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    Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Well, I installed the xswat PPA in Quantal and the latest driver 304.43 which just came out yesterday and is now in the xswat repository.
    So, I figured I could install it in Precise as well. WRONG.

    I installed the PPA and Key and then the nvidia-current module which was the 304.43 driver.
    Rebooted and had a black screen. Luckily I multi-boot so I was able to look at some things.
    I had nvidia-current-upgrades installed version 295.49 before this.
    Rebooted and got into recovery mode. Had to select Network first, then root shell.
    I entered sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current and when it was removed, I entered sudo reboot.
    I booted back into Precise and 295.49 was still there!

    Definitely did not want to have to do another clean install and am happy I got Precise back.

    Not sure if I did anything wrong. Maybe I was supposed to purge nvidia-current-updates or purge nvidia* before installing nvidia-current.
    But, that may have resulted in requiring a clean install.

    Anyway I am throwing this out there in case any one else has the same issue.
    In Precise, I am staying away from the xswat ppa.
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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    you need to make your choice of nvidia-current-updates or nvidia-current, not both indeed.

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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    you need to make your choice of nvidia-current-updates or nvidia-current, not both indeed.
    So, what exactly should I have done differently?
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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Just in case, feel free to give a try using my script and let me know if it works for you

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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    D'oh! I removed nvidia-current-updates via Synaptic and installed nvidia current. Wondered why conky didn't display GPU version 304.43 or the temperature.

    Removed and re-installed nvidia-settings and problem solved.
    You were correct dino99. Just figured by installing one it would remove the other.
    You live and learn...

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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Hi!, Cavsfan,

    On my computer nvidia 304.43, downloaded from nvidia.com runs sweetly on Precise, both 12.04 & 12.0-4.1 but not when downloaded from XSwat as nvidia-current.

    But then I have never found the Xswat drivers work on my set-up since the 295.40 catastrophe, so I dont trust it.

    Running nvidia-installer -f, or sh NVIDIA.xx.xx.xxx.run -f does un-install any existing nvidia driver - or tries to - whereas with nvidia-current you have to deactivate or remove --purge the previous version - whatever its name - before installing another, whether from a PPA, with Additional Drivers, or Synaptic.

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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bogan View Post
    Hi!, Cavsfan,

    On my computer nvidia 304.43, downloaded from nvidia.com runs sweetly on Precise, both 12.04 & 12.0-4.1 but not when downloaded from XSwat as nvidia-current.

    But then I have never found the Xswat drivers work on my set-up since the 295.40 catastrophe, so I dont trust it.

    Running nvidia-installer -f, or sh NVIDIA.xx.xx.xxx.run -f does un-install any existing nvidia driver - or tries to - whereas with nvidia-current you have to deactivate or remove --purge the previous version - whatever its name - before installing another, whether from a PPA, with Additional Drivers, or Synaptic.

    Chao!, bogan.
    Thanks bogan!
    I'm just going to stick with the nvidia-current that is in the repositories. I borked a couple of partitions and have
    spent the last couple of days re-installing Precise and Quantal. I tried using the xswat ppa in Precise and ended up
    installing it again. Precise sure is slow until you get that nvidia-current driver loaded!
    So I guess I too am not going to mess with the xswat ppa any more.
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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Paneas View Post
    Just in case, feel free to give a try using my script and let me know if it works for you
    How can I do that without GUI, just tty interface???

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    Re: Precise xswat nvidia driver 304.43 big problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Joherrer View Post
    How can I do that without GUI, just tty interface???
    This thread is solved. You should open up a new thread as you will probably get more attention that way.
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