Ubuntu

nVidia GeForce 8600 GT no longer works with dual screen monitors

Reported by Rory McCann on 2011-06-09
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

I have a nVidia GeForce 8600 GT video card. I'm using closedsource drivers 'nvidia-current'. I have 2 monitors plugged in the back of them. Both monitors worked out of the box with no extra settings needed. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and the dual monitors don't work. only one monitor works.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
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 Kernel Module 270.41.06 Mon Apr 18 14:54:25 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu4)
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Thu Jun 9 11:39:53 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-06-09 09:32:12.185379
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 nvidia-current, 270.41.06, 2.6.35-28-generic-pae, i686: installed
 nvidia-current, 270.41.06, 2.6.38-8-generic-pae, i686: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GraphicsCard:
 nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] [10de:0402] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:825c]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
JockeyStatus:
 xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7800p Convertible Minitower
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_IE:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_IE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic-pae root=UUID=d10771dd-f5c1-4708-bb30-b257d2cc26c5 ro quiet
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-06-09 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 07/18/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 786F1 v01.04
dmi.board.asset.tag: CZC8112JJ8
dmi.board.name: 0AACh
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CZC8112JJ8
dmi.chassis.type: 6
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr786F1v01.04:bd07/18/2007:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPCompaqdc7800pConvertibleMinitower:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0AACh:rvr:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct6:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP Compaq dc7800p Convertible Minitower
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110415-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

Rory McCann (rorymcc) wrote :
bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-06-09
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
Rory McCann (rorymcc) wrote :

I erroneously thought that I was using free drivers. however after grepping dmeg I found i wasn't. removing nvidia-current and rebooting fixed this problem. i have updated the bug description to match that.

description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hey rorymcc,

You filed this bug report against natty, but I see it's still open and
doesn't appear to have much activity recently. So, now that oneiric
is released and stable, this may be a good point for you to upgrade
and re-test if this issue is still present there.

If it's solved in the new release and you think it's worth backporting
the fix, please indicate that. Or if having the fix in the new release
is good enough, feel free to close out the bug (or let us know and we'll
close it.)

If it's not solved, leave the bug report open. I can't promise we'll
get to it (we get way more bugs filed than we can usually get to), but
your testing and feedback can help out if and when we do.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
bugbot (bugbot) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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