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    installing nvidia drivers, api mismatch


    to get my graphics card working i got a linux driver from nvidia
    anyways after installing it, startx started ranting about an api mismatch,

    my graphics card is an nvidia (quadro) fx 1400 (old, bulky, but amazingly powerful)
    also im running the latest ubuntu

    things i did to download:
    the download hated how x server was still on, init 3 didnt work so i did init 1 and pressed esc out of the loading screen which somehow got the x server to stop completely
    there the download said i should use some other screen just in case
    and then it failed a pre-load, oh well downloading anyways :P

    startx error later:
    api mismatch blahblahblah
    nvidia kernal modules version 173.14.30 <-- its not supposed to be that
    nvidia driver components version 285.05.09 <-- the driver i installed

    anyways i backed up out of the problem, hoping to get help on how to get the driver working this time
    Last edited by duttocal; 10-23-2011 at 11:12 PM.

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    nvidia kernal modules version 173.14.30 <-- its not supposed to be that
    nvidia driver components version 285.05.09 <-- the driver i installed
    If it's true what you're saying, you just have to rebuild the kernel modules for the new nvidia driver. This is for example covered in the ubuntu wiki help manual here, answered in forums like here, .. Just search for it using your favorite search engine.

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    1. Remove all installed video drivers with Synaptic, including nouveau, etc. You may need to also blacklist the nouveau driver.
    2. Reboot into text mode - should be automatic with video drivers uninstalled.
    3. Install nVidia proprietary driver from text mode - also install opengl files/libraries when asked.
    4. Reboot.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    The first problem is that you already have an earlier driver installed. Remove that first.

    The kernel module should then build ok, if it doesn't it may because kernel headers are not installed so install them.

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