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    Problem with graphic drivers...

    Hi all, I tried installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 and after I restarted Unity was gone and all I could see was desktop shortcuts, no Conky or anything else. I then ran the nvidia-xconfig and it said to restart the server so I ran

    Code:
    sudo service lightdm restart
    and I got impatient and went to a new screen (ctrl+alt+F1) and logged in as root and ran

    Code:
    startx
    I then rebooted and now it can't get it to open in my normal 1366x768 resolution. It is in 640x480 I beleive.

    Please help me learn what I have done wrong and hwo to fix it. Was it because I ran startx as root? Anyway I uninstalled the Nvidia driver with

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-current
    and it didn't fix it. Please help!!
    Last edited by Lateralus138; May 3rd, 2013 at 07:35 PM.
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    First tell us what Nvidia video card your Using.
    if your not sure type the following in a terminal
    without the quotes "lspci"
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Yeah sorry, should've have known to put that. It's just an onboard chip: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset (Gm45 on the Toshiba Satellite m505-s4940).
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    if it's intel it would not use Nvidia driver.

    why did you install nvidia?
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Lateralus138; Hi ...

    Intel !== Nvidia graphics card.. Let us make sure we are on the right page;
    Post the output of these terminal codes to see your graphics card and info:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga

    good place to start
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    Lateralus138; Hi ...

    Intel !== Nvidia graphics card.. Let us make sure we are on the right page;
    Post the output of these terminal codes to see your graphics card and info:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga

    good place to start


    *-display:0
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:45 memory:fd800000-fdbfffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:a400(size=8)
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
    version: 09
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:fdc00000-fdcfffff
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff40]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
    Last edited by Lateralus138; May 3rd, 2013 at 07:09 PM.
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus138 View Post
    Intel=Nvidia
    AMD=ATI
    That's not even remotely true. AMD bought Ati, but Intel has nothing to do with Nvidia.
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Hello!

    Intel = Intel
    Nvidia = Nvidia
    AMD/ATI = AMD/ATI

    According to your output, the i915 driver module is loaded and in use. That is the Intel driver.

    Installing the Nvidia driver and attempting to make adjustments through Nvidia's GUI may have created an xorg.conf file that is now interfering.

    Check to see if /etc/X11/xorg.conf exists. If so, rename it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BAK and try rebooting.


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    Last edited by QIII; May 3rd, 2013 at 07:17 PM.

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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    Quote Originally Posted by CatKiller View Post
    That's not even remotely true. AMD bought Ati, but Intel has nothing to do with Nvidia.

    Thanks for the info. That means for almost 15 years I have been misled by endless articles and conversations with fellow COD/RTCW texture builders about the war between Intel/Nvidia and AMD/ATI. Although every system I have seen if it is Intel it usually has Nvidia and if it is AMD it has ATI, with a few exceptions of custom built machines. Maybe one is more often compatible with one than the other?





    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Hello!

    Intel = Intel
    Nvidia = Nvidia
    AMD/ATI = AMD/ATI

    According to your output, the i915 driver module is loaded and in use. That is the Intel driver.

    Installing the Nvidia driver and attempting to make adjustments through Nvidia's GUI may have created an xorg.conf file that is now interfering.

    Check to see if /etc/X11/xorg.conf exists. If so, rename it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BAK and try rebooting.


    Regards
    I had thought about that, but forgot the path, will go delete it now....
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    Re: Problem with graphic drivers...

    By Intel/Nvidia, the authors probably meant that the two corporations, Intel and Nvidia, compete against ATI - which was formerly an independent corporation and is now owned by AMD and often referred to as AMD/ATI to differentiate it from the former ATI.

    Intel, Nvidia and AMD/ATI all produce graphics controllers.
    Last edited by QIII; May 3rd, 2013 at 07:32 PM.

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