nvidia driver is falsely reported as “not currently in use”

Bug #704014 reported by Bogdan Butnaru on 2011-01-17
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #716363: Shows disabled drivers. Edit Remove
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jockey (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

On latest Natty, Jockey claims “no proprietary drivers are in use on this system”, despite the fact that I have the Nvidia driver (nvidia-current) installed and in use.

The package is detected, but the status line on the bottom says “This driver is activated but not currently in use”.

I tried to deactivate and reactivate and it still displays the same message.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: jockey-gtk 0.8-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-12.26-generic 2.6.37
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jan 17 17:03:33 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
MachineType: System manufacturer P5Q-PRO
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37-12-generic root=UUID=f345b250-3225-489c-a2a5-5c7a2b21a0fd ro vt.handoff=7 vga=892
SourcePackage: jockey
dmi.bios.date: 11/04/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1501
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: P5Q-PRO
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1501:bd11/04/2008:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnP5Q-PRO:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5Q-PRO:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: P5Q-PRO
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Bogdan Butnaru (bogdanb) wrote :
Bogdan Butnaru (bogdanb) wrote :

This may be related: When I try to report a bug in compiz (with “ubuntu-bug”), I get a dialog claiming that it appears I may have installed nVidia drivers manually, and asking if I have uninstalled them.

I don’t remember for certain, it is possible I may have tried a manual driver install a long time ago, but I’m pretty sure I got rid of them. (I don’t know how to make sure, though, i.e. I’ve no idea what triggers that dialog.)

Bogdan Butnaru (bogdanb) wrote :

This may be related: When I try to report a bug in compiz (with “ubuntu-bug”), I get a dialog claiming that it appears I may have installed nVidia drivers manually, and asking if I have uninstalled them.

I don’t remember for certain, it is possible I may have tried a manual driver install a long time ago, but I’m pretty sure I got rid of them. I don’t know how to make sure, though, i.e. I’ve no idea what triggers that dialog.

There was an nvidia-installer.log file in /var/log which I take to be a leftover from my having tried to install a driver. I downloaded the same version of the driver as that reported in the log file from the nVidia web site, and it claims no driver is installed (e.g., if I tell it to uninstall itself). I removed the log file but I still get this bug.

Extender (msveshnikov) wrote :

I think it's not a dup, and confirm that bug. GT240

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