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    Exclamation Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not show when I install nvidia drivers

    Desktop does not shows after I installed nvidia experimental drivers. I tried nvidia simple proprietary drivers, and they did not work either.

    Here is how it looks. This is not cropped or any thing. This is how it looks, after the installation of the drivers the desktop resolution decreased from 1440X900 to 1024X768

    http://i.imgur.com/0vi72.png

    The desktop only shows desh and panels when I use the open source drivers.

    Is there any way to fix this so I can get better performance??

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Chelidze; October 18th, 2012 at 07:52 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    The exact same thing is happening with my installation even when using the recommended proprietary drivers.

    I currently am using a nvidia gts 450.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Same here (GT320). I can't find anything in dmesg that might be useful. I can still open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T and start other apps, but since unity doesn't start properly, windows have no borders.

    Also, running nvidia-xconfig cause the resolution to go even lower.
    Currently I tried nvidia-current and nvidia-experimental-304.

    Code:
    lisiano@Lisiano-Ubuntu:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nvidiafb               45561  0 
    fb_ddc                 12525  1 nvidiafb
    i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 nvidiafb
    vgastate               21001  1 nvidiafb
    bnep                   18140  2 
    rfcomm                 46619  0 
    bluetooth             209199  10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc             32688  0 
    ppdev                  17073  0 
    vesafb                 13797  1 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32007  4 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    77876  1 
    kvm_amd                55604  0 
    kvm                   414070  1 kvm_amd
    psmouse                95552  0 
    microcode              22803  0 
    edac_core              52451  0 
    snd_usb_audio         130279  1 
    snd_usbmidi_lib        24953  1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    edac_mce_amd           23303  0 
    serio_raw              13215  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    k10temp                13126  0 
    snd_seq                61521  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_rawmidi            30512  2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi
    usblp                  18140  0 
    snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    snd_hda_intel          33491  5 
    snd_hda_codec         134212  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13602  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                96580  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    video                  19335  0 
    gspca_sonixj           33232  0 
    gspca_main             28322  1 gspca_sonixj
    snd_timer              29425  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    wmi                    19070  0 
    videodev              120309  1 gspca_main
    mac_hid                13205  0 
    snd                    78734  24 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore              15047  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2            13013  0 
    lp                     17759  0 
    parport                46345  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    hid_generic            12493  0 
    uas                    17844  0 
    usbhid                 46947  0 
    hid                   100366  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    usb_storage            48838  0 
    firewire_ohci          40401  0 
    firewire_core          64368  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
    forcedeth              67156  0 
    lisiano@Lisiano-Ubuntu:~$
    Note: The nvidiafb module was modprobed by me, it made the VT bearable but X is still not using the driver (EDIT: Scratch that, did nothing)
    I'll go and try to probe the driver, if I find it.

    EDIT: Okay... This is... Weird. I can't find the kernel module. Like it's not even present in the system. Guh. Poking around in packages, here I come.
    Last edited by Lisiano; October 18th, 2012 at 08:51 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
    "Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Really? REALLY? Package maintainers. Why the heck did you forget to add linux-headers-generic as a dependency!? (EDIT: Nvm, it is actually a dependency, why the heck didn't it get pulled during installation then...)

    Guh.

    Anyway, to fix this "bug", you will need to install this linux-headers-generic. After that, revert to nouveau (If you didn't already) and install whatever driver you wanted to use.

    Or if you are too lazy to revert first, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type in the following:

    This if you have nvidia-current (proprietary,tested)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
    This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
    Then after a reboot, all will be dandy.
    Last edited by Lisiano; October 18th, 2012 at 09:23 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Linus Torvalds
    "Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisiano View Post
    Really? REALLY? Package maintainers. Why the heck did you forget to add linux-headers-generic as a dependency!? (EDIT: Nvm, it is actually a dependency, why the heck didn't it get pulled during installation then...)

    Guh.

    Anyway, to fix this "bug", you will need to install this linux-headers-generic