perhaps somebody could help me with the following problem:
I just cannot get the nvidia driver to work. The card - GeForce 8400 GS - is on nvidia’s list of supported devices. I have tried to install it from the nvidia repository as well as with the nvidia installer. I tried several versions of the driver and kernel versions, even performed Debian and Ubuntu installations for testing purposes, the problem stays the same.
After installing the driver (without problems) I did
$ sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
to activate the new driver and configure X. The screen gets black and the machine is not responding any more. After rebooting I can access another console via Ctrl + Alt + Fx. Nvidia module is not loaded and any attempt to modprobe results in the following error:
nvidia: Unknown symbol
This is also what
$ dmesg | grep nvidia
Just in case, here’s the lspci output for the card:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400 GS (rev a1)
Since searching the web to find a solution for this problem was fruitless, I would be thankful for any hint!