Operational system: Lubuntu 18.04 // upgraded forcefully from 16.04 architeture: amd64 Video graphic card: GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE
Everything was functioning normally, but sometimes when i was watching videos on the YOuTube [in G. Chromer] the screen froze with only the sound of the video continuing and even trying to turn on/off Num/Caps Lock keys didn't nothing, so i had to restart the computer when this happened. I figured that the problem may be the drivers, so i thought that i should reinstall the drivers. I purged the nvidia drivers, and tried reinstalling it, and it messed everything. Now my screen is widescreen and stretched and the image is bad. i tried reinstalling again the drivers [both by apt-get install and aptitude install] but nothing really happens after installing the drivers.
I can't open the Nvidia X Server Settings [it is in the menu, if i click on it nothing happens]. Some commands i used and their outputs:
nvidia-settings ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
$ lsmod | grep nvidia $: command not found
$ sudo lshw -c display *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: G72 [GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:c0000-dffff
What should I do? I looked for many solutions in this site, but none of them worked for me.
Any help would be appreciated.
EDIT: I tried Terrance's link steps, and what i'm getting:
$ nvidia-settings ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system $ nvidia-smi Command 'nvidia-smi' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install nvidia-340 sudo apt install nvidia-utils-390
I still can't open the NVidia Server X Settings, nor can't i change things like screen size. Oh, and the latest driver that supports my graphic card is the 304, so i think that installing these drivers that doesn't support my graphic card may mess everything up more. The command "lsmod | grep nvidia" returns no output.
$ sudo apt install nvidia-304 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 Recommended packages: libcuda1-304 nvidia-opencl-icd-304 The following packages will be REMOVED: libgl1-mesa-glx libglx-mesa0 The following NEW packages will be installed: lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 nvidia-304 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/38,5 MB of archives. After this operation, 188 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y (Reading database ... 171909 files and directories currently installed.) Removing libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (18.0.0~rc5-1ubuntu1) ... Removing libglx-mesa0:amd64 (18.0.0~rc5-1ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package libc6-i386. (Reading database ... 171896 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libc6-i386_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libc6-i386 (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package lib32gcc1. Preparing to unpack .../lib32gcc1_1%3a8-20180414-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking lib32gcc1 (1:8-20180414-1ubuntu2) ... Selecting previously unselected package nvidia-304. Preparing to unpack .../nvidia-304_304.137-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking nvidia-304 (304.137-0ubuntu2) ... Setting up libc6-i386 (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ... Setting up lib32gcc1 (1:8-20180414-1ubuntu2) ... Setting up nvidia-304 (304.137-0ubuntu2) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-304/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia-304/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode update-alternatives: using /usr/share/nvidia-304/glamor.conf to provide /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/glamoregl.conf (glamor_conf) in auto mode dpkg: error: version '-' has bad syntax: revision number is empty dpkg: error: version '-' has bad syntax: revision number is empty update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) INFO:Enable nvidia-304 DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad Loading new nvidia-304-304.137 DKMS files... Building for 4.15.0-20-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 4.15.0-20-generic ERROR: Cannot create report: [Errno 17] File exists: '/var/crash/nvidia-304.0.crash' Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-304/304.137/build/make.log for more information. Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130ubuntu3) ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-20-generic /sbin/ldconfig.real: Warning: ignoring configuration file that cannot be opened: /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf: No such file or directory /sbin/ldconfig.real: Warning: ignoring configuration file that cannot be opened: /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf: No such file or directory $ nvidia-smi NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with NVIDIA driver. Make sure that latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.