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    Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Hi,

    I installed the 64bit-PC daily image from 2012-10-11 (release candidate according to the release schedule) and I can't get my graphics to work properly.

    Computer Specification:
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev1
    Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX560 (GF114)
    Screen: Samsung BX2431 (1920x1080)

    During installation, and when I first boot up, my screen is stuck at 1366x768 resolution. I thought I would try to install proprietary drivers to fix this. After installing them though, I am stuck at 1280x1024 and unity no longer starts. I can right click and make a new folder, or change my background, but none of the windows have any borders.

    Under System Overview my graphics are listed as:
    VESA: GF104B Board - 10410050

    It was working fine on ubuntu 12.04.

    Any ideas on what I can do? Is nVIDIA still supported in ubuntu?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by waspinator; October 12th, 2012 at 09:36 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator
    that should get the borders back
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig;sudo reboot
    should get the driver working
    i am using xubuntu 12.10 with nvidia and so is my mom
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator
    that should get the borders back
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig;sudo reboot
    should get the driver working
    i am using xubuntu 12.10 with nvidia and so is my mom
    Hmm. gtk-window-decorator says it's already running. Using the --replace option causes it to crash.

    I tried the nvidia-xconfig, and reboot, but now it's stuck at 640x480 and gives me an error:

    Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors
    none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes.

    I'm going to try ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 32bit and see if that helps.


    edit: even worse

    beta 2 32bit won't even boot into live mode. It just gives black/white horizontal stripes.

    edit2: I can boot using the nomodset option. (should be labeled "Safe Graphics Mode" or something)

    Trying to install again.
    Last edited by waspinator; October 12th, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current;sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    ok, solved. After installing ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 32bit and using the nomodeset option (hold shift to show grub, press e on ubuntu, and add nomodeset before quite boot) I got it to install. After booting the first time I went into software source, and installed the nvidia driver. After another reboot I got full resolution.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    In my case installing the nvidia-current driver in the end failed because it couldn´t compile the module.

    So the problem was solved by installing the kernel headers and then reinstalling the driver:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    It is not a case of Ubuntu supporting Nvidia but of Nvidia supporting Linux with drivers that are not buggy.

    I stopped using Nvidia drivers a few weeks ago then things seemed to be fixed so I went back to it. Then this happened

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2067033

    I am using the Nouveau driver. I do not know if this issue has been fixed.

    If you go to System Settings>Software Sources you will see a tab for Additional Drivers. It will let you activate another version of the Nvidia driver or the Nouveau driver.

    Regards.
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