More on X233H and Ubuntu….

Ok… I got the monitor working somewhat using the nv drivers but apparently that wont work with hardware acceleration…  Also I getting a “Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0″ ubuntu” error when I try to run heekscad from code::blocks along with a segmentation.
Also supertuxkart is doing a bunch of weird stuff.

So…. I want to copy my xorg which sortof works for me at the moment and dry this aga

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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a “real” xorg.conf
# For example:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section “InputDevice”
Identifier    “Generic Keyboard”
Driver        “kbd”
Option        “XkbRules”    “xorg”
Option        “XkbModel”    “pc105”
Option        “XkbLayout”    “us”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier    “Configured Mouse”
Driver        “mouse”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier    “Configured Video Device”
Boardname    “vesa”
Busid        “PCI:1:0:0”
Driver        “nv”
Screen    0
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
Identifier    “Configured Monitor”
Vendorname    “Acer”
Modelname    “Acer X243Wt”
Horizsync    30.0-82.0
Vertrefresh    56.0-76.0
modeline  “640×480@60” 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “640×480@72” 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “640×480@75” 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “800×600@56” 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “800×600@72” 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “800×600@75” 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “800×600@60” 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “832×624@75” 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “1024×768@75” 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “1024×768@70” 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “1024×768@60” 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline  “1152×864@75” 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “1280×1024@75” 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “1280×960@60” 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline  “1280×1024@60” 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “1280×960@75” 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
modeline  “1400×1050@60” 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
modeline  “1400×1050@75” 155.85 1400 1496 1648 1896 1050 1051 1054 1096 -hsync +vsync
modeline  “1600×1200@65” 175.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
modeline  “1600×1200@60” 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
Gamma    1.0
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier    “Default Screen”
Device        “Configured Video Device”
Monitor        “Configured Monitor”
Defaultdepth    24
SubSection “Display”
Depth    24
Modes        “1600×1200@65”    “1600×1200@60”    “1400×1050@75”    “1400×1050@60”    “1280×960@75”    “1280×1024@60”    “1280×960@60”    “1280×1024@75”    “1152×864@75”    “1024×768@60”    “1024×768@70”    “1024×768@75”    “832×624@75”    “800×600@60”    “800×600@75”    “800×600@72”    “800×600@56”    “640×480@75”    “640×480@72”    “640×480@60”
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier    “Default Layout”
screen 0 “Default Screen” 0 0
EndSection
Section “Module”
Load        “glx”
Load        “GLcore”
Load        “v4l”
EndSection
Section “device” #
Identifier    “device1”
Boardname    “vesa”
Busid        “PCI:1:0:0”
Driver        “nv”
Screen    1
EndSection
Section “screen” #
Identifier    “screen1”
Device        “device1”
Defaultdepth    24
Monitor        “monitor1”
EndSection
Section “monitor” #
Identifier    “monitor1”
Gamma    1.0
EndSection
Section “ServerFlags”
EndSection

Ok… This time I’m going through the readme… I think I’m going to try to uninstall and then re-install the latest
well this :
jonas@Ubuntu4:~$ sudo nvidia-installer –uninstall
apparently blows away the install…

Lets try this again….
CTRL-ALT-F1 Log in at the prompt.
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.13-pkg1.run (for me anyway.)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

Ok… This time I got a message
failed to initialize HAL!

Something tells me if I restart this is going to go to hell again…
Well…. Lets see… Nope… need to switch to nv drivers for now.
I’m looking at http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/185.18.14/README/chapter-05.html

You know… I just looked at this…http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu-feisty-or-later-versions.html

I hope that wasn’t the problem…

This looks promising:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848666

Which took me to this:http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-9755/README/appendix-a.html

Ok… c#$p I think I might have the wrong driver(which would explain a bunch of stuff.)

Below are the legacy GPUs that are no longer supported in the unified driver. These GPUs will continue to be maintained through the special legacy NVIDIA GPU driver releases.

The 1.0-96xx driver supports the following set of GPUs:

NVIDIA chip name Device PCI ID
GeForce2 MX/MX 400 0x0110
GeForce2 MX 100/200 0x0111
GeForce2 Go 0x0112
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go 0x0113
GeForce4 MX 460 0x0170
GeForce4 MX 440 0x0171
GeForce4 MX 420

0x0172…….

Lets see if this works.http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-9631.html

That driver errore out..

I think the latest was 9639  Oppps…. If that doesn’t work… I quitting for the night….
Oh….. This might be the issue: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=95296

I’ve been retracing my steps slightly on how to get this darn computer working…
I remember having to do a contorted trick to get my hardware acceleration working… Unfortunately I didn’t write it down….
I’m pretty sure the driver that I got to work on my video card was NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run.   I retrieved it from my trash bin..
I briefly had hardware acceleration working from preferences appearance, but when I reboot things go bad and if I recall everything worked when I plugged the monitor in initially.  Sooooo. I think I have a back up copy from when I first started this… Lets see if I can get back to ground zero.

ground zero not working…..
but I did do this…

gksudo displayconfig-gtk

Still not working…. Time to read the instructions:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/96.43.05/README/README.txt

Ok… I should be sanding the floor at the moment but the putty is drying… 😉 Anyway… I tried enabled special effects which I believe puts some changes in my xorg.conf.   I recall having read in the readme that should be checking out the log files in /var/log and searching for the (II) and the (EE).

I seem to be getting this error.

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

Google points me here.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=118917

Ok… Now looking at the nvdia-installer.log I ran across this:

echo;
Ok… So I guess I don’t have the most suitable driver…. Should be 96.43.09. for 8.04 LTS
\
echo ” ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.”; \
echo ” include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are mis
sing.”; \
echo ” Run ‘make oldconfig && make prepare’ on kernel src to fix it.

Going to the down load site this is the closest I could come up with.

Linux Display Driver – x86
Version: 96.43.05
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: January 29, 2008

A little more googling and I found this:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122305

Ok…. hold on… Apparently 96.43.09 is not on the archive list…
There is a FTP link on http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=122139 I guess I give that a try….

So I wget ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/96.43.09/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.09-pkg1.run

The XFree86 is a little troubling but that what the thread from the Nvdia man said to….
Ok…. I’m going to sudo nvidia-installer –uninstall
and then try this again… Ahhhhhh #$^#@!
I give up…. Back to sanding…. Next step http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678

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