Ubuntu: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Proprietary Driver Problem



Question:

So i am attempting to install the proprietary driver for the FX 5200 & I keep getting this error message:

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com."  

So I checked the and was still confused to what the problem was:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'  creation time: Tue Sep 20 17:04:26 2016  installer version: 1.0.7    PATH: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/snap/bin    option status:    license pre-accepted               : false    update                             : false    force update                       : false    expert                             : false    uninstall                          : false    driver info                        : false    precompiled interfaces             : true    no ncurses color                   : false    query latest version               : false    OpenGL header files                : true    no questions                       : false    silent                             : false    no recursion                       : false    no backup                          : false    kernel module only                 : false    sanity                             : false    add this kernel                    : false    no runlevel check                  : false    no network                         : false    no ABI note                        : false    no RPMs                            : false    no kernel module                   : false    force SELinux                      : default    no X server check                  : false    no cc version check                : false    run distro scripts                 : true    no nouveau check                   : false    run nvidia-xconfig                 : false    sigwinch work around               : true    force tls                          : (not specified)    X install prefix                   : (not specified)    X library install path             : (not specified)    X module install path              : (not specified)    OpenGL install prefix              : (not specified)    OpenGL install libdir              : (not specified)    utility install prefix             : (not specified)    utility install libdir             : (not specified)    installer prefix                   : (not specified)    doc install prefix                 : (not specified)    kernel name                        : (not specified)    kernel include path                : (not specified)    kernel source path                 : (not specified)    kernel output path                 : (not specified)    kernel install path                : (not specified)    precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)    precompiled kernel interfaces url  : (not specified)    proc mount point                   : /proc    ui                                 : (not specified)    tmpdir                             : /tmp    ftp mirror                         : ftp://download.nvidia.com    RPM file list                      : (not specified)    selinux chcon type                 : (not specified)  

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface

-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists and appears to contain the process ID '781'     of a runnning X server.  ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.          For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER         in the README available on the Linux driver download page at         www.nvidia.com.  ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file         '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions         on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux         driver download page at www.nvidia.com.  

And also my computer hardware info:

