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I'm trying to get my HDMI output to my monitor working using the Nvidia 319 drivers on Ubuntu 13.04

stevo@thebeast:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF106M [GeForce GT 550M] (rev ff)
stevo@thebeast:~$ uname -a
Linux thebeast 3.9.0-030900rc6-generic #201304080035 SMP Mon Apr 8 04:36:25 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I've being using this method http://paste.ubuntu.com/5601226/ to try to get it to work.

However I can see in the xorg.0.log file that it can't find the nvidia module. So I notice in the xorg drivers directory that there is no nvidia_drv.so file. So I created a soft link to the nvidia_drv.so file from directory /usr/lib/nvidia-319/xorg to the /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers directory. This however gives the error

[    35.396] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    35.396] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    35.397] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation" 
[    35.397]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    35.397]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    35.398] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
[    35.398] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
[    35.398] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    35.398] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    35.398] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)

I've tried deleting the soft link and reinstalling nvidia-319 and nvidia-settings-319 but it makes no difference. No nvidia module file is installed to the xorg drivers directory.

Anyone any ideas?

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