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#1 2016-02-22 16:27:04

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[SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Hey guys

I have a fresh install of bunsenlabs on my new computer where i also have a GTX970. With the fresh install i could not set any screen resolution in Arandr nor enable multiscreen. So i followed the debian Nvidia driver installation here, but this has not changed anything. (The installation was successfull.) I can´t do a nvidia-modprobe (error is "operation not permitted") nor can i execute modprobe nvidia. What did i do wrong? Or how can i access the Nvidia settings?

Thanks for every help, i havent installed a graphics-driver ond any linux since.

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#2 2016-02-22 16:46:54

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

The modprobe errors are probably due to you not using `sudo`

Here is my cheatsheet for the Debian stable nvidia installation

NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
---------------------
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

1)  Go to TTY1 (ctrl-alt-F1), then login as root: "sudo su -"

2)  Stop the X server with "systemctl stop lightdm.service"

3)  "apt-get install nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig nvidia-driver"

    This will also build the kernel nvidia module

4)  Create xorg server config file [ important to do this before restarting X!!]

    "nvidia-xconfig"    [ error messages can usually be ignored ]

5)  Reboot, to blacklist nouveau

5)  set up monitors with nvidia-settings (although arandr should work)


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#3 2016-02-22 19:34:00

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Please post the output of:

lspci -knn|grep -iA2 'vga\|3d'

Also post your xorg configuration file.


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#4 2016-02-22 21:14:20

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Thanks for your quick answers!

damo: If I run nvidia-xconfig, it reports an error for loading/writing an xorg.conf file and if I reboot, I don't get a display manager running. I can get it back, if I reinstall xserver-xorg.

nvidia-settings reports this error:

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.

Head_on_a_Stick:

duvadh@defineL:~$ lspci -knn|grep -iA2 'vga\|3d'
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:13c2] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3160]
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0fbb] (rev a1)

And i can't find my xorg.conf in /etc/X11..?

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#5 2016-02-22 21:16:50

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Create the xorg configuration file yourself:

sudo -i # enter password
mkdir -p /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
echo -e 'Section "Device"\n\tIdentifier "My GPU"\n\tDriver "nvidia"\nEndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf
exit

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Manual


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#6 2016-02-22 21:33:47

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

But this gives me a blank screen after reboot too..

The nvidia-xconfig error is

WARNING: Unable to locate/open X configuration file.

Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing 'xorg-server.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package xorg-server found
New X configuration file written to 'etc/X11/xorg.conf'

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#7 2016-02-22 21:36:46

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Did you run

sudo nvidia-xconfig

before restarting the graphical session?


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#8 2016-02-22 21:45:31

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

Yes I did run nvidia-xconfig after runnning

systemctl stop lightdm.service

and before rebooting.

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#9 2016-02-22 21:59:12

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

duvadh wrote:

The nvidia-xconfig error is

WARNING: Unable to locate/open X configuration file.

Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing 'xorg-server.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package xorg-server found
New X configuration file written to 'etc/X11/xorg.conf'

I can always ignore that error message - a new xorg.conf will have been written (and the old one backed up). Here's mine, FWIW

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 355.11  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-07)  Wed Aug 26 17:15:49 PDT 2015

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"

        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "WrappedFB"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "GLXVBlank"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ZaphodHeads"        	# <str>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SwapLimit"          	# <i>
        #Option     "AsyncUTSDFS"        	# [<bool>]
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "Coolbits" "8"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "false"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "enable"
#	Option      "RENDER"	"disable"
EndSection

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#10 2016-02-23 08:23:14

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

My xorg.conf file was

nvidia-xconfig:  version 340.something ... ...Oct 7 2014

so i think this was the problem, that I installed an old driver. Don't know how that could happen though...

I just downloaded the .run file from the Nvidia page and run this and it worked immediatly...

Thanks!

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#11 2016-02-23 10:43:46

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Re: [SOLVED]Nvidia Driver Installation Help

duvadh wrote:

My xorg.conf file was

nvidia-xconfig:  version 340.something ... ...Oct 7 2014

so i think this was the problem, that I installed an old driver. Don't know how that could happen though...

I just downloaded the .run file from the Nvidia page and run this and it worked immediatly...

Thanks!

SOLVED

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(I'll add [SOLVED] to the thread title wink )


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