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Stuck trying to install nvidia drivers in Lupu 5.1.0
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Brown Mouse


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug 2010, 17:53    Post subject:  Stuck trying to install nvidia drivers in Lupu 5.1.0  

If I select divers from quickpet and click on'test your graphic card',it identifies the correct graphic card and I can install the correct drivers.I've then tried to follow the procedure to load the new drivers,so far without luck.
The menu entry is there under the setup tab as it should be but when I click on it says driver has not been installed and must be run from the xconfig file.
How can I get it to run?
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 10:05    Post subject:  

It seems like you used a driver from a wrong location. Try Quickpet and select and reinstall your driver, then it should remind you that it's going to a black screen and that you should select probe to find your new driver, then select the desired screen resolution.

You could also go to a prompt using the shutdown menu, then at the prompt run xorgwizard, select choose, type nvidia, then set desired resolution, then xwin to return to desktop.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 10:36    Post subject:  

At first sight you followed the correct procedure.
- identify the driver for your card
- select the one indicated (in your case nvidia) with the button below the check one
- then everything is automatic

One thing can go wrong, that you don't have enoughr space in the save file. You need a lot of space for this install.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 15:28    Post subject:  

Thanks for the reply's.
Still no luck and I've tried six times using both recommendations for the drivers in quickpet.Each time I reboot, the nvidia drivers don't function and the task bar is missing and I'm also unable to get a network connection or get it to recognize my network card.
When this happens I have to use a backup pupsave file to restore the settings.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 15:38    Post subject:  

What is the size of your save file?
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 16:09    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
What is the size of your save file?


It's 670mb Beem.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 17:23    Post subject:  

What is the size of your RAM?
Do you use a swapfile/partition? If yes how big?

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 17:50    Post subject:  

Beem

I have only 1gb ram but two swap partitions,one of which is 4gb.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 18:03    Post subject:  

With 1GB of ram no swap is needed. It could slow down the PC.

Brown Mouse wrote:
The menu entry is there under the setup tab as it should be but when I click on it says driver has not been installed and must be run from the xconfig file.
This is from your initial post and I don't understand it. I didn't have this.
Can you take a screen shot of this and post it here?

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 18:15    Post subject:  

Yeah but I need the swap partition for my other PCLinuxOS's
These were created when I had 2gb of ram.

I cant take a screen shot as I only saw this in one time out of six but the menu entry was in the setup tab.When I clicked on it,it said nvidia drivers are not installed please run.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 18:41    Post subject:  

OK I understand for the swap.

I know where the menu tabs are, I installed the nvidia 256 one in my PC Desktop.

There are 3 drivers for the different hardware. Which one did you choose?

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 19:02    Post subject:  

Beem

I tried the ones which quickpet recommended for my Geforce En210 card and these are 173.14.25 and also 256.35.

Edit
I begin to wonder if these drivers only work after a clean install??
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 19:08    Post subject:  

I tried the 256 one, as said.
Please describe point by point what happens starting with selecting the version of your choice.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 19:21    Post subject:  

Beem

I think I will have another try tomorrow and write it all down as I go.It leaves me without a network connection every time I do it and says it cant detect any network card which complicates matters.I've tried probe ,Choose and every option going with the same results.
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Aug 2010, 19:30    Post subject:  

OK.
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