does not offer driver for GeForce 6800

Bug #96832 reported by Roberto Cássio Jr.
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restricted-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Restricted driver manager tells me that I don't need any restricted drivers, but I have a NVIDIA Geforce 6800 Card, which I think that, without restricted drivers, can't work fine (3D isn't usable).

If this behavior is expected, maybe a message telling that my hardware has open-source drivers but I can choose to use the restricted would make more sense for me.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Mar 27 05:40:00 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Uname: Linux ubuntu 2.6.20-12-generic #2 SMP Wed Mar 21 20:55:46 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please upgrade your system to the latest packages (including restricted-manager 0.13) and check again. I just updated the lists of supported devices to match kernel 2.6.20-13. Thank you!

Changed in restricted-manager:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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harrydb (harrydeboer) wrote :

Same here, also GeForce 6800, but I already upgraded.

- restricted-manager 0.14
- Linux blackice 2.6.20-13-generic #2 SMP Sun Mar 25 00:21:25 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please give me the output of

  lspci -n | grep 0300

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Raph-old (raph-old-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Hi, I have exactly the same problem, with a GeForce 6200 (Asus brand).

At first I thought that restricted manager didn't want to bother me with the driver I already installed, or didn't want to touch a customized xorg.conf ; so I tried to revert to a "debconf-made" xorg.conf, , removed nvidia-glx, etc etc but it didn't help (I know, it may seem a strange idea... Don't ask :) ).

Then I checked further in the scripts and on the forums and I realized that according to r-m's database, my card is indeed supported by proprietary drivers, and the nvidia driver should be listed in r-m's window.

Here's the output of lspci :

raph@arche:~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

raph@arche:~$ lspci -n | grep 0300
01:00.0 0300: 10de:0221 (rev a1)

This "10de:0221" card is indeed listed, in "/usr/share/restricted-manager/modalias_override/nvidia" as well as in "/var/cache/restricted-manager/2.6.20-13-generic.restricted" (as "pci:v000010DEd00000221sv*sd*bc03sc*i*" if I'm correct).

No matter what, "gksu restricted-manager -C" keeps saying "nvidia hardware not available".

Any idea ?

(This is an Edgy I upgraded to Feisty some time ago. Do you need more info ? I'd be glad to help).

--
Raph

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Raph, this is not exactly the same problem (you have a different graphic card, see bug title). BTW, latest restricted-manager now uses xorg.conf directly, so you do not need the dpkg-reconfigure dance any more. If you start 'sudo restricted-manager' from a terminal, are there any messages? Please copy&paste them here.

Roberto, harrydb, please upgrade your system to the latest packages/kernel and try again.

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

> Roberto, harrydb, please upgrade your system to the latest packages/kernel and try again.

If it still does not work for you, please give me the output of

  lspci -n | grep 0300
  modinfo nvidia

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webjames (james-olney) wrote :

i have a 6600 with the same problem:

james@james-ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 PCIe] (rev a2)

james@james-ubuntu:~$ lspci -n | grep 0300
01:00.0 0300: 10de:0142 (rev a2)

james@james-ubuntu:~$ gksu restricted-manager
modinfo: could not open /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/volatile/nvidia.ko: No such file or directory
modinfo: could not open /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/volatile/nvidia.ko: No such file or directory

hope this helps.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for restricted-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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