Trouble with Nvidia Geforce GT 430 drivers

M

Mister Fox

Guest
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:

Code:
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:

Code:
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.
 


K

Kerms

Guest
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.
 
M

Mister Fox

Guest
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-
Code:
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.
 
K

Kerms

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



Until I read this:
Code:
-> 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.
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)
 
R

ryanvade

Guest
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-
Code:
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.
Which linux distro are you using? Did you install Nouveau? Did it get installed automatically?

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