Nvidia X Driver Error

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Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby mdavidg » 28 Jan 2016 23:14

Sorry to post this issue if there is another thread. I looked but didn't find it. I managed to get my system back up and running the other day thanks to another member on this forum and I'm very thankful. Now I have another issue. I'm getting the following message.

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.

Obviously, I have already done this and it supposedly creates an xconfig file. How can I fix this? My video settings need to be changed and I can't do a thing with this message.

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby just » 29 Jan 2016 07:09

mdavidg wrote:...
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.
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This is a typical message returned by Nvidia drivers for Nvidia Optimus video cards. It leads the user to a wrong direction. It doesn't apply to Optimus cards. Do you have one? Please, post back here the full output of two commanda:

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lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'
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inxi -Gxx
nvidia-xconfig must be never run on Nvidia Optimus.

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby mdavidg » 29 Jan 2016 07:22

No, I don't have an Optimus. It's an old card that uses the 304xx drivers.

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby mdavidg » 29 Jan 2016 07:24

00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] [10de:03d0] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])


Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430]
bus-ID: 00:0d.0 chip-ID: 10de:03d0
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby just » 29 Jan 2016 07:28

Oh, I see. You're are right, it's not an Optimus card. Unfortunately, can't help you with it. I'm sorry.

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 29 Jan 2016 08:50

According to this page, your card is supported by the 173 drivers, not 304:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-disp ... river.html
Check your series in the "Supported Products" tab.

The nvidia-legacy-173 packages are not available in Jessie, only in Wheezy or older.
I recommend to remove the currently installed drivers and use the drivers from the above link.


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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby mdavidg » 29 Jan 2016 20:12

I'm not going to install those drivers as I'm on a 64 bit machine. Second, the drivers I installed are correct. They are the same drivers I was installing when I was running the antergos distro, ubuntu distro, iinux mint distro, yada yada yada. The 304xx is the correct driver for my card. This has been checked, double-checked and triple checked. Your suggestion won't fix my problem but thanks for trying.

I checked on nvidia's website. This is what nvidia tells me is correct for me.


NVIDIA
>
Drivers
>
Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver
GeForce NOW

Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver
Version: 304.131
Release Date: 2015.11.16
Operating System: Linux 64-bit
Language: English (US)

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Re: Nvidia X Driver Error

Postby MAYBL8 » 30 Jan 2016 18:11

I don't know if I can help with this error for you.
But here is my configuration with my nvidia card.
One thing I am running debian testing so some things might be different.
I have had a lot of problems trying to get nvidia drivers to work with debian.
I used nouveau for a long time. I think the issues are related to debian kernels and them wanting you to you free drivers not proprietary.

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dcihon@solydk64 ~ $ inxi -Gxx
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:104a
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.3 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.96 Direct Rendering: Yes

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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 340.93  (buildd@debian)  


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"

	#BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Don't know if any of this will help or not.
Thanks
Dan



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