Binary package hint: nvidia-current
I cannot install the NVIDIA 195.36.15 driver. If I try to install the driver downloaded from the NVIDIA website, first screen about building the module proceeds normally. When the "Install 32-bit opengl drivers" screen appears, the whole system crashes, and requires a power down with the power switch to recover (no response to CTRL-ALT-DEL or ALT-SYSRQ-REISUB).
If I try to install the nvidia-current package, the installation appears to work properly, but on reboot, the system freezes during bootup, before the login screen appears, and requires a hard power down to recover. Note that the 190.53 driver, and all previous drivers, downloaded from the website install and function properly.
OS: kubuntu-10.04-current updates, kernel 2.6.32-17 (problem exists on all 2.6.32 versions)
greenman@Wolfenstein:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
I have tried:
Booting and installing with and without nomodeset option (190 driver from website requires nomodeset option to function)
Removing all traces of previous drivers, and nouveau.
Manually removing nvidia.ko from /lib/modules/2.6.32-17/kernel/drivers/video
The nvidia-installer-log file exists, but is empty after a failed 195 install (crashes before cache flushes)
Contacting NVIDIA - they say to contact the distribution-specific packagers (so here I am)
Modifying, removing, and reinstalling with nvidia-xconfig the xorg.conf file
Installing from the console with 'sudo service kdm stop'
Dell XPS630i Intel Q9550 (amd_64) 8gb ram
Dual NVIDIA 9800GT cards