
08-11-2012 17:42:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main nvidia-settings amd64 304.51-0ubuntu2 [1,820 kB]
08-11-2012 17:42:04 execcmd.run                   INFO      dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
08-11-2012 17:42:07 execcmd.run                   INFO      Fetched 69.6 MB in 3min 53s (298 kB/s)
08-11-2012 17:42:08 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-current.
08-11-2012 17:42:09 execcmd.run                   INFO      (Reading database ... 145527 files and directories currently installed.)
08-11-2012 17:42:11 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking nvidia-current (from .../nvidia-current_304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package python-xkit.
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking python-xkit (from .../python-xkit_0.5.0_all.deb) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package screen-resolution-extra.
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking screen-resolution-extra (from .../screen-resolution-extra_0.15_all.deb) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-settings.
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking nvidia-settings (from .../nvidia-settings_304.51-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for man-db ...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up nvidia-current (304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
08-11-2012 17:42:14 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-current/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
08-11-2012 17:42:15 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
08-11-2012 17:42:18 execcmd.run                   INFO      INFO:Enable nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:42:22 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here
08-11-2012 17:42:22 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Processing quirk ThinkPad T420s
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Failure to match System manufacturer with LENOVO
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Quirk doesn't match
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Processing quirk Latitude E6530
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Failure to match System manufacturer with Dell Inc.
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      DEBUG:Quirk doesn't match
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      Loading new nvidia-current-304.43 DKMS files...
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      First Installation: checking all kernels...
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building only for 3.5.0-17-generic
08-11-2012 17:42:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building for architecture x86_64
08-11-2012 17:42:25 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building initial module for 3.5.0-17-generic
08-11-2012 17:42:40 execcmd.run                   INFO      Done.
08-11-2012 17:42:48 execcmd.run                   INFO      nvidia_current:
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      Running module version sanity check.
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Original module
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      - No original module exists within this kernel
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installation
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installing to /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers/char/drm/
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      depmod......
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      DKMS: install completed.
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up python-xkit (0.5.0) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up screen-resolution-extra (0.15) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:52 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up nvidia-settings (304.51-0ubuntu2) ...
08-11-2012 17:42:55 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-settings/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/nvidia_settings.conf (nvidia_settings_conf) in auto mode
08-11-2012 17:42:55 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
08-11-2012 17:42:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
08-11-2012 17:42:58 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
08-11-2012 17:42:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
08-11-2012 17:43:02 execcmd.run                   INFO      Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
08-11-2012 17:43:11 nvidia.installNvidia          DEBUG     Blacklist Nouveau: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf
08-11-2012 17:43:18 nvidia.installNvidia          INFO      Done installing Nvidia drivers
08-11-2012 17:43:21 drivers.DriverCheck           DEBUG     Initialize DriverCheck
08-11-2012 17:43:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:43:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_ID
08-11-2012 17:43:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
08-11-2012 17:43:21 nvidia.getNvidia              INFO      Nvidia driver to install: nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:43:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:43:21 drivers.getPackageStatus      DEBUG     Package is installed: nvidia-current
08-11-2012 17:43:21 nvidia.getNvidia              DEBUG     Package status: installed
08-11-2012 17:43:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep Broadcom
08-11-2012 17:43:21 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: linuxmint 14.0
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Search for extensions: ['.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif']
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/pae.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/mirror.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/broadcom.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/logo.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/empty.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/uninstallable.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Hardware image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
08-11-2012 17:43:21 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Add item: NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)
08-11-2012 17:43:21 ddm.fillHardware              DEBUG     Preselect: False
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Clear existing list store
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4', 'Column 5']
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add data to list store (single-column list): liststore.append( [False, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png"), "NVIDIA Corporation GF104 [GeForce GTX 460] (rev a1)", "nvidia", "installed", 400] )
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Last visible column nr: 4
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 0
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 1
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 2
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 3
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 4
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 5
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add Liststrore to Treeview
08-11-2012 17:43:21 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Scrolled to selected row: 0
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Hi Gene :)
i believe that is
FAILED: nvidia
but if you look at http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/156 (latest Clem's comments) it looks like a known issue (even with jockey or whatever it is called now :lol: )
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby GeneC on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:16 pm

Hey 'zz'.

