After installing Ubuntu 12.10 x32 as a second OS alongside Windows 7 x64, everything worked fine... until my attempt to update my NVIDIA drivers.
Note that everything worked fine, with no lag or resolution issues.
I decided to update my drivers after checking Software Sources > Additional Drivers and saw that I had no proprietary drivers in use.
Similarly, under System Settings > Details > Graphics I saw that my driver was labelled as “Unknown” (and “Experience” as “Standard”).
After a quick search I found this: http://techhamlet.com/2012/11/instal...-ubuntu-12-10/ and followed the steps.
First, I entered the following three commands in the terminal:
...I rebooted, logged-in and Unity didn't appear, just my wallpaper with the sole ability to use the right-click context menu.sudo apt-get install linux-source
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
Here is what I did in order to solve my problem:
... I deliberately ignored the last suggested command (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current)sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current-updates
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Problem solved, cool, now could anyone tell me what happened?
How come my driver is unknown yet works perfectly well?