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chadac77

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drivers for nvidia gt520
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:23:09 pm »
the nvidia 260.xx.xx drivers that install with auto script do not work it looks like i need 285.05.09 or 270.41.06 drivers any help would be great.

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 11:37:39 pm »
Ive successfully installed the 285 driver on my MD.   You'll have to kill the X process and manually run the NVidia installer..   then reboot

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 12:43:07 am »
I also had issues with my GT430 and 260 drivers. I'm now running 285.05.09 with no problems.

I deleted the contents of my nvidia-install.sh so 260 would not get reinstalled although not sure if this is actually required.

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 01:10:14 am »
can you help with the steps to fix.  i installed 285 drivers and on reboot it will install 260 drivers who do i kill the nvidia install on reboot

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 10:20:56 pm »

Kill X, make a backup of nvidia-install.sh, delete its contents and save. Then try the 285 install which I think will removes the 260 drivers?

After reboot 260 should not be reinstalled.

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 12:07:28 pm »
By chance, did you get hdmi audio working?

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 06:37:43 pm »
Is this also suppose to work on the avwizard? I try to install a hybrid and avwizard does not start. I installed the newer nvidia drivers with:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

all suggestions are welcome

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 08:35:30 pm »
are you getting an error "Failed to start X"? or is X starting but nothing else happens?

If getting an error, check to see that the "Driver" line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf is "nvidia" and not 'nv' or other.

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 11:36:21 pm »
are you getting an error "Failed to start X"? or is X starting but nothing else happens?
I get a blue console screen with:
AVWizard
Failed to setup X
<OK>
If getting an error, check to see that the "Driver" line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf is "nvidia" and not 'nv' or other.
the driver is "nvidia". When I manually change the xorg.cond to 1920x1080 I get X on normal boot but I need to run AVWizard to configure the MD properly.

any ideas?

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011, 11:47:05 am »
I did the update yesterday on my core and my MD. After killing X I did "apt-get remove nvidia-glx-260", edited out the content of nvidia-installer.sh, downloaded the 285-nvidia drivers from their website and installed them. I did have to struggle a bit, because at first I didn't do it properly and X wouldn't start up again. Actually I  had to do it twice, but then it worked and I could get through the AV-Wizard

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 01:16:42 pm »
Hmmm I wonder if it is version or install related. It is a fresh install of 1004. The hardware was working with 1004 (I changed the mainboard and graphics card and after installing the 285 version it was running without problems but I don't know if I ever used the AVWizard). Now with xorg.conf manually set to 1920x1080 I get X but I just cannot get into AVWizard to set up everything properly. AVWizard seems to be using the correct driver:

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$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard |grep Driver
    Driver         "mouse"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Driver         "nvidia"

what did you put in the nvidia-install.sh file? I currently have
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$ cat /usr/pluto/bin/nvidia-install.sh
#!/bin/bash

The packages that I have installed are:
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$ sudo dpkg --get-selections |grep -i nvidia
nvidia-current                                  install
nvidia-current-modaliases                       install
nvidia-glx-260                                  deinstall
nvidia-settings                                 install

I saw that I still had some old versions installed:
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$ apt-show-versions |grep nvidia
nvidia-current/lucid uptodate 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1
nvidia-current-modaliases/lucid upgradeable from 195.36.24-0ubuntu1~10.04.1 to 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1
nvidia-settings/lucid upgradeable from 195.36.08-0ubuntu2 to 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1

which I upgraded with: sudo apt-get upgrade nvidia-current-modaliases

now it seems ok:
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$ apt-show-versions |grep nvidia
nvidia-current/lucid uptodate 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1
nvidia-current-modaliases/lucid uptodate 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1
nvidia-settings/lucid uptodate 285.05.09-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1

Still no AVWizard though.

any more suggestions?


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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 02:44:34 pm »
not that I 'know' this will fix it... but leave the video resolution around 1024x768 or default...

you've done everything that i have done to get it working (except you changed the video res)

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 03:52:19 pm »
the resolution I changed was directly manually for the xorg.conf. not the one for the avwizard . that tries 640 by default. Where did you set the default resolution for the avwizard?

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 08:19:56 pm »
I assumed it was getting it from xorg.conf.   Sorry I cant help further.

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Re: drivers for nvidia gt520
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 05:40:20 am »
If you guys would help me, by running this and giving me the output, I will add them to the script to automatically detect these cards correctly.
lspci -nn | grep -vi "non-vga" | grep -i vga | sed 's/.*://;s/\].*//'
lspci | grep VGA | grep rev

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