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using Ctrl + Alt + F2 Console

Postby thebluesky on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:45 pm

I updated my kernel to 3.7 but I have some problems at start -up so I decide to reinstall my nvidia driver according to this source

Nvidia Troubleshooting

For unexpected problems with the Nvidia driver, you may fix your system using the following instructions:

- Press CTRL+ALT+F2 and enter these commands:

cd /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7.6-030706/arch/x86/include

sudo cp -v generated/asm/unistd* ./asm

sudo apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-current

but when I write "cd /usr/src/linux-headers-3.7.6-030706/arch/x86/include "
it says there is no file or dir like this sth like that

could you possibly help me please? thanks alot
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Re: using Ctrl + Alt + F2 Console

Postby grimdestripador on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:46 pm

A shot in the dark here. I don't think the command you have, was written specifically for you, and there sure a lot of version numbers in it. Perhaps you could customize the cp command for your computer. have a look in the folder /usr/src, you will notice the linux headers folders, but probally not the same version as your cp command your posted here.

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uname -a

Also you might want to consider other folder similear like x64 for a replacement of x86.
You didn't post much information, so i have to guess a lot.
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Re: using Ctrl + Alt + F2 Console

Postby thebluesky on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:09 am

Thanks for your reply yes you are right . I have been reading forums for a few days which made even confused more .I didnt know which info I should share :)

I run Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon 64 bit.
at first everything used to work fine except my system was llttle bit slow.

1.I updated my kernel to 3.7.1
when I was trying to update kernel, the codes seems to have worked fine but ended up with a notice which says :
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.7.1-030701-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/virtualbox-guest/4.1.18/build/make.log for more information.

there was no problem at start up except a few warning .

2.I updated my Nvidia 210 M Grapich card driver

I used this code

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

there are some warnings at startup .the system works smoothly and faster.
I dont have a desktop en. anymore probably. it looks like windows or kinda XFCE DE
but mouse icon disappeare when it comes on an icon. and Nvidia X server setting says :
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.

3.I updated my kernel to 3.7.6 with this code

cd /tmp
wget ... rnel-3.7.6 -O kernel-3.7.6
chmod +x kernel-3.7.6
sudo sh kernel-3.7.6
sudo reboot

there are still problems similar to before

4.I tried to restore my kernel to 3.5.0 by using " previous versions" option at booting
now my kernel is 3.5 but there are some problems at start up and the problems with nvidia driver is the same

I dont want to have latest kernel or nvidia driver..I just want them to work together smoothly ..I dont know if I installed open code nvidia driver or not btw.

Now system tools > system setting> graphics says my driver is VESA: GT218 Board - 0689a740

uname -a says
3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

inxi -Fc 0 says

System: Host: Lenovo-G550 Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: System: LENOVO product: 20023 version: Lenovo G550
Mobo: LENOVO model: NITU1 version: REFERENCE Bios: LENOVO version: 18CN37WW(V2.10) date: 09/18/2009
CPU: Dual core Pentium CPU T4300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce G210M]
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: vesa,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1280x720@0.0hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A
Audio: Card-1: NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.25
Card-2: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex:
Drives: HDD Total Size: 894.2GB (1.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: HITACHI_HTS54502 size: 250.1GB
2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: External_USB_HDD size: 640.1GB 3: USB id: /dev/sdc model: Cruzer size: 4.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 20G used: 5.0G (28%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 563G used: 4.0G (1%) fs: ext4
ID: swap-1 size: 5.24GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 150 Uptime: 3:02 Memory: 573.5/1998.3MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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