Xorg cannot use nvidia, missing symlink

Bug #1665581 reported by a. Mennucc on 2017-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-367 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


I used the automated GUI tool to select the proprietary driver nvidia-367

but Xorg was not using the nvidia driver, claiming that

[ 11.041] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[ 11.045] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[ 11.045] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[ 11.045] (II) Unloading nvidia
[ 11.045] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)

To solve the problem, I

# ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-367/xorg/nvidia_drv.so /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers

now Xorg find the driver and it works fine.

BTW , I have had to apply this fix many times in the past.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: nvidia-367 367.57-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1-generic 4.8.11
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-36-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 17 10:05:42 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-08-20 (911 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20130213)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-367
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-09-02 (167 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.modprobe.d.nvidia-367_hybrid.conf: [deleted]

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