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Sunday, 29 March 2009

In the forums -- Dell Studio XPS 13 and Linux

[ubuntu] Installation of the nvidia drivers - Page 2 - Ubuntu Forums
Finally I managed to make it work, thanks to all the help i got.
So to resume everything that one must to make the nvidia drivers work for Linux 8.10 on a Studio XPS 13:

1.Exit the GUI, type: "Ctrl+Alt+F1"
( to return press Ctrl+Alt+F7)

2. $ sudo killall gdm
(to stop the GUI)

3. $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-180 modaliases
(this will download the driver from internet, and since I'm not sure how to connect with wifi, use ethernet)

4. $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180
(this will install the driver, just enter y when it is asked)

5. When the install is finished:
$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
(there will be an error, doesn't matter)
Type in the same command again
(this time it will work)

6. $ sudo reboot
(restarts the computer)

7.At this point it will give the error, 'no screens'
enter your username and password then:

$ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(this will edit the xserver configuration page)

8.Go down to "Section Device"
And add a the very end the line:
BusID "PCI:03:00:0"
(remember this is for the studio xps 13)

9.Quit the editor with:

10. reboot the computer once more and tadaaa, it works

I spent such a time to make this work, I was very happy when it finally worked, thanks alot for the help from everybody.

P.S If this doesn't work just reboot the computer choose the restricted partition, and just do do "Repair X"


4 out of 12 so far, so please keep sending your info:

01 Linux and Sony Vaio Z-series (intel/nvidia)
02 Linux and Fujitsu Siemens Amilo XI 3650 (intel/nvidia)
03 Linux and BenQ Joybook S42 (intel/nvidia)
04 Linux and ASUS N10J (intel/nvidia)
05 Linux and Dell Studio XPS 13 (nvidia/nvidia)
06 Linux and MSI EX630 (nvidia/nvidia)
07 Linux and Lenovo ThinkPad T500 (intel/ati)
08 Linux and Lenovo ThinkPad T400 (intel/ati)
09 Linux and ASUS M51Ta (intel/ati)
10 Linux and Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650 (intel/ati)
11 Linux and MSI PX211 12'' (intel/ati)
12 Linux and HP Pavilion tx2500 (intel/ati)

DSDT is an acronym for Differentiated System Description Table. This table contains the Differentiated Definition Block, which supplies the information and configuration information about the base system. It is always inserted into the ACPI Namespace by the OS at boot time.

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