Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed [upd:20-10-15]

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 24 Jun 2013 11:27

I peeked at the file and saw that's what it did. I followed the thread on LMDE to do it on the command line, but got a blank screen. Even with the packages in experimental. The only thing I haven't done is install it directly from AMD.
No worries, as long as I don't have a "black screen" ;) I just don't get wobbly windows at the moment.
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I can not install Nvidia video driver

Postby juanbautista58 » 26 Jun 2013 01:57

Hellow. The Drivers Manager not install driver Nvidia. Detects the card but is turning into the void ...
In Synaptic I not see the nvidia repository, you will need to add it? how to do? Thank

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Re: I can not install Nvidia video driver

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 26 Jun 2013 08:35

juanbautista58 wrote:Hellow. The Drivers Manager not install driver Nvidia. Detects the card but is turning into the void ...
In Synaptic I not see the nvidia repository, you will need to add it? how to do? Thank
First of all: welcome to our forum!

Moved your post to the DDM topic.

Could you run DDM in a terminal:

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ddm -d
This will generate a log file in your home directory:
~/ddm.log
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 26 Jun 2013 10:41

FWIW,
I tried both current and beta from AMD, as well as the installer from smxi. All resulted in the black screen.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 27 Jun 2013 17:09

FWIW,
I installed LM 15 XFCE RC and used the driver manager to install fglrx-updates. I made sure there was no xorg.conf and booted and ran sucessfully.
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 28 Jun 2013 00:32

Zerozero, were you successfull using DDM? Does DDM run the nvidia installer in the " background "?
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby zerozero » 28 Jun 2013 00:52

i used ddm a lot (when i had a nvidia card); ddm uses dkms to build the kernel driver; and in my experience it always handled nouveau's blacklisting without problem.
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 28 Jun 2013 01:17

Ok. I was just wondering. It failed for me, and I've always resorted to the official driver. Up until kernel 3.8.0, dkms was a trouble spot, but since kernel 3.8.0 that no longer seems to be a problem. I don't know how DDM works...exactly. The nvidia installer normally aborts if the X server is running, I think DDM offered me v304, and my card shipped with v310.xx
Was just curious as to DDM's success rate. Thanks
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby zerozero » 28 Jun 2013 01:26

wisemagic
can you share the output of

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inxi -Gxx
(as user, not as root)
we are going a lil' off-topic (sorry nomko :P ); if needed we move these posts
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 28 Jun 2013 02:10

I'm sorry. Yes I can give you that info tomorrow afternoon/evening. I won't be bac home till then.
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 28 Jun 2013 23:53

zerozero, the info you requested.

$ inxi -Gxx
Graphics: Card NVIDIA GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1920x1080@60.0hz
GLX Renderer GeForce GTX 560/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version 4.3.0 NVIDIA 319.23 Direct
Rendering Yes
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby zerozero » 29 Jun 2013 00:15

wisemagic
sorry for being a PITA :lol: but can you provide the output of

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lspci -nn | grep VGA
and also could you be so kind to run DDM in debug mode and upload the ddm.log that you'll find in your home here (you'll need to rename it to .txt)
you just need to let ddm run and do the probing, no real action is required

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ddm -d
i remember a problem with a nvidia GFXXX card http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p646571 when we were starting DDM; could the issue be similar?
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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 29 Jun 2013 00:50

No problem

$ lspci -nn | grep VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] [10de:1201] (rev a1)

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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 29 Jun 2013 05:40

I can't see anything strange in the DDM log: it does say your Nvidia drivers are not installed, and neither is Nouveau. Is that correct?

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28-06-2013 19:42:49 nvidia.getNvidia              INFO      Nvidia card found: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560]
28-06-2013 19:42:50 drivers.getPackageStatus      DEBUG     Package not installed: nvidia-glx
28-06-2013 19:42:53 nvidia.getNvidia              INFO      Nvidia driver found: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (notinstalled)
I also took a look at your video (in the OP). It seems that the video drivers are initiated (that's just before lightdm is started), you see the glitch for less than a second. Does the driver show these glitches afterwards, or is this it?

