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  1. Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked great
    the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:

    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    found)

    I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    use Ubuntu.

    Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?

    Thanks
    --
    ________
    David M Lemcoe Jr.
    ender@ender.ath.cx
    Roswell, Georgia
    Running Ubuntu 8.0.4.1 "Hardy Heron"

  2. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    I'm too much of a noob at this to even understand your prob but I'll
    share with you, I lost my whole desktop after the upgrade. logged into a
    blank unbuntu screen of the plain wallpaper just a mouse cusor that did
    zilch. About an hour later & 10 boots I found the failsafe gnome
    login you need to select before you login.. anyway everything came back.

    David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    > I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked great
    > the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    > nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >
    > (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    > found)
    >
    > I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    > use Ubuntu.
    >
    > Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >
    > Thanks


  3. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:

    > I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked great
    > the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    > nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >
    > (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    > found)
    >
    > I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    > use Ubuntu.
    >
    > Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >
    > Thanks


    I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver and
    the kernal. I do know that there is a kernal update that is now
    available. I have also noticed for myself that it does not "offer" a
    proprietary driver as it did in 8.04 and Mint Elyssa (Ubuntu in different
    wrapper). I installed the Beta on one of my machines and added the
    proprietary drive and it killed X. I am really not sure what is going on
    with nVidia, but I haven't yet tried to add the prop drivers. I added
    8.10 to two machines, both with the same nVidia GForce 4 cards. I am
    going to do a bit of studying before I add the drivers, but am wondering
    why the notification to add drivers is not active and think this may have
    something to do with the problem.

    (Not a noob, but know just enough to be dangerous).

  4. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:


    > Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >
    > Thanks


    envyng

  5. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    Derek Turner wrote:
    > On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > envyng

    what?

    --
    ________
    David M Lemcoe Jr.
    ender@ender.ath.cx
    Roswell, Georgia
    Running Ubuntu 8.0.4.1 "Hardy Heron"

  6. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:23:32 +0000, gregg wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked
    >> great
    >> the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    >> nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >>
    >> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    >> found)
    >>
    >> I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    >> use Ubuntu.
    >>
    >> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver
    > and the kernal. I do know that there is a kernal update that is now
    > available. I have also noticed for myself that it does not "offer" a
    > proprietary driver as it did in 8.04 and Mint Elyssa (Ubuntu in
    > different wrapper). I installed the Beta on one of my machines and
    > added the proprietary drive and it killed X. I am really not sure what
    > is going on with nVidia, but I haven't yet tried to add the prop
    > drivers. I added 8.10 to two machines, both with the same nVidia GForce
    > 4 cards. I am going to do a bit of studying before I add the drivers,
    > but am wondering why the notification to add drivers is not active and
    > think this may have something to do with the problem.
    >
    > (Not a noob, but know just enough to be dangerous).


    Exactly same problem here with an nVidia GeForce 4 card.

    Previous installs up to and including 8.04 have given me a driver option
    in System>Administartion>Hardware Drivers but not this time. So Compiz
    etc aren't working (yes I did download CCSM.)

    If you get it going could you report back here and let us know.
    Thanks
    Dave

  7. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:49:31 +0000, davesurrey wrote:

    > On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:23:32 +0000, gregg wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked
    >>> great
    >>> the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    >>> nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >>>
    >>> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver
    >>> not found)
    >>>
    >>> I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    >>> use Ubuntu.
    >>>
    >>> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver
    >> and the kernal. I do know that there is a kernal update that is now
    >> available. I have also noticed for myself that it does not "offer" a
    >> proprietary driver as it did in 8.04 and Mint Elyssa (Ubuntu in
    >> different wrapper). I installed the Beta on one of my machines and
    >> added the proprietary drive and it killed X. I am really not sure what
    >> is going on with nVidia, but I haven't yet tried to add the prop
    >> drivers. I added 8.10 to two machines, both with the same nVidia GForce
    >> 4 cards. I am going to do a bit of studying before I add the drivers,
    >> but am wondering why the notification to add drivers is not active and
    >> think this may have something to do with the problem.
    >>
    >> (Not a noob, but know just enough to be dangerous).

