Ubuntu Multimedia :: Recompile Of Loadable Video Driver?

Jun 27, 2010

I have just installed UBUNTU 10.0.4 (32 bit Generic) on a Compaq CQ50 -AMD Athlon 64 X2 1.9GHZ . The install went flalessly, and everything simply worked out of the box. I also Installed the NVIDIA Propriatery graphics driver, and it worked OK. The box has an NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G. When I did a "free" I discovered that UBUBTU was not using all available RAM. After a bit of research I found that to fix this, I needed to change the kernel to a PAE enabled one. I installed 2.6.32-22-generic-pae #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 23:14:23.On reboot the system complained bitterly that it could not start X. With log entry:

I) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation" compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0 Module class: X.Org Video Driver (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA


So, I selected to boot with the "generic" driver and all was well. I then issued-- nvidia-xconfig command and rebooted again. Same problem, this time I selected to go to shell and did a reboot, thinking that the driver needed to be recompiled for the new kernel, but I got the same result.I believe I am loading an NVIDIA driver into a PAE kernel which is compiled for the non-PAE kernel.I tried to de-Install/Re-Install the propriatery driver while running under the PAE kernel, but the driver still fails to load.

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Debian Configuration :: Kernel Driver Support: Built-in Or Loadable?

Jun 26, 2010

Is there a way to programmatically determine whether a particular driver support is built-in rather than a loadable module? I'd be grateful if somebody would share how. I have written a shell script using the RTC (real time clock). I can check whether the rtc-cmos kernel module exists and load the module accordingly as needed, but I don't know how to determine when the driver is built-in. Of course, if the driver is built-in then the module does not exist.

I seem to recall there is a method to query the kernel config file (/proc/config.gz), through which I probably could grep for the CONFIG_RTC_DRV_CMOS parameter. I also can check whether /proc/driver/rtc exists. If that file exists then either the driver is built-in or the module was loaded.I realize the rtc-cmos driver is built-in with the standard Debian kernel build, but I still would like a way to query where the driver is supported.Is there a straightforward or direct method to query the kernel whether a particular driver is built-in?

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Fedora Hardware :: Install Synaptics Driver / Modify And Recompile It?

Jul 9, 2010

I've been using ubuntu for about two years my inspiron laptop has a problem with the touchpad if fails to regester some of the taps this issue exists only in linux, in all distros while in windows it works perfectly on ubuntu I used to solve the problem by modifying and recompiling the synaptics driver this how I fix it on ubuntu


1. apt-get source xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

2. sudo apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

3- modify the file in the home folder/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-1.2.2/src/synaptics.c

4. save & close the file

5. sudo dpkg-buildpackage

how to do it in fedora when I tried yum install xserver-xorg-input-ynaptics it says no package

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Install Proprietary Video Driver

Jan 23, 2010

I'm running a slightly upgraded Dell Inspiron B120 with 2 Gig RAM, 200 Gig HD. I recently switched this laptop from XP to Ubuntu 9.10. After many a long hour, I was able to get World of Warcraft running under wine but its slow to the point of being unplayable. I was used to slow gameplay on this laptop under XP, but 0 fps is a new low. Dalaran (the notoriously laggiest place in the game) is a joke. There's a 5-10 sec lag between hitting the button to move and actually going anywhere. I took all the video settings down to the minimum and did a regedit to add a key for wine.

Basically I tried all the tips and tricks I could find (including creating an xorg.conf file since I didn't have one). Nothing I did worked. I can be in the most remote, unpopulated spot in the game and I can't get more than 3fps. Somewhere I read that I should install a proprietary driver for my video card (intel GMA 900). So I went out and downloaded xf86-video-intel-2.10.0 and ran the configure script that came with it. It came back and said

No package 'xorg-server' found
No package 'xproto' found
No package 'fontsproto' found
so I went out and found Xorg-Server-1.7.1 and ran its configure script which gave me

No package 'x11' found
I tried setting $PKG_CONFIG_PATH to /etc/X11/ with no joy.

Now I am new to linux but in poking around the file system I did see /etc/X11/ which had some stuff in it. To me that says that I've got X11 installed but then again I've been using linux since breakfast so what do I know? What do I need to do to install a proprietary video driver -OR- what can I do to get the game running well enough to be playable (short of walking over to my windows desktop computer)?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Can't Start After Video Driver Installation

Mar 27, 2010

i couldn't enable any of the desktop effects. So i searched available drivers and found one for my graphics card. After installing it and rebooting, the system doesn't start, i tried ctrl+alt+f1 for entering in console mode but that doesn't work either.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Video Card - Install The Driver?

