Installing CUDA capable driver for Quadro FX 5800
I am trying to install a CUDA capable driver on 64-bit ubuntu 8.04 with an LCD monitor connected to a Quadro FX 5800. I've tried it with different LCD monitors (Samsung SyncMaster 245BW, Samsung SyncMaster 206BW, and a Dell monitor), but they are unable to sync with the Quadro. When I connect a CRT to the Quadro, it works fine.

Here's what I've done:
- add DISABLED_MODULES="nv" to /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
- /etc/init.d/gdm stop
- install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run
- /etc/init.d/gdm start
The computer hangs here and tries to go into Low Graphics Mode

I've tried modifying the xorg.conf, but it hasn't worked so far. I don't know what I need to have in that file for my configuration.
nvida-xconfig provides me with the following /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
[quote]...
Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection
...
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection[/quote]

I've tried changing it to:
[quote]...
Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection
...
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "Quadro FX 5800"
BusID "PCI:5:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: 1680x1050 + 1680+0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection[/quote]

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

Ruka
I am trying to install a CUDA capable driver on 64-bit ubuntu 8.04 with an LCD monitor connected to a Quadro FX 5800. I've tried it with different LCD monitors (Samsung SyncMaster 245BW, Samsung SyncMaster 206BW, and a Dell monitor), but they are unable to sync with the Quadro. When I connect a CRT to the Quadro, it works fine.



Here's what I've done:

- add DISABLED_MODULES="nv" to /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

- /etc/init.d/gdm stop

- install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.22-pkg2.run

- /etc/init.d/gdm start

The computer hangs here and tries to go into Low Graphics Mode



I've tried modifying the xorg.conf, but it hasn't worked so far. I don't know what I need to have in that file for my configuration.

nvida-xconfig provides me with the following /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

...

Section "Module"

Load "dbe"

Load "extmod"

Load "type1"

Load "freetype"

Load "glx"

EndSection

...

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Monitor0"

VendorName "Unknown"

ModelName "Unknown"

HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0

VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0

Option "DPMS"

EndSection



Section "Device"

Identifier "Device0"

Driver "nvidia"

VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

EndSection



Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"

Device "Device0"

Monitor "Monitor0"

DefaultDepth 24

SubSection "Display"

Depth 24

EndSubSection

EndSection




I've tried changing it to:

...

Section "Module"

Load "dbe"

Load "extmod"

Load "type1"

Load "freetype"

Load "glx"

EndSection

...

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Monitor0"

VendorName "Unknown"

ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster"

HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0

VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0

Option "DPMS"

EndSection



Section "Device"

Identifier "Device0"

Driver "nvidia"

VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"

BoardName "Quadro FX 5800"

BusID "PCI:5:0:0"

EndSection



Section "Screen"

Identifier "Screen0"

Device "Device0"

Monitor "Monitor0"

DefaultDepth 24

Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: 1680x1050 + 1680+0"

SubSection "Display"

Depth 24

EndSubSection

EndSection




Can anyone help me with this?



Thanks in advance.



Ruka

#1
Posted 03/19/2009 07:33 PM   
The display works now.
I think what I did was:
- remove all nvidia related drivers/modules
- uninstall glx
- connect the monitor to the bottom VGI

[url="http://www3.pny.com/QuadroPDFs/NVQFX4800-5800SDI_UG_v10.pdf"]http://www3.pny.com/QuadroPDFs/NVQFX4800-5800SDI_UG_v10.pdf[/url]
talks about a lot of this.
The display works now.

I think what I did was:

- remove all nvidia related drivers/modules

- uninstall glx

- connect the monitor to the bottom VGI



http://www3.pny.com/QuadroPDFs/NVQFX4800-5800SDI_UG_v10.pdf

talks about a lot of this.

#2
Posted 03/19/2009 11:56 PM   
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