Upgrade to Kubntu Karmic (9.10) from 8.04 – Part 2 – Nvidia

So after my problems with the upgrade and that not all packages worked it was time to get the screen to work.

When upgrading i lost my accelerated nvidia driver, but that was kind of expected. So how to fix it?

Well I went in to my normal download directory and tried to rebuild the nvidia drover from there. I was running 190 and nvidia is up to 195 so i did not think it was to far out. It worked kind of and I copied the xorg config file back ffrom jy old copy and tried to reboot. No luck.

I got the message that no driver was found – dam. And had go to text mode.

So I started to see if I could find the problem. I did try a number of different version, installing the latest, reverting back to and old one. No luck.

And finally i found it. There where 3 files left in /etc/modprobe.d – probably left since the upgrade but they seems to be blocking modprobe to work and being able to install the new nvidea driver. So here s the solution:

Fix for installing latest nvideadriver

Remove alas-base, blacklist-modem and lrm-video from /etc/modprobe.d:

Then add the new ubuntu repository from nvidea with the latest driver. Add

as a new software source (in System->Setting->System Setting->Settings->Software Source), and you should be able to select the new nvidea drive (195) and install that.

This worked for me.

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