Wasn't sure if the FAILED was pointing to Nouveau or Nvidia.... :lol: , but Nvidia worked, so... :?

OK. Good. Nothing for Schoelje to worry about then. :wink: Actually DDM works sweet. Very simple to use, and has always worked for me.

Didn't see Jockey (or any other driver installer in Nadia).

EDIT:
Yes, it does appear to be the very same failure Issue that Clem is reporting with INXI. Some issues to be expected with an RC.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:26 am

Wow, you've been busy!
Although not completely perfect, I'm very happy it has nothing to do with DDM :D
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:02 am

ok :D my turn
nadia mate 64
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inxi after nvidia install and inxi update
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zerozero@zerozero-nadia-mate ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: zerozero-nadia-mate Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: MATE 1.4.2  Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: G41MT-D3 version: x.x Bios: Award version: F1 date: 05/04/2010
CPU:       Dual core Pentium CPU E5400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 2700.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G92 [GeForce GTS 250]
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTS 250/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.43
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 1c:6f:65:31:c5:55
           Card-2: NetGear WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 [Atheros AR9271] driver: ath9k_htc
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: e0:46:9a:17:1d:b6
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (0.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 24G used: 4.1G (19%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.96GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 47C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 139 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 345.4/3953.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.20


the same FAILED: nvidia but it did installed
great work 8)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby den68 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:47 am

Hello,

just tried ddm 0.2.2 with Nadia Mate, but didn't seem to work.
here's the output from inxi :

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$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86M [Quadro NVS 150M]
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1440x900@60.4hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV98 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0


and ddm :

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WARNING   No supported driver found for: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Quadro NVS 150M] (rev a1)
INFO      Hardware image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
INFO      Add item: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Quadro NVS 150M] (rev a1)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:07 am

@den68
Could you please post the output of:
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lspci | grep VGA
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby den68 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:11 am

here it is :
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$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Quadro NVS 150M] (rev a1)


thanks ;)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:23 am

den68 wrote:here it is :
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$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G86M [Quadro NVS 150M] (rev a1)


thanks ;)


I cannot seem to find anything regarding Quadro cards as in regard to series and which drivers to use, but I bet your system is a Toshiba Tecra M10 which is supported in Ubuntu 10.04 (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/har ... 00810-880/).
Please run the following code:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

reboot and post your findings.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:36 am

For the sake of argument:
Can I presume that all Nvidia Quadro cards need the latest drivers (nvidia-current)?
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby den68 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:43 am

on Nvidia website, I usually look for it this way : NVS -> NVS (notebooks) -> Quadro NVS 150M,
and this is the webpage I get : http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-304.64-driver.html

yes it is supported on Ubuntu, Jockey used to find its way around in Mint 12 and 13.

I will try to install via apt-get as you suggested, wish me luck ;)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby den68 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:52 am

seems to have worked, here is my updated inxi output :

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$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G86M [Quadro NVS 150M]
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1440x900@60.4hz
           GLX Renderer: Quadro NVS 150M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.43


thanks for your support ! I hope I've helped making your tool more complete ;)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:59 am

@den68
You certainly did.
The code is not ready for Quadro chip sets, so I need to change that.

However, before I can do that I hope there are people here who have more insight than I when it concerns Nvidia Quadro cards on Ubuntu.
The question still stands:
Can I presume that all Nvidia Quadro cards need the latest drivers (nvidia-current)?
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby den68 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:07 am

might not be the case... if I look for Quadro NVS 50 for example, Nvidia site suggests to install driver version 96.43.23
so maybe only for newer versions of Quadro boards you can install Nvidia current.
would be nice to find a complete up-to-date official compatibility matrix ;)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:11 am

den68 wrote:would be nice to find a complete up-to-date official compatibility matrix ;)


Yes, that would be nice...but to date, I haven't found anything, not even an incomplete list :cry:
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:49 pm

I've been spending hours to find out which drivers are needed for Nvidia cards...no luck...again. So I must assume it does not exist...
Well I was desperate enough to post the question here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s ... ion/213782
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