Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: nvidia problem?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!

    nvidia problem?

    I just did a fresh install of 12.04 64bit checking both boxes, updates and 3rd party drivers, during the process. I get the customary mouse freezes on initial boot up and some error having to do with
    Code:
    usr/bin/jockey
    . In my research this morning they seem to be related to my nvidia graphics card
    Code:
    VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
    . I have read previously that there is an ongoing problem with nvidia. Some have gone so far as to recommend going with another card. Another thing, Displays under System Settings has my display as Goldstar 22" which it is not. However the resolution is correct.

    Just wanted to see what the brain trust here recommends before I proceed.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    8,284
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: nvidia problem?

    By ticking install third party software you also installed the Nvidia proprietary driver. This is the default arrangement from 12.04 onwards. This means that the Displays utility is not effective. It works best with the Nouveau open source driver. You should have a Nvidia settings utility. See what that says about your set up.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Aotearoha
    Beans
    2,661
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: nvidia problem?

    LG is Goldstar as much as they would like to deny it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: nvidia problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by BicyclerBoy View Post
    LG is Goldstar as much as they would like to deny it!
    You are correct BB! LG was formed from a late 90's merger of two Korean companies; Lucky and Goldstar. I do have a LG monitor.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: nvidia problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    By ticking install third party software you also installed the Nvidia proprietary driver. This is the default arrangement from 12.04 onwards. This means that the Displays utility is not effective. It works best with the Nouveau open source driver. You should have a Nvidia settings utility. See what that says about your set up.

    Regards.
    Interesting that the Nouveau driver is the one that I have activated on my system even after ticking the install 3rd party software. I wonder if installing the "recommended" nvidia drivers will clear up my video issues. FWIW, I reverted to version 29 (from version 32) of the kernel and had no kernel panics this morning.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Aotearoha
    Beans
    2,661
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: nvidia problem?

    nVidia driver install has a dependency on the current kernel headers package..

    Some people seem to have nvidia troubles lately with missing headers dependency or broken something..
    You could try:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    - this package always points to the match headers for your kernel..

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •