Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Activate Nvidia Driver Or Get Wireless After Reinstall Of 10.10
Oct 25, 2010
so i got myself in way over my head too soon with Ubuntu but i really like the OS.. I installed 10.10 on my HP laptop according to the directions on [URL]. Everything went well and I had no problems until I came across a thread about aircrack-ng.. I decided to test how vulnerable my own connection was after getting scared by looking up some how-to videos on ..... that made it look a little to easy. I was having a ton of problems with the injections tests and couldnt get it to work. I was trying to patch my ath5k driver according to some threads i found on this forum and couldn't get it to work. I finally found a thread somewhere about editing the base.c file to fix the driver. Well, being a noob i have no idea what i did but it wasn't good... yep, shake your head.. i deserve it haha.. anyway....
When i rebooted the comp after finishing the editing process it came up with all kinds of errors and brought me to a grub rescue prompt.. Yikes!! luckily i had Ubuntu 10.10 on a usb so i restarted, tried to delete the partition it was on with gparted and then tried to reinstall it.. The installation worked and now I can boot into windows again from the grub loader with no problems, but Ubuntu is all screwy.. Windows connects to the internet and doesn't seem to be phased in the slightest bit but ubuntu won't let me stay connected to any wireless networks and I also get a failed message when i try to activate the nvidia driver in Ubuntu.. Man, did i learn a lesson about getting ahead of myself and trying to bite off more than I can chew! I really love Ubuntu and the open source ideal so I don't want to let this sour me..
At the partition select prompt when I reinstalled ubuntu I selected "partition my drive manually" or something to that effect. Should I have installed it along side windows via the other option? I have a feeling my problem was compounded when i tried to erase the partition Ubuntu was on but now I'm totally lost and I really don't want to screw up my comp any more! I figured it's time to ask for help instead of shooting in the dark searching random threads for a similar experience which may not be similar at all.
Is there a way to repartition everything from windows without losing my data and reinstalling Ubuntu? I didn't have anything worth saving on Ubuntu but i have about 100gb worth of stuff on my windows partition i don't wanna lose! If I forgot to add any necessary information let me know and i'll be happy to provide any info I can.
I've got an eight-year old PC that I'd like to breath some new life into. I was using it for my old scanner (HP, no longer supported by MS or HP), but when my Windows installation finally died I thought it was a perfect time to try Ubuntu. (Xsane running under Ubuntu does support that scanner.) I can get Ubuntu started on it, but when I try to activate/install the recommended Nvidia OEM driver, the system gets sick. Ordinarily I'd not worry about it, but the system only starts into low graphics mode, which leaves some dialogs too large for the display and partially unusable or worse. The PC is a cheap homebrew, using an A7N266-VM ASUS mb. It has some kind of Nvidia chipset on board, but no graphics accelerator.
i have installed ubuntu on my toshiba satellite-L640 and i m facing some problem 1. unable to activate broadband STA wireless driver by additional driver option.. 2. unable to activate ATI/AMD propreitary FGLRX graphics driver by additional driver option.. 3.my laptop doesnt show battery indication that how much charge is left 4.headphone not working 5.sound of vedios and song is very less in ubuntu then windows..
My son's 10.04 setup uses NVidia's ION graphics. He was having trouble, so I tried reinstalling the drivers, but can not get them back at all. I don't know where I went wrong. I was using the following guide.
Unfortunately, whenever I try load the module nvidia, I get the following:
If I go into Jockey, I see the driver I installed 'nvidia_173', but a message at the bottom stating "This driver is activated but not currently in use."
If I try running nvidia-settings, I get the following:
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.
Trying to run nvidia-xconfig:
Trying to install nvidia-xconfig:
I don't know what else to try! I also don't have xorg.conf file:
Right now I do have graphics, but they are blurry and the resolution is off. I really, really don't want to reinstall.
I just installed Linux Mint 9 as a dual boot install with Win XP. Trying to activate wireless network card driver and video driver. Pops up: "You are not authorized to perform this action".How do I get authorized?
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.
I was running Fedora 13 on my old computer with a nvidia Geforce FX 5200 graphics card using the nvidia-173xx driver from fusion. After upgrading to Fedora 14 (the first day of its release) the X server wasn't working anymore, the screen just froze up after the progress bar. With Alt+F4 I "moved" to text mode and gave the startx command, but I got the fatal error message that there was no usable configuration detected. I deleted the xorg.conf file and afterwards I was able to start X again. I use the nouveau driver now, but it doesn't nearly work as good as the nvidia-173xx driver. I have it installed, but when I try to activate it (by running nvidia-xconfig as root) the X server doesn't work again after restart, and I have to do the same thing all over again.
After successfully installing Ubuntu Karmic on a friend's MacBook 3,1 I tried to get the wireless working. On the Live CD, the Broadcom STA driver worked fine, but now that I've finished installing, I'm having problems. The driver is installed, but Hardware Drivers says it isn't enabled. I try to activate it, put in my password, and the "Enabling Driver" dialog pops up for a split second, disappears, and the driver doesn't get activated. I've tried Google to no real avail.