    >
    > Exactly same problem here with an nVidia GeForce 4 card.
    >
    > Previous installs up to and including 8.04 have given me a driver option
    > in System>Administartion>Hardware Drivers but not this time. So Compiz
    > etc aren't working (yes I did download CCSM.)
    >
    > If you get it going could you report back here and let us know. Thanks
    > Dave


    I am going to keep plugging away, but believe there are more than minor
    issues with the new X and nVidia drivers. This is why Envy will not
    install or at least be available in the menu after installation. I
    thought about getting the 96 driver, but don't believe it will work. I
    had issues with the Beta. I was using Mint Elyssa for a while and
    installed over it, keeping my home directory unformatted during the
    process. Mint of course had a Hardy base and was the only distro I have
    used with 0 issues out of the box. If I find a solution I will let you
    know. It is not enough of an issue at this point for me to downgrade.
    Actually, I flip flop around more for something to do than issues
    typically. I do have a box in the basement that I "play" with and it has
    the same card, so I may later see if what I can do. Better get to work
    for now.

  8. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10


    Thanks Gregg,
    Very helpful. Saves me wasting a lot of effort trying to get it to work
    thinking I have done something wrong.

    It's a nuisance but not a deal killer.

    Ibex is the first install of Ubuntu that has got my wifi up and running
    OOTB and it was all looking so good until this. Apart from the dreadful
    default desktop background!!!

    Oh well..one step forward one step back I guess.
    Cheers
    Dave

  9. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:21:03 +0000, davesurrey wrote:

    > Thanks Gregg,
    > Very helpful. Saves me wasting a lot of effort trying to get it to work
    > thinking I have done something wrong.
    >
    > It's a nuisance but not a deal killer.
    >
    > Ibex is the first install of Ubuntu that has got my wifi up and running
    > OOTB and it was all looking so good until this. Apart from the dreadful
    > default desktop background!!!
    >
    > Oh well..one step forward one step back I guess. Cheers
    > Dave


    Just read some release notes that state 3D acceleration is no longer
    supported (i.e. driver no longer works). I guess I have some decisions to
    make. Kind of think that is a step backwards in the whole philosophy of
    supporting legacy hardware. Don't really even consider my card that. Oh,
    well.

  10. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:34:58 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:


    >> envyng

    > what?


    JFGI it's a hand tool for installing the kernel modules, drivers and
    tools for nVidia and ATI graphics.

  11. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:34:58 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:

    > Derek Turner wrote:
    >> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >> envyng

    > what?


    http://tinyurl.com/2c9np

  12. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    Derek Turner wrote:
    > On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:34:58 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> Derek Turner wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
    >>> envyng

    >> what?

    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2c9np


    I see what you did there.

  13. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    gregg wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked great
    >> the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    >> nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >>
    >> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    >> found)
    >>
    >> I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    >> use Ubuntu.
    >>
    >> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver and
    > the kernal. I do know that there is a kernal update that is now
    > available. I have also noticed for myself that it does not "offer" a
    > proprietary driver as it did in 8.04 and Mint Elyssa (Ubuntu in different
    > wrapper). I installed the Beta on one of my machines and added the
    > proprietary drive and it killed X. I am really not sure what is going on
    > with nVidia, but I haven't yet tried to add the prop drivers. I added
    > 8.10 to two machines, both with the same nVidia GForce 4 cards. I am
    > going to do a bit of studying before I add the drivers, but am wondering
    > why the notification to add drivers is not active and think this may have
    > something to do with the problem.
    >
    > (Not a noob, but know just enough to be dangerous).


    This is a known bug.
    Nvidia is working on a new driver.

