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Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« on: June 15, 2012, 04:02:49 am »
Hi Guys

I today decided to do a fresh installation of my LinuxMCE system as I was having a number of issues not least being that media directors would not create properly.

So I installed kubuntu 10.04 as per the wiki instructions and downloaded and run the latest install script. ./mce-install

This all seemed to run correctly. However on first reboot I got a AZ_wizard error pop up on screen saying unable to start x server.

I tried a couple of things and eventuallt ran apt-get install nvidia-glx-260 which after reboot gave me the avwizard and let me finish install.

Now whenever I reboot system I get some error relating to nvidia install a reboot and the avwizard loads again. Once I go through the avwizard everything boots fine but then when I reboot im back to the same issue.

also video playbacks is a little bit flickery as if the video driver is not loaded right. Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 04:14:02 am »
This is mine.

I have made a great many changes to the way all of this works, gearing it to the DVD... but I am not really understanding why you would be having a problem.

Can you tell me if you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
Can you check /var/log/pluto for xorg and avwizard logs and tell me if you see any issues there?
Can you type bash -n /usr/pluto/bin/Utils.sh and tell me if there is any output (we don't want any)

Also give me the output of lspci -nn | grep 'VGA'
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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 12:31:19 am »
Hi l3mce.

Thanks for your reply.

I do have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf which looks ok.

I have a number of files similar to this AVWizard_Run_20120615_005438.log.1 The below is an example of the contents of one

+ echo '2956 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:55:10 +0100 Ending
  • '

+ TestXConfig 0 /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard
+ local Display=0 ConfigFile=/etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard
+ stop plymouth
stop: Unknown instance:
+ xinit /bin/true -- :2 -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard -logverbose 9
+ return 1
+ chvt 8
+ beep -l 350 -f 300
+ whiptail --msgbox 'Failed to setup X' 0 0 --title AVWizard --clear


This is the contents of a file nvidia-install.log


== Begin NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:48:20 BST 2012) ==
Card Detected: 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:10c3] (rev a2)
PCI_ID Detected: 10c3
LMCE prefers driver
Preferred driver  already installed.
== End NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:48:20 BST 2012) ==
== Begin NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:50:38 BST 2012) ==
Card Detected: 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:10c3] (rev a2)
PCI_ID Detected: 10c3
LMCE prefers driver
Preferred driver  already installed.
== End NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:50:38 BST 2012) ==
== Begin NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:54:38 BST 2012) ==
Card Detected: 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:10c3] (rev a2)
PCI_ID Detected: 10c3
LMCE prefers driver
Preferred driver  already installed.
== End NVidia driver installation (Fri Jun 15 00:54:38 BST 2012) ==

There is no output to the bash -n /usr/pluto/bin/Utils.sh

Output of lspci is below

06:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:10c3] (rev a2)


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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 10:07:56 am »
Interesting.

The short answer is add 10c3 to the /usr/pluto/bin/nvidia-install.sh file under DRIVER_260_SUPPORTED=

It exists already under revision A. If you are curious how this happened... it is a rare circumstance where nvidia disavows knowledge of that card, but I know it exists.

What is this machine if you please? I know the gpu is a GS8400. Also, while you are at it, update-pciids and give me that lspci again. I will fix it in the repos.
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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 03:01:23 pm »
I too am having this issue on my MD... it is a
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GTX] (rev a2)
       Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0592
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
        Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
        I/O ports at cc00 [size=128]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at fbde0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidia, nvidiafb, nouveau

and a snip from Xorg.0.log:
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--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0612:10de:0592 NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GTX] rev 162
l3mce.... i know you've been reworking video card detection for some time now..   Ive managed to work around this issue by replacing the Utils.sh file with an older one I have saved (you sent it to me because of an issue with my Core's video card 'Mach64'), and then re-naming the AVWizard_Run.sh.     That allowed me to use a custom xorg.conf file (im running 1080i via component cables to my tv).

I'd be nice to have the video wizard allow 1080i for Component hookups... but ive not figured out where/how to enable it.

Dennis
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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 03:26:50 pm »
Ok... a few things ardirtbiker:
1) I have added support for the Mach64.
2) /usr/pluto/bin/Resolutions.conf  change visible to "true" under 1080i
3) You can hash out CheckVideoDriver in /etc/init.d/a0start_avwizard instead of renaming AVWizard_Run.sh, but it is still a hack.
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Re: Installation issues with Nvidia Drivers
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 07:55:18 pm »
l3mce,
I did change Resolutions.conf.   It doesnt change the available resolutions for when using 'Component' as a video output.  I did notice that the 1080i shows up under the other possible video outputs though.  That is what I cant figure out.

Thanks for the heads up on the Mach64... I havent had to mess with my Core that has the Mach64 driver.. only my MD is giving me a headache!

Dennis