Trouble with Nvidia Geforce GT 430 drivers

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  1. Mister Fox

    Mister Fox New Member

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    I am trying to install the drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GT 430 graphics card, but I keep having problems.

    I run the .run file in terminal with the sudo command, and I get this error:

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    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.  
    For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the 
    README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
    And then this error:

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    ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' 
    for details.  You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README 
    available  on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
    I'm not sure what's wrong. I don't know what it means by X server.

  2. Kerms

    Kerms New Member

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    Well, as the first error clearly states, you need to exit your X server (the point-and-click interface, and whatnot).

    To do this, you can either remote login from a different computer via ssh, or go to a virtual tty, and do it from there (which can be done by usually pressing ctrl+alt+F1).

    Either way, log in as root, and kill the X server via `killall Xorg' and run the installer from there.
    Note: if and when a text-like window comes up, space is click-like select, arrow keys is navigation, enter is OK/Next.
  3. Mister Fox

    Mister Fox New Member

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    I was able to get things to progress by using the command "service gdm stop".
    After I tried to install, it failed again and it gave this log file-
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    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Sat Aug  4 20:43:02 2012
    installer version: 260.19.29
    
    PATH:
    /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
    
    option status:
      license pre-accepted               : false
      update                             : false
      force update                       : false
      expert                             : false
      uninstall                          : false
      driver info                        : false
      precompiled interfaces             : true
      no ncurses color                   : false
      query latest version               : false
      no questions                       : false
      silent                             : false
      no recursion                       : false
      no backup                          : false
      kernel module only                 : false
      sanity                             : false
      add this kernel                    : false
      no runlevel check                  : false
      no network                         : false
      no ABI note                        : false
      no RPMs                            : false
      no kernel module                   : false
      force SELinux                      : default
      no X server check                  : false
      no cc version check                : false
      run distro scripts                 : true
      no nouveau check                   : false
      run nvidia-xconfig                 : false
      sigwinch work around               : true
      force tls                          : (not specified)
      force compat32 tls                 : (not specified)
      X install prefix                   : (not specified)
      X library install path             : (not specified)
      X module install path              : (not specified)
      OpenGL install prefix              : (not specified)
      OpenGL install libdir              : (not specified)
      compat32 install chroot            : (not specified)
      compat32 install prefix            : (not specified)
      compat32 install libdir            : (not specified)
      utility install prefix             : (not specified)
      utility install libdir             : (not specified)
      installer prefix                   : (not specified)
      doc install prefix                 : (not specified)
      kernel name                        : (not specified)
      kernel include path                : (not specified)
      kernel source path                 : (not specified)
      kernel output path                 : (not specified)
      kernel install path                : (not specified)
      precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)
      precompiled kernel interfaces url  : (not specified)
      proc mount point                   : /proc
      ui                                 : (not specified)
      tmpdir                             : /tmp
      ftp mirror                         : ftp://download.nvidia.com
      RPM file list                      : (not specified)
      selinux chcon type                 : (not specified)
    
    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> License accepted.
    -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 260.19.29.
    -> Running distribution scripts
       executing: '/usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install'...
    -> done.
    -> The distribution-provided pre-install script failed!  Continue installation 
       anyway? (Answer: Yes)
    ERROR: The Nouveau kernel driver is currently in use by your system.  This
           driver is incompatible with the NVIDIA driver, and must be disabled
           before proceeding.  Please consult the NVIDIA driver README and your
           Linux distribution's documentation for details on how to correctly
           disable the Nouveau kernel driver.
    -> For some distributions, Nouveau can be disabled by adding a file in the modp
       robe configuration directory.  Would you like nvidia-installer to attempt to
       create this modprobe file for you? (Answer: Yes)
    -> The modprobe configuration file to disable Nouveau,
       /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf, has been written. 
       For some distributions, this may be sufficient to disable Nouveau; other
       distributions may require modification of the initial ramdisk.  Please
       reboot your system and attempt NVIDIA driver installation again.  Note if
       you later wish to reenable Nouveau, you will need to delete the file
       /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf.
    ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
           '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
           on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
           driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
    
  4. Kerms

    Kerms New Member

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    I read this, and about to tell you to to blacklist (and remove) the module.



    Until I read this:
    So I suggest you to simply reboot and retry the installation.



    (Note, Nouveau is the open source driver for Nvidia graphic chips/cards, they install it because there are no legal restrictions with it, unlike using the proprietary drivers. Although, it's worse in terms of 3D performance than its proprietary counterpart)
  5. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Which linux distro are you using? Did you install Nouveau? Did it get installed automatically?

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