    description: Mini Tower Computer      product: OptiPlex GX260      vendor: Dell Computer Corporation      serial: CM2PT21      width: 32 bits      capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp      configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=normal chassis=mini-tower cpus=1 power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-4D00-1032-8050-C3C04F543231    *-core         description: Motherboard         product: 00T606         vendor: Dell Computer Corp.         physical id: 0         serial: ..CN6986133V0C51.       *-firmware            description: BIOS            vendor: Dell Computer Corporation            physical id: 0            version: A09            date: 11/01/2004            size: 64KiB            capacity: 448KiB            capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb agp ls120boot biosbootspecification netboot       *-cpu            description: CPU            product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.26GHz            vendor: Intel Corp.            physical id: 400            bus info: cpu@0            version: 15.2.7            slot: Microprocessor            size: 2266MHz            capacity: 3060MHz            width: 32 bits            clock: 533MHz            capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr            configuration: id=0          *-cache:0               description: L1 cache               physical id: 700               size: 8KiB               capacity: 16KiB               capabilities: internal write-back data               configuration: level=1          *-cache:1               description: L2 cache               physical id: 701               size: 512KiB               capacity: 512KiB               capabilities: internal varies unified               configuration: level=2       *-memory            description: System Memory            physical id: 1000            slot: System board or motherboard            size: 1GiB            capacity: 1GiB          *-bank:0               description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns)               physical id: 0               slot: DIMM_A               size: 512MiB               width: 64 bits               clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)          *-bank:1               description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 266 MHz (3.8 ns)               physical id: 1               slot: DIMM_B               size: 512MiB               width: 64 bits               clock: 266MHz (3.8ns)       *-pci            description: Host bridge            product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface            vendor: Intel Corporation            physical id: 100            bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0            version: 01            width: 32 bits            clock: 33MHz            configuration: driver=agpgart-intel            resources: irq:0 memory:e0000000-efffffff          *-pci:0               description: PCI bridge               product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1               bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 66MHz               capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master               resources: memory:fc000000-fdffffff memory:f0000000-f7ffffff             *-display UNCLAIMED                  description: VGA compatible controller                  product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]                  vendor: NVIDIA Corporation                  physical id: 0                  bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0                  version: a1                  width: 32 bits                  clock: 66MHz                  capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list                  configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5                  resources: memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:fd000000-fd01ffff          *-usb:0               description: USB controller               product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1d               bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: uhci bus_master               configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0               resources: irq:16 ioport:ff80(size=32)             *-usbhost                  product: UHCI Host Controller                  vendor: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic uhci_hcd                  physical id: 1                  bus info: usb@2                  logical name: usb2                  version: 4.04                  capabilities: usb-1.10                  configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s          *-usb:1               description: USB controller               product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1d.1               bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: uhci bus_master               configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0               resources: irq:19 ioport:ff60(size=32)             *-usbhost                  product: UHCI Host Controller                  vendor: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic uhci_hcd                  physical id: 1                  bus info: usb@3                  logical name: usb3                  version: 4.04                  capabilities: usb-1.10                  configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s                *-usb                     description: Mouse                     product: Dynex 5-Button Wired Optical Mouse                     vendor: Primax Electronics, Ltd                     physical id: 2                     bus info: usb@3:2                     version: 1.00                     capabilities: usb-2.00                     configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=2Mbit/s          *-usb:2               description: USB controller               product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1d.2               bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: uhci bus_master               configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0               resources: irq:18 ioport:ff40(size=32)             *-usbhost                  product: UHCI Host Controller                  vendor: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic uhci_hcd                  physical id: 1                  bus info: usb@4                  logical name: usb4                  version: 4.04                  capabilities: usb-1.10                  configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12Mbit/s          *-usb:3               description: USB controller               product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1d.7               bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list               configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=0               resources: irq:23 memory:fe300800-fe300bff             *-usbhost                  product: EHCI Host Controller                  vendor: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic ehci_hcd                  physical id: 1                  bus info: usb@1                  logical name: usb1                  version: 4.04                  capabilities: usb-2.00                  configuration: driver=hub slots=6 speed=480Mbit/s                *-usb                     description: Wireless interface                     product: SAMSUNG_Android                     vendor: SAMSUNG                     physical id: 1                     bus info: usb@1:1                     version: 99.99                     serial: 47900aebffe0d000                     capabilities: usb-2.00                     configuration: driver=rndis_host maxpower=2mA speed=480Mbit/s          *-pci:1               description: PCI bridge               product: 82801 PCI Bridge               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1e               bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0               version: 81               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master               resources: ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fe100000-fe2fffff             *-network                  description: Ethernet interface                  product: 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller                  vendor: Intel Corporation                  physical id: c                  bus info: pci@0000:02:0c.0                  logical name: enp2s12                  version: 02                  serial: 00:0b:db:63:ec:21                  capacity: 1Gbit/s                  width: 32 bits                  clock: 66MHz                  capabilities: pm pcix msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation                  configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000 driverversion=7.3.21-k8-NAPI latency=64 link=no mingnt=255 multicast=yes port=twisted pair                  resources: irq:18 memory:fe1e0000-fe1fffff ioport:ecc0(size=64)          *-isa               description: ISA bridge               product: 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1f               bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: isa bus_master               configuration: driver=lpc_ich latency=0               resources: irq:0          *-ide               description: IDE interface               product: 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1f.1               bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: ide bus_master               configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0               resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16) memory:c0000000-c00003ff          *-serial UNCLAIMED               description: SMBus               product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1f.3               bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               configuration: latency=0               resources: ioport:dc80(size=32)          *-multimedia               description: Multimedia audio controller               product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller               vendor: Intel Corporation               physical id: 1f.5               bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5               version: 01               width: 32 bits               clock: 33MHz               capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list               configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0               resources: irq:17 ioport:d800(size=256) ioport:dc40(size=64) memory:fe300400-fe3005ff memory:fe300000-fe3000ff       *-scsi:0            physical id: 1            logical name: scsi0            capabilities: emulated          *-disk               description: ATA Disk               product: ST3100011A               vendor: Seagate               physical id: 0.0.0               bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0               logical name: /dev/sda               version: 3.02               serial: 4LH0B85H               size: 93GiB (100GB)               capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos               configuration: ansiversion=5 logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=f699ccdf             *-volume:0                  description: EXT4 volume                  vendor: Linux                  physical id: 1                  bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1                  logical name: /dev/sda1                  logical name: /                  version: 1.0                  serial: a05b0ac0-6fc5-4eff-8bdd-4fac6204a8f7                  size: 92GiB                  capacity: 92GiB                  capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized                  configuration: created=2016-09-17 16:43:44 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2016-09-20 17:06:09 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2016-09-20 17:06:20 state=mounted             *-volume:1                  description: Extended partition                  physical id: 2                  bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2                  logical name: /dev/sda2                  size: 1021MiB                  capacity: 1021MiB                  capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended                *-logicalvolume                     description: Linux swap / Solaris partition                     physical id: 5                     logical name: /dev/sda5                     capacity: 1021MiB                     capabilities: nofs       *-scsi:1            physical id: 2            logical name: scsi1            capabilities: emulated          *-cdrom               description: DVD reader               product: RW/DVD GCC-4482B               vendor: HL-DT-ST               physical id: 0.0.0               bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0               logical name: /dev/cdrom               logical name: /dev/cdrw               logical name: /dev/dvd               logical name: /dev/sr0               version: 1.00               capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd               configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc    *-network         description: Ethernet interface         physical id: 1         logical name: enp0s29f7u1         serial: 06:a0:a9:49:a6:8f         capabilities: ethernet physical         configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rndis_host driverversion=22-Aug-2005 firmware=RNDIS device ip=192.168.42.243 link=yes multicast=yes -  


Solution:1

Don't use the installer from the website. It requires you to kill the X server (the GUI basically) and run everything from the terminal. You also need to uninstall nouveau (the generic driver for NVIDIA on Ubuntu), which is a pain.

Instead, it's better to just open the Additional Drivers app and select one of the proprietary options there. For more choices, add this PPA:

ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa  

using

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa  sudo apt-get update  

(options for this will show up as open-source, although they are not)

For more details: Graphics issues after/while installing Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 with NVIDIA graphics


Solution:2

FX 5200 is very old and no longer supported in the newer Nvidia drivers. According to Nvidia the support ended after version 177. This version is no longer available either at Ubuntu's main repository or at the recommended PPA in another answer.

Given the old age of that hardware there's really no point in installing proprietary drivers. The open source nouveau already in use is enough to make it work the best it can with a current Linux OS.


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