Apr 13, 2010

I am attempting to make a video machine only... which mean I have a Compaq 6435cl and I have installed the latest verion of ubuntu on it. All I want this machine to do is play video from off the net on my LCD HD TV. The video on board was all choppy when going into full screen mode so I put in a 3dfx Voodoo card and the same thing happens. I cannot figure out how to install the drivers for this card in ubuntu so I was wondering if I should by a new video card. Do you have a recomended video card for ubuntu that would push HD video?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 LTS - Installing Driver For Video Device

Jul 29, 2010

I am trying to install the video driver for my hp a1010n. The video device is a 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics. I have seen a few sites that have referenced this but they were not written for new users and I could not figure out how to install it. I am fairly adept at usage of computers (mostly Windows OS) but am not yet familiar with Ubuntu so I am aware of the absolute basics... I am just not sure what commands to use in the terminal and etc.. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Restart A Video Driver (NVidia)

Sep 21, 2010

I'm using my Ubuntu 10.04 as a server, headless or with HDMI receiver/TV setup. There is a lot's of topics how to make it work headless/VNS. I found the least trouble is to make a fake VGA from old VGA cable and 3 resistors. However, when I start my Ubuntu with Fake VGA it won't switch to HDMI when I turn my Receiver/HDMI on. If I restart X it is fastest way to pick the HDMI Video/7.1 Audio up. I can do it via VNC or ssh and going to do it with 'irexec' so my wife will be able to redetect the HDMI and run XBMC with one button click of the remote.The problem is restarting X kills all my GUI apps (KTorrent, ...). Is there a way to force the video driver to restart or redetect the screens?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Permanently Set My Video Driver To Generic?

Jul 6, 2011

How do I permanently set my video driver to generic? I have an ATI rage 128 pro video card that I just installed because my onboard video wasn't supported. But it will only work if i go through the recovery and run the session with the generic driver. I've tried to get it to run it permanently through the recovery console, but it won't let me select the option.

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Sep 1, 2011

CPU: Intel i3-2100

Video works OK in Windoze XP but just a black screen in Ubuntu 11.04. when somebody will come up with a working driver?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Remove Video Driver Module For VESA

Sep 16, 2010

I'm trying to remove 3Dlabs / Oxygen gmx , and install vesa - Generic VESA-compliant video driver module.How do I remove 3Dlabs / Oxygen gmx ?I can click on VESA in the 'Choose By Name...' , but when I close that box, it shows No Driver.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Strange Video Anomalies With Nvidia-driver?

May 10, 2011

As of late I've been getting annoying video anomalies (see attachment) when using nvidias proprietary driver. I'm running ubuntu 11.04 64bit, my card is a 240 GTX and the nvidia driver version is 270.41.06.

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Jun 6, 2010

I am following the how to at ATI drivers - openSUSE and I am getting an error. I installed the opensuse 11.2 x64bit version and I have a Radeon x600 video card. When trying to install the propietary driver (which I guess I need to enable 3d HCL/ATI Video Cards - openSUSE) I get the following error:

administrator@linux-fsvg:~> su
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Jul 27, 2010

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 Video Hangs & Flashes And Resumes NVIDIA Driver?

Oct 14, 2010

I have the most bizarre problem that started with 10.04. Up until 10.04 I had zero problems with my setup. I am convinced this has something to do with NVIDIA 7100GS and 10.04.

Here is the problem in a nutshell. I have my home desktop, which I upgraded to 10.04 from 9.10. Everything went just fine except when it booted up and I logged in, the video "shut off", the computer "hung" for about 10 seconds, then came back. I'm able to use it for about 10 seconds then the same thing happens. Video blanks, system hangs, comes back.

I've tried turning off compiz, no effect. I've tried nvidia-current along with other versions (including the one from the website) and they ALL have the same problem. I know it's not a hardware issue as I can boot the live CD just fine. I also upgraded to 10.04.1 and that worked fine until I installed the nvidia drivers. Here is what I dont understand either. I did a apt-get remove --purge nvidia* and the problem still existed after that.

Something is seriously wonky. I REALLY don't want to re-install the entire box. Now, here is something else that doesnt make sense. I have 10.04 installed on my work box with a Nvidia 9800 graphics card and I have no issues at all.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Uninstalling Video Card Driver / Black Screen

Jan 4, 2011

I recently swapped a hard drive from another computer I was using.The previous computer had nVidia video card (i think it was 9500? something like that), and the new computer has an ATI Radeon 4200 HD video card. Now, when I boot it up on my new comp using the same hard drive, I get a black screen and my monitor just switches from digital, analog, hdmi. I'm guessing that the video card drivers are still installed, but I cannot switch back the hard drive since my other comp is far away from where I live. If I boot up with ubuntu CD however, it loads fine.

I have many important files on the previous install though, and I'm not sure how to get to it. I wouldnt mind reinstalling ubuntu as long as I can get those files back.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 Hangs On Loading Screen After Video Driver Updates?

