I am trying to install a new 8400 card on my desktop (dual core athlon) running kubuntu hardy (8.04). I intend to run cuda apps on it and so I guess I should be using this driver -> http://www.nvidia.com/object/thankyou.html…174.55-pkg1.run
I had also installed nvidia-glx-new using apt-get and i followed instructions in this post
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 to uninstall the those drivers to get rid of API mismatch errors.
I then reinstalled the CUDA driver above and it said it finished succesfully and also ran the nvidia-xconfig to update the xorg.conf which i verified.
I rebooted but Xserver fails to launch. I get a blank screen. I switched to a console terminal to check /var/log/Xorg.0.log and it has the following error messages in the end:
Failed to load NVIDIA kernel module
Screen(s) found, but none have usable configuration
Fatal server error
no screens found.
Can someone please guide me.
Also how do i find what version of 8400 card i have GS? GT or whatever…
Looking at the Qimonda chips, seems like the card has 512MB(512Mbx8)