I'm trying to get ubuntu 13.10 working on a desktop with a nvidia 7200gs. First i've tried to install the official drivers from the nvidia website, which didn't work - the installer aborted on creating the kernel modules.
Googling around i've found the x-edgers ppa to install the drivers from. According to the docs i've installed the matching drivers for my card:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-304 nvidia-304-settings
After rebooting the x server doesn't start, but there are no fatal error messages in the x log. Listing the loaded modules doesn't include any nvidia module. BUT: if i manually load
nvidia-304 module instead of
nvidia everything works fine - i can start lightdm and even login:
lsmod | grep nvidia modprobe nvidia-304 lsmod | grep nvidia nvidia xxxxxxxxxx 0 service lightdm start
What to do here to have the appropriate module started on boot?