Installation in nVidia Proprietary Drivers in Week8 (archived)

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ReporterLast updateBugsComment
Failedramon.rocha2010-04-06 05:49
System fails to boot with plymouth installed (nouveau driver with >1
display) (#533135)

In: plymouth (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: None
1 reports, 54 comments, 22 subscribers, 22 duplicates
533135
ubuntu-logo on VGA fb (as with nvidia or fglrx binary drivers) does not
display crisply (#551013)

In: plymouth (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: None
1 reports, 99 comments, 57 subscribers, 3 duplicates
551013
[Lucid] Jockey gives message that it failed to install nvidia hardware
driver (#552653)

In: jockey (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: Alberto Milone
1 reports, 46 comments, 20 subscribers, 8 duplicates
552653

Alt, SysReq, K seemed to work this time to allow me to boot. However, jockey said to check the log for errors when attempting to install the driver.

Here is relevant section of /var/log/jockey.log:

2010-04-05 23:41:12,508 ERROR: update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so.1 (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.
update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /usr/lib32/libvdpau_nvidia.so because associated file /usr/lib32/nvidia-current/vdpau/libvdpau_nvidia.so (of link group gl_conf) doesn't exist.

Failedxdatap12010-04-05 13:02
Ensure that X.org startup failure displays (EE) messages to the user (#522588)
In: nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
Status: Triaged
Importance: Medium
Assignee: Canonical X.org
1 reports, 12 comments, 3 subscribers, 0 duplicates
522588
ubuntu-logo on VGA fb (as with nvidia or fglrx binary drivers) does not
display crisply (#551013)

In: plymouth (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: None
1 reports, 99 comments, 57 subscribers, 3 duplicates
551013
[Lucid] Jockey gives message that it failed to install nvidia hardware
driver (#552653)

In: jockey (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: Alberto Milone
1 reports, 46 comments, 20 subscribers, 8 duplicates
552653

As before, nVidia 8600 GTS needs to edit manually xorg.conf for #522588. Ugly graphical splash as reported in #551013

ReporterLast updateBugsComment
Passedfido2010-04-10 00:39
[Lucid] Jockey gives message that it failed to install nvidia hardware
driver (#552653)

In: jockey (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: Alberto Milone
1 reports, 46 comments, 20 subscribers, 8 duplicates
552653
Passedcharlie-tca2010-04-08 16:46
ubuntu-logo on VGA fb (as with nvidia or fglrx binary drivers) does not
display crisply (#551013)

In: plymouth (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: None
1 reports, 99 comments, 57 subscribers, 3 duplicates
551013
[Lucid] Jockey gives message that it failed to install nvidia hardware
driver (#552653)

In: jockey (Ubuntu)
Status: Fix Released
Importance: Medium
Assignee: Alberto Milone
1 reports, 46 comments, 20 subscribers, 8 duplicates
552653
Passedratcheer2010-04-05 16:46

Got an error in update-alternatives, but kernel module was created and functioned, correctly.

Also, this is the first time jockey has shown the driver as "activated and currently in use".

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