For a brief period of time i have had Ubuntu reinstalled, the 12.10 LTS version due to want to have encrypted harddrives (and that was the installaiton i could make the drives perform what i wanted)
Then i Upgraded from there, and want to use my Nvidia card, I run Ubuntu 13.10(for now) on an Acer Aspire Timeline X 4830TG With an Nvidia Geforce 540M graphics card.
lspci -v gets me:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 054f Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48 Memory at d1400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M] Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] I/O ports at 4000 [size=64] Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: i915
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0550 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at 3000 [size=128] Expansion ROM at d1000000 [disabled] [size=512K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: nouveau
I believe im running out of tricks, ive found several pages (about 20) and tried the most of them. Im back att running the default screen resolution in lightgdm, as i were before lowres and logging in to blank screeen.
The settings manager says to me that im running Intel-Sandybridge mobile.
I seem to have nouveau driver installed, and nvidia, But
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |less > [ 30.605] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 1 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 2 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 3 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 4 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 5 > [ 30.605] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 6 > [ 30.605] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout > [ 30.605] (II) LoadModule: "intel" > [ 30.605] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so > [ 30.613] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation" > [ 30.613] compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 2.99.910 > [ 30.613] Module class: X.Org Video Driver > [ 30.613] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1 > [ 30.613] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia" > [ 30.613] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia > [ 30.613] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" > [ 30.613] (II) Unloading nvidia > [ 30.613] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0) > [ 30.613] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau" > [ 30.613] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so > [ 30.615] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation" > [ 30.615] compiled for 1.14.2, module version = 1.0.9 > [ 30.615] Module class: X.Org Video Driver > [ 30.615] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
Seems i cannot load the module nvidia.
Believe me ive tried the most things i found, i messed about in grub, i installed purged reinstalled, nvidia, nouveau, bumblebee, blacklisted nouveau (unblacklisted it) all the tips you can find here about nvidia, several times,
And i never did install the proprietary drivers,from Nvidias homepage.
software-proprieties-gtk command gave me no alternative drivers.
The reason i went from ubuntu or linux in the first place was because of nvidia drivers not working, (that was approx: 1 year ago) i dont want to mess about more and i am afraid that if i do i wont have patience to continue to get it to work. i already wasted to much time on this matter