Aug 7, 2011

Background: I was attempting to install new Nvidia drivers. When they didn't work, I madly attempted to uninstall, reinstall, different drivers and configuration files following advice posted on forums. There were many, many installs and restarts during this process, causing a variety of problems and errors. Currently, I have purged all the nvidia drivers except the nvidia-current ones with the xorg.conf file generated by running nvidia-xconfig.

Current problems: Boot process gets to purple Ubuntu screen with 5 changing dots beneath, but hangs there forever. Pressing esc reveals that the boot process gets to "checking battery state [ok]", but fails to load the login screen. Pressing ctrl-alt F1 allows me to log-in and startx successfully starts Xorg with the proper Nvidia drivers.Question:How can I fix things so that the system does not hang at the Ubuntu loading screen? Or, how can I diagnose what is causing the error?I suspect there may be a problem with the xorg.conf file that's being generated by nvidia-xconfig. Please take a look:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder75) Thu Apr 22


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Thinkpad A22m Video Driver - Mid Section Of Desktop Blurry?

Nov 14, 2010

I have a problem with the graphics on my thinkpad a22m laptop. specs:

900mhz cpu
256 ram
20gig hd
??ati rage mobility m3 video card ??

when I start up ubuntu (10.10) and reach the desktop, the screen is messed up. The center of the screen becomes blurry, and it looks like what is normally the right part of the screen is duplicated in the middle of the screen (with what should be the middle of the screen disappearing).

I think its an ATI video card, and I tried to install different driver from Softwarecenter but no succes.I know the screen is working, because when I boot forinstance, the Ibm logo is showed nicely across the screen. So its not a hardware issue. Another thing, I got puppy linux to work correctly after having the same grapphic issues on that OS when I first installed it. But some how I managed to get the right drivers. But as I like ubuntu more, I would appriciate your help with figuring this out

ps. when I try to setup screen resolution in System>Settings>"resolution", Ubuntu says "unknown display" (marked with red color).

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Jan 25, 2011

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Aug 6, 2011

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Everything is running smoothly but not for games. I tried urban terror, Tremulous, Nexuiz, all of the lags from the very beginning as if I was using a machine 5 years ago to run today's video games (ie, takes 10 seconds for a mouse move a show, audio lags, .etc). From my experience it should come from video card driver not installed, but the update manager shows all device works fine (indeed, the screen resolution is 1600X900).

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Jul 20, 2010

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Now every time I boot Win XP, the Internet Explorer menu bar is all blacked out and goofy. If I log out and back in it corrects itself. If I reboot it's blacked out again. Re-installed IE8. Still blacks out.Also Firefox in Win XP crashes expectantly. It has NEVER crashed on me previously.

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Feb 13, 2011

I installed Debian recently, and everything seems to be working fine, except some video games are unusually slow compared to what they would normally be. Tremulous, for example, worked reasonably fine on this computer with Windows XP, but now (Debian) for some reason it's laggy even on the title screen.
Something wrong with my video drivers?

All of the information I know:
The computer is a Dell Dimension 3000
RAM: 256mb? Gnome System Monitor says 247.1mb, SWAP: about 730mb
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.40GHz
HD: 25gb out of a 40gb HD free, and an external 1tb HD with about 920gb free
Debian Release 6.0 (squeeze)
Kernel Linux 2.6.32-5-686
GNOME 2.30.2 (I've tried LXDE also, no noticeable change)
Only linux on the machine.

glxinfo told me this:


64 GLX Visuals

128 GLXFBConfigs:

lspci told me this:


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May 21, 2010

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Jul 30, 2010

I upgraded my kernel in my Debian Lenny to version 2.6.32-bpo.4-amd64 to fix a problem with a software and ALSA-related issues. The thing is that now, when I boot, eth1 is not enabled and I have to "load" (I guess) the driver each time. To do this, I go to the folder where all the files for the drivers are and I run:

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That I got from the readme file. That gets the wireless working perfectly again, but when I reboot the wireless is dead again and I have to run the commands above again. I imagine that what I should do is to build the driver again, for my new kernel. However, according to the readme file, before I need to install linux-headers-generic and build-essential. With build-essential, it says it's already the newest version, and with the linux-headers, I don't know which one should I install for my kernel! I thought it would be the linux-headers-2.6.32-bpo.4-xen-amd64, but when I tried that, this is what happened:

debian:/home/hernan/Programas/hybrid_wl# apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.32-bpo.4-xen-amd64
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       


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Where can I get this so that I may save my rules for reboot?

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Feb 22, 2010

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Jul 14, 2011

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Oct 17, 2010

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Ideally there would be a pre-compiled version in the software centre, or a player which has support built in (again, ideally in the software centre). Is there such a thing available?

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Nov 13, 2010

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