NVIDIA drivers missing linux-headers-generic causing missing kernel module and failed startup

Bug #1068942 reported by Travis Larson on 2012-10-20
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The NVIDIA drivers are not installing linux-headers-generic causing missing kernel module and failed startup. Installing linux-headers-generic and doing one of the following commands fixes the problem as noted here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12303179&postcount=4

*sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
*sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
*sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: nvidia-current-updates 304.51-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 304.51 Tue Sep 18 17:16:56 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1)
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Fri Oct 19 22:33:07 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: nvidia-current-updates, 304.51, 3.5.0-17-generic, x86_64: installed
GraphicsCard:
 NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GTX 460M] [10de:0dd1] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer Device [1558:5102]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MachineType: System76, Inc. Gazelle Professional
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=57c5f349-7c78-45aa-8575-48dca4230660 ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/09/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 4.6.4
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Applicable
dmi.board.name: Gazelle Professional
dmi.board.vendor: System76, Inc.
dmi.board.version: gazp6
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: System76, Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: gazp6
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr4.6.4:bd08/09/2011:svnSystem76,Inc.:pnGazelleProfessional:pvrgazp6:rvnSystem76,Inc.:rnGazelleProfessional:rvrgazp6:cvnSystem76,Inc.:ct10:cvrgazp6:
dmi.product.name: Gazelle Professional
dmi.product.version: gazp6
dmi.sys.vendor: System76, Inc.
modified.conffile..etc.modprobe.d.nvidia.current.updates.hybrid.conf: [deleted]
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.8.4-0ubuntu3
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.39-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3

Travis Larson (tlarson) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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