    I saw this post from Albero Milone (= developper of envy)
    on ubuntu rss feeds

    I have noticed that NVIDIA released two beta drivers which work with
    Intrepid’s X.org and I will make new packages available in the -proposed
    archives ASAP. In the meantime you might want to see why I recommend you to
    wait for these packages. Keep an eye this bug report so as to know when
    these packages are available for testing.

    --
    MarcB

  14. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    gregg wrote:
    > I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver and
    > the kernal.


    _kernel_ not kernal.

    Don't you guys ever read release notes:
    [watch the wrap]



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    and this we should do freely and generously.
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  15. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:

    > I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked great
    > the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    > nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >
    > (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    > found)
    >
    > I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    > use Ubuntu.
    >
    > Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >
    > Thanks


    Check this out:

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/common-pro...ns-for-nvidia-
    restricted-drivers-after-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex-upgrade.html

    You may need to fix the wrap.

  16. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:36:34 -0500, Nico propped his eyelids open with
    toothpicks and wrote:

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:36:34 -0500, Nico propped his eyelids open with
    toothpicks and wrote:

    > On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:54:24 -0400, David Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Sony laptop, and just upgraded to 8.10. Everything worked
    >> great
    >> the first time I used the new OS, and I restarted again, except now
    >> nothing like Nezuiz or Awn will open. /var/log/Xorg.0/log says this:
    >>
    >> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
    >> found)
    >>
    >> I have had horrible luck upgrading Ubuntu in any sense, but I want to
    >> use Ubuntu.
    >>
    >> Took me 4 hours to upgrade. Can someone please help?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Check this out:
    >
    > http://www.ubuntugeek.com/common-pro...ns-for-nvidia-
    > restricted-drivers-after-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex-upgrade.html
    >
    > You may need to fix the wrap.


    Thanks for the link. Fixed both card and monitor probs. I renamed the
    xorg.cong* files which brought up the save as prompt, instead of seg
    faulting. Rebooted (don't know if logging out and back in would have done
    the job) and I now have my old resolution back.


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  17. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 21:42:27 +0000, aspir8or wrote:
    >
    > Thanks for the link. Fixed both card and monitor probs. I renamed the
    > xorg.cong* files which brought up the save as prompt, instead of seg
    > faulting. Rebooted (don't know if logging out and back in would have
    > done the job) and I now have my old resolution back.


    Glad it worked out for you.

  18. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:29:15 +0000, johnny bobby bee wrote:

    > gregg wrote:
    >> I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver
    >> and the kernal.

    >
    > _kernel_ not kernal.
    >
    > Don't you guys ever read release notes: [watch the wrap]
    > <http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/rele...0%22legacy%22%

    20video%20support>

    Thanks for this heads up. Think I will bypass 8.10 for now.

  19. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    LittleGorm wrote:
    > Thanks for this heads up. Think I will bypass 8.10 for now.


    Yup, me too. I can't get over that list of known _issues_. That's the
    longest list of any release, that I've seen. Maybe Intrepid needs to
    cook a little bit longer.

    --
    As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be
    glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours;
    and this we should do freely and generously.
    --Benjamin Franklin

  20. Re: Issue with my Video card in 8.10

    in 73691 20081031 202915 johnny bobby bee wrote:
    >gregg wrote:
    >> I am not sure, but I think there may be issues with the Nvidia driver and
    >> the kernal.

    >
    >_kernel_ not kernal.
    >
    >Don't you guys ever read release notes:
    >[watch the wrap]
    >


    After successful 8.10 upgrades to my older desktop (sempron/matrox) and laptop (Thinkpad T41)
    I tried to upgrade my newer desktop (amd 64x2 w geforce 7300gt) and it was a disaster.
    I tried everything I could think of and more then decided to do a clean install from CD, but this also failed
    miserably. I then did a clean install of the latest LinuxMint and everything worked. This system is
    now in better shape than at any time since I bought it.


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