Back to a non Cuda driver

Hi Everyone,

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 with a GeForce 9600 GT.

I installed the Cuda driver using nVidia Installer some months ago. Today I tried to update the driver to a non Cuda version: x86-180.22-pkg1 and, after restart, the system could not load the nvidia kernel module. I fix using an appropriate Cuda version of the driver: x86-180.06-pkg1.

Some people here have the same problem every time when installing a non Cuda drivers after a Cuda enabled installation on linux machines.

Question: Is this a simple bug in the installer or is it something that nVidia couldn’t fix?

Thanks

PS: Sorry but I don’t have the X log anymore.

Ubuntu does some really strange and non-standard things with the locations their driver files are stored. If ubuntu doesn’t offer a package with the correct nvidia driver version, your best bet is a tool like envy: http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html. Note: I’m not an active ubuntu user so I’m not certain that this method still works. All I know is that it is what I had to do last time I played with ubuntu (more than 1 year ago).

Unless you can provide an nvidia-bug-report.log which captures the problem, I’m going to assume that this is more likely an Ubuntu bug.