Re: Nvidia drivers causing too many headaches
Several Posts report trouble with 12.10 installs due to the correct linux header files not being available for the nvidia driver to create the necessary kernal module.
Run the following; if it reports 'linux-headers-generic is already the latest version', then this is not the cause of your problem.
If it installs the file, purge and re-install the nvidia driver.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
Substitute for 'nvidia-current', "nvidia-experimental-304" or whatever package you want.
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
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