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Re: [SLUG] Nvidia problem - The continuing saga


On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 11:21 +1000, Heracles wrote:
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> Thanks David,
> That worked. She now has a working system.
> Hope you don't mind that I cc'd this to the list as I have had a lot of
> help from a number of SLUGgers (I think that someone else also mentioned
> envy) and I want to thank everyone. Envy worked a treat.


I spent three days struggling with this problem, getting myself into a
bigger and bigger mess. Alberto's script had me up and running in a few
minutes. I promptly sent him a small donation. (he's got a donation
thingie on his site). 

How much is several hours/days of my time worth? I would like to think
it's worth a heck of a lot more than the small amount I sent him.

> Now all I have to do is get her Dell Sound Blaster Live working properly
> and she will be over the moon.
> 
> Thanks again
> Heracles
> 
> david wrote:
> > I had the exact same problem and used envy to solve it:
> > 
> > http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
> > 
> > The problem appears to be that you need to remove absolutely all trace
> > of non-matching drivers from your system - eg if you are using
> > proprietry drivers you can't have the free ones there.
> > 
> > This guys script worked first go for me.
> > 
> > On Sun, 2007-08-19 at 21:49 +1000, Heracles wrote:
> > I can install the new NVIDIA drivers and startx works and all is well
> > BUT as soon as the machine is restarted X fails to load and complains of
> > a module mismatch.
> > Does X when loaded from a reboot look in a different place for the
> > drivers than it does when I use startx and does it then overwrite the
> > modules so startx will also not work.
> > It is really a oain to have to run through the NVIDIA driver setup each
> > time I restart the machine. There must be an easier way.
> > 
> > Heracles
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