Re: Ubuntu slow after nVidia update
The problem with the nvidia-current 295.40 update with 7xxx & 8xxx series nvidia cards is very widespread and acknowledged by Nvidia as due a bug in an important security patch.
In the Ubuntu +1 Precise pangolin Forum there are even more reports of nvidia driver update problems: "Re: 12.04 -- April 14/15 Updates Nvidia Regression" http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1959416
There are also multiple queries in Nvidia NVnews FAQ's: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/sear...archid=4590215
The symptoms are widely varied, and the treatment varies too. for some 295.33 is OK for others even 290.10 does not work.
What is important is to clear out remove --purge the remnants of any previous drivers and ensure the new or re-installation is to the correct kernal headers.
I have one computer running 295.33 without problems, and another had to regress to 290.10. But really weird is that a version of 11.10 on a USB stick runs both machines OK, even though it has 295.40 installed on it!!
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!