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Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« on: September 11, 2011, 01:55:18 am »
Hi guys

I have tonight tried to install 10.04

The install all went ok did the first reboot.
Instead of the avwizard I just get various messages on screen which would expect on ubuntu boot.
Then I get an apt install messages saying that it is installing the nvidia-260 drivers.
It then says that the nvidia drivers have been installed and that it needs to be rebooted.

It reboots and does the exact same thing and just keeps going round in this cycle.

Anyone got any ideas on how to stop this?

Btw. I have had 0810 RC1 running great on this same core.

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 12:28:32 pm »
Why did you change to 1004? or is this a test machine?

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 01:45:58 pm »
This is going to be a live system but is not in use yet. I am trying to get it all setup how I want it before moving the core into attic and hooking up all media directors.

There are a number of reasons I'm trying 1004

1. I am already insane so no risk there!
2. I cannot get a module I need to compile and load on 0810 and am pulling my hair out and am pretty sure it's a kernel issue. 1004 uses a kernel which is well supported on this module. Cannot mention what module as it is in a grey area which is not permitted to be talked about on here!
3. If I'm gonna put a new system in I might as well start off with the latest code!


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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 02:54:37 pm »
Ok

It seems like for some reason it keeps trying to install nvidia-glx.
Aptitude is installing nvidia-glx-260 instead which is already current version.

Linuxmce then says that it has been installed and needs to reboot.

It then when reboots looks for nvidia-glx, does not find and attempts to install again.

I think this is causing the rebooot cycle.

Any pointers to what script is looking for nvidia-glx?

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 04:31:31 pm »
in /etc/rc2.d/S90firstboot comment out line 34 to 41 and see if that helps.

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 10:08:19 pm »
I dont have that on my system at the moment.

I have started a fresh install and I will commment out these lines before the reboot.

I will update later.

Is this a known issue?

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 01:27:52 am »
Hi Posde

Well I dont seem to have this file.

I have done some more digging and found that S990start_avwizard has a line that calls script /usr/pluto/bin/nvidia-install.sh

I have had a look at this script which seems to query the PCI_ID of the card.
If it finds it in its list of certain drivers it installs them If not it checks for the existance of nvidia_glx and if it is not installed installs it.

However when it tries to do that apt says that that no longer exists so tries to install nvidia-glx-260 which is already instaled. It then reboots to finish the install.

At this point the script runs again and the whole process goes into a loop.

Im guessing that as the card I have is possibly quite new the pci_id is not on the list which is causing the problem.

Im gonna try commenting out the nvidia-install.sh script in S990start_avwizard and see what happens.

I am also wondering if just adding the pci_id to the 260 pciid list in nvidia-install.sh would do the job better?

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 01:40:31 am »
Ok

I have commented this out I now get the av-wizard. I dont know if this is going to break things further down the line but its a start.

I suspect that it is going to cause issues with VDPAU as that script also seems to do some detection on the version of VDPAU the card supports.

How do I find out the settings for my card and add it to the nvidia-install.sh script so that it detects my card properly.

Also how do I submit this back to the main code? Do I need to open a ticket in TRAC?

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Re: Reboot cycle installing Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 03:24:43 am »
Ok

So far so good. I have 1004 now up and can play videos and watch tv.

Not sure if vdpau is running, how do I tell?

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