You might try the experimental drivers: http://packages.debian.org/experimental/nvidia-glx


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Re: After installing SolydX i get a weird screen

Postby wisemagic » 29 Jun 2013 06:13

Schoelje, I'm not the one having a problem with the video card drivers. nomko was. zerozero and I were getting off topic talking about DDM and Noueavu driver, and he had asked for a DDM log from me, because DDM failed to install the Nvidia driver and I installed the official driver from Nvidia. Sorry about the confusion.
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby zerozero » 29 Jun 2013 09:17

merging these posts here
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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 08 Jul 2013 14:37

After a crash on Mint XFCE RC 15, I'm gonna try SolydX again and get the drivers working.
If Mint can do it I'm sure SolydX can do it.
-Hinto

Edit:
Bummer "fglrx-updates" doesn't exist in Debian. I wonder where Ubuntu got that package (and dependencies)?
Installing the driver from AMD's site results in the black screen, too.
hmmmm....

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Re: Wireless ... and trackpad

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 22 Jul 2013 13:15

I can't post from home, maybe my c#@py internet provider blocks me, or the forum does (it's a dynamic IP... can't track it).

Here I go with ANOTHER WIRELESS card problem:

OK guys, here I am in the 8th machine I have installed SolydXK ;) . This one is a Dell Inspiron 1525 with SolydK 32 (my first, since I have installed SolydK 64 five times, already).
Two pieces that always give us hard times in GNU/Linux are trackpads and wireless cards. The trackpad works for moving the pointer, but not for selecting (clicking) on it; for that we have to use the buttons below it.
The wireless card doesn't work, and the "welcome screen", when running DDM, said I would have to uninstall a present driver to install another. I couldn't uninstall it, sorry. :oops: I've done some things, even log-in as root and remove files as recommended: apt-get purge broadcom-sta-dkms firmware-brcm80211 firmware-b43-installer
rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-broadcom.conf

but nothing. Still a "b" unknown driver appears there and I cannot make the card work (please, see image below).

Here are some of this machine's details:
~ $ inxi -Fxx
System: Host laptop Kernel 3.9-1-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Distro SolydXK 1 solydxk
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5450 (-MCP-) cache 2048 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 6650.32
Clock Speeds: (1) 1000.00 MHz (2) 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1280x800@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version k3.9-1-686-pae
Network: Card-1 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver b43-pci-bridge BusID: 0b:00.0
Card-2 Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver sky2 v: 1.30 at port de00 BusID: 09:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (0.3% used) 1: /dev/sda SAMSUNG_HM121HI 120.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 20G used: 7.3G (40%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 20G used: 7.3G (40%) fs: ext4
ID:/home size: 89G used: 320M (1%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes 143 Uptime 3:27 Memory 379.0/2016.0MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23

I thank you for any suggestions; and rise this problem for future versions, too.
The rest is working very nicely. 8-)
boadcom.png
See the driver that appears to be installed and running ("b")!?
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Re: Wireless for HP Sleekbook

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 22 Jul 2013 13:33

Run DDM from terminal like this:

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ddm -d
This will generate a debug file in your home directory:
~/ddm.log
Rename to ddm.txt and attach it to your post here.

I also need the Broadcom chipset:

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lspci -n -d 14e4:
And these log files:
/var/log/syslog
/var/log/syslog.1 (or any number with the same date as /var/log/syslog)


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Re: Wireless ... and trackpad

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 22 Jul 2013 21:40

Schoelje wrote:Run DDM from terminal like this:

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ddm -d
This will generate a debug file in your home directory:
~/ddm.log
Rename to ddm.txt and attach it to your post here.

I also need the Broadcom chipset:

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lspci -n -d 14e4:
And these log files:
/var/log/syslog
/var/log/syslog.1 (or any number with the same date as /var/log/syslog)
OK, let's see if I can post everything.
See the attached files: ddm_log.txt (renamed that way by me, obviously), and syslog.txt. The other file syslog.1 was too big for the forum system.
A preview here:
Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO Broadcom found: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO 0b:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01)
WARNING Broadcom pci ID not found: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO Broadcom chip serie found: 4315

Other information required:
lspci -n -d 14e4:
0b:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01)

A curious (and sad) discovery: I can post from a machine with windblow$ but not from my machines with SolydXK GNU/Linux :cry: (damn internet server)
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