I installed ubuntu 10.04 alternate version recently. I am able to install broadcom STA wireless driver for model 4321. Even if it is listed under System>Hardware Driver, it gives me an error when I try to activate it. It asks me to read the file var/log/jockey.log.
I read the file and i found this:
/sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl drivers.
Basically I'm triple booting Mac SL, Ubuntu 10.10, and Windows 7. Theres reasons for it. So I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 latest release everything works except the Wireless Internet! Wired works. The strange thing is there is a driver for my macbook 13inch 4th gen, but when I try an activate it I get some wired errors I've got a screenshot to make it easier to explain.
I use slackware 13.1-current on desktop with 4gb ram, nvidia geforce 210, and AMD cpu. I have problem with my X starting using 40-50 MB of RAM and after some hours suddenly rises up to 400-500 MB. I have tried KDE ( with and without desktop effects ), LXDE, 3 different nvidia drivers ( the one made from the slackbuilds ) but no luck. I decided at last to use the default slackware's driver. I uninstalled the nvidia driver and do startx, but it says code...
I have no idea about GPU and drivers, it was a mistake to install a driver for my nvidia just to have desktop effects. I just want to bring the things back as at the beginning of the systems installation and the default drivers. Do you have any idea how to do it?
I am using Linux Mint 8 Helena x64 Edition on Dell Studio 15 laptop which has Dell 1520 Wireless-N Mini Card. It does work when I boot from Live CD of Helena, connect to a wired network and download & install the proprietary drivers when prompted. But on the installed system, I am unable to activate the Broadcom STA driver. I tried completely removing and then reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source and dkms packages from package manager.When I go to Administration -> Hardware Drivers and click on Activate for Broadcom driver, at first there used to be a window which said Downloading and it used to go away after few seconds and nothing used to happen. Then I installed few updates. At the time of writing, I have installed all the available updates. Now after clicking on Activate, I get this error :
Code: Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for detains: /var/log/jockey.log
for over at week i have been trying to get my wireless card to work now. If i open Additional drivers, the non proprietary driver seems to be working and active. If i deactivate that and use the STA driver instead, it says active, but currently not in use. When i use the non proprietary driver, i can check mark on 'activate wireless', but nothing happens. When i use the STA driver there are no wireless options. I'm not sure if its important, but when i do "sudo lshw -C network" when the STA driver is active but not in use, the network status changes from 'disabled' to 'unclaimed'. When i came here, i tried to install "firmware-b43-lpphy-installer" as the sticky said i should, but the installation fails. It says my card is not supported: "Not supported card here (PCI id 14e4:4727)!"
I have just upgraded to 10.04 and can't get wireless connectivity because the STA driver for bcm4312 fails to activate. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I had had similar problems in 9.10 and tried to install bcmwl-kernel-source which apparently caused errors in the upgrade process. Not sure if this is part of the problem.
So I just recently migrated from Vista to Linux, I'm running Ubuntu Studio 10.04 on a HP Pavilion DV6700 with a Broadcom BCM 4312 b/g frequencies wifi adapter. I followed one guide telling me to use the hardware drivers program to activate Broadcom STA wireless driver, but whenever i attempt to do so it says "SystemError: InstallArchives() failed". Can anyone help?? (BTW i am not that adept with the Linux operating as of yet)
I did a few things to the drivers and the wireless aspect of my ubuntu system and I'd like to know how would I reset everything back to as if it was a fresh install (but only regarding my wireless drivers and all that jazz)?
I'll have to purge it and then reinstall it over a wired network.
I've been searching forums like for 2 days, but couldn't find any similar problem. First of all im running Ubuntu 10.04 desktop version on my netbook Acer aspire one (AOD150) Every time i turn off my netbook and after turn it on, in "Hardware drivers" it says that driver for wifi is not in use, also button for switching on/off wifi is not working. So everytime i start up i have to go into "Hardware drivers", remove driver for wifi, and then activate it again. And everything is working gr8 after. Its just too annoying to do it everytime.
Using 9.10 64bitSelect System->Administration->Hardware DriversReceive list box of available driversSelect desired driver from listPress Activate buttonReceive error popup containing the following text:You are not authorized to perform this action.I am not prompted for a password as I expected.The userid logged in is the first/only userid created during installationAccording to /etc/group the logged in user id is a member of adm and adminAccording to /etc/sudoers %admin ALL=(ALL) ALLI figure I am doing something wrong, but since I am not getting prompted for a password maybe the command is not correctly being executed under sudo.
I installed Debian 5.04. The Debian installer picked the Ethernet card but not the wireless (Atheros 9285). I followed these instructions to install it (found at [URL]...
But there was no wireless interface shown in the network interfaces entry of hardinfo, even though I wrote modprobe ath_pci in terminal window. My questions are: 1. I followed the instructions regarding updating the madwifi sources, installing them etc. Does this guarantee that apt downloaded and installed the right madwifi driver? 2. Will I be better off if I try to install the driver downloaded from the Atheros website? 3. How can I activate the wireless interface (since the driver is running should not the wireless interface somehow show up automatically)? 4. When I am running Ubuntu 9.10 it picks up the wireless. Can I somehow copy all the files for the wireless from Ubuntu and paste them in the Debian filesystem?
I have been bashing my head against the keyboard for over 6 hours now i just got a brand new asus ul30v it uses Nvidia geforce G 210M.
I went straight to installing ubuntu 10.10 on the whole disc. when the installation was complete i was happy and logged in. only seconds after i logged in i was promted that i was recomended to install a driver for my graphic card, for 3d and such. so i followed the installation and was asked to reboot. so i did. but then ubuntu booted straight into fullscreen terminal.
While being in this terminal i have tried to purge and reinstall GDM amongst endless other things, including rebooting several times.
Not being able to do anything about it, i reinstalled, and repeated the installation of the driver. same story over again.
Bottom line is i have rebooted close to 30 times, and reinstalled over 5 times. ive tried installing from the terminal (excactly the same story). tried to download it from their homepage, then install it (couldn't install it because i had to turn off driver X and "terminate all OpenGL applications", wich i dont know how to do. tried googling it, but ended up worse than before..[url]
Im guessing i cant install the driver at all with ubuntu 10.10? i havent tried it with older ubuntu versions because, of course, i wanted the newest version.
I have barely been using ubuntu before, although i've had it dualbooted.
I have found alot of posts with people getting stuck in terminal on boot, but none of the solutions that worked for them worked for me, probably because they had different problems than me.
A few days ago I installed 10.04 Lucid beta-2 and it came up OK. I then chose the recommended Nvidia driver "version current", which caused my system to come up in low graphics mode. I removed the driver and the system came up with no X11. I gave up.Yesterday I installed again, hoping that newer updates would fix the problem. The boot is now OK with no proprietary driver activated and all updates installed as of now (April 14, 05:30 GMT).
The Hardware Drivers dialog shows two choices: Nvidia version 173 and "version current (recommended)". Both of these show the status "this driver is activated but not currently in use". The only option offered is the button "remove".
I just upgraded to 11.04 a couple days ago, and it didn't go smoothly because I ran out of space, so I had to pause it and grow a partition.
When I got done there were several problems. One of them is that my nvidia proprietary driver is no longer being used. I found it in "additional drivers" and activated it, but it says "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system. This driver is activated but not currently in use."
I can run the nvidia control panel just fine, and write an xorg.conf file, but after I reboot the above message stays the same.
My xorg.conf file says to use the nvidia driver. My Xorg.0.log shows the nvidia board coming up what seems to be normally.
The "appearance" control panel doesn't even have the special effects tab anymore.
i installed the new beta 10.04 and it seemed right after the install and update that both nvidia hardware drivers were automatically install together. i deactivated both drivers. one driver showed the nvidia 173 driver and the other one showed "current" nvidia driver.
after a restart i then tried to activate the 173 driver. system required a restart. so i did. system booted to a black screen. i believe its at the desktop but i am unable to see it. i tried to hit esc at the boot screen to enter the grub menu but that didnt work.
I installed the Nvidia driver. When I click on the "Monitors" package it then asks if I want to use my graphics drivers vendor's tool. I say yes and then it pops up the Nvidia X Server Settings dialog. In that menu it indicates I need to run nvidia-xconfig from root. I did this and then restarted the xserver but to no avail I get the same message every time I try to run "Monitors", that I need to run nvidia-xconfig.
I wish to update my nvidia driver (I was running 195.36.24 and I want to update to 195.36.31). I followed all the instructions on this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467074) and everything went well until this part:
Code: sudo sh blahblah.run
The error I get in the terminal reads: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at [URL]...I have no idea how to exit X as it's not in my system processes.I have updated my nvidia driver in the past but have never encountered this problem. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell XPS M1530 if that matters.
I had, with much delight, accomplished a dual boot install of Ubuntu 9.1.0 and Windows 7 the other day and everything was working perfectly fine. However, I decided to activate the proprietary Nvidia drivers that were available in the drivers menu and my system subsequently no longer operates. After installing and rebooting Ubuntu will no longer work and becomes stuck on a black screen with two white dashes in the top right had of the screen.
This hang up occurs directly after the first white Ubuntu logo appears during the startup and the only key that will work during this screen are Crtl + Alt + F1, which only bring up a second black screen except with a solid white dash in the top right screen. At that point no key will work. I have tried to fix things in recovery mode and used envyng to remove the nvidia drivers as well as other operations, however the same result still appears when I try and run Ubuntu. I own a Sony Vaio Z690C if it makes any difference.