on my old PC (Intel Celeron), 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04, I have NVidia Geforce2 MX 400 (listed through
lspci -nn | grep '\[03')installed.
Though I have installed the newest driver (nvidia-331, from
ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa), the Nvidia software is not able to detect the graphic card (
nvidia-smi could not communicate with the driver).
Nvidia-debugdump -l says "driver not loaded". How to enable loading the proper installed nvidia driver ?
I've done a lot of packages (re)installation, but it doesn't help.
upon checking the situation, the /var/log/Xorg.0.log says that I need the legacy nvidia 96.43.xx driver (and this is ubuntu 14.04, i386)
this package is available here (nvidia-96) http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/i386/nvidia-96/download
but I hit package dependencies... Trying to solve it..
Thanks Drac Noc for valuable comment...forcing nvidia-96 on ubuntu 14.04 is wrong way.
In between I switched to the "nouveau" open-source driver, but got the smallest screen resolution...Hmm, looking what to do with this.