Updated HWE as suggested by support updates and now the NVidea driver 173 will not insert and so no Xserver

Bug #1353172 reported by Mick Alvey on 2014-08-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have been running 3.5.50 12.04.4 LTS and after the update for HWE suggested I have no Xserver - X is com paining about cannot insert nvidea.173.ko module to run the video card....and so no configuration for X video....hence only command line. AS well it is now booting 3.13.0-32 instead of the latest kernel?? You guys have screwed this up big time.

I could try a few things on my own, but am giving you this opportunity to fix this problem first. Please advise soonest
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Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic i686)

 * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/

Your Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is supported until April 2017.

alvey@Ubuntu-10:~$ uname -a
Linux Ubuntu-10 3.13.0-32-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:50:54 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
alvey@Ubuntu-10:~$ /Users/alvey

Thank you for the help here

Mick Alvey (picknslide) wrote :

X.Org X Server 1.15.1
Release Date: 2014-04-13
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-37-generic i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux Ubuntu-10 3.13.0-32-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:50:54 UTC 2014 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=d212b365-eed7-4cf4-a714-7c0c9270410a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 29 May 2014 10:29:10AM
xorg-server 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2~precise1 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.30.2
 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
 to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
 (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 5 17:35:21 2014
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
Initializing built-in extension XTEST
Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
Initializing built-in extension SYNC
Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
Initializing built-in extension RENDER
Initializing built-in extension RANDR
Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
Initializing built-in extension RECORD
Initializing built-in extension DPMS
Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
Initializing built-in extension XVideo
Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
Initializing built-in extension DRI2
Loading extension GLX
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia_173 (/lib/modules/3.13.0-32-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia_173.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
Fatal server error:
(EE) no screens found(EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
  at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
(EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
(EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory
xinit: server error

Mick Alvey (picknslide) wrote :

[ 35.658472] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[ 35.658482] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 35.672466] input: HID 0d8c:000c as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.3/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.3/input/input6
[ 35.692375] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[ 35.693126] nvidia: Unknown symbol acpi_os_wait_events_complete (err 0)
[ 35.699466] hid-generic 0003:0D8C:000C.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Device [HID 0d8c:000c] on usb-0000:00:1d.3-2/input3
[ 35.998549] input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input4
[ 36.041367] init: failsafe main process (870) killed by TERM signal
[ 36.417326] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[ 36.436426] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.17
[ 36.436529] NET: Registered protocol family 31
[ 36.436535] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
[ 36.436550] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
[ 36.436559] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 36.436573] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 36.528275] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
[ 36.528283] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
[ 36.528298] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
[ 36.642580] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 36.643514] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 36.644628] e1000: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX/TX
[ 36.644699] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 36.651192] intel8x0: white list rate for 1043:80f3 is 48000
[ 36.654467] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 36.655771] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 36.695466] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 36.695492] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 36.695508] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11

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Mick Alvey (picknslide) wrote :

This is not package related. This is a kernel issue and the hardware support or lack thereof... for the new 3.13.0-32-generic kernel supposedly for 12.04.4 LTS. It does not support NVidea drivers apparently. I have seen other various complaints about the problem.
There is no sense in reporting it as an X package problem, just to have a package to tie to it. It is a kernel hardware driver problem. The HWE update does not handle NVidea properly. Please look at this promptly and supply an updated kernel fix. This is critical!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
affects: ubuntu → nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 (Ubuntu)
tags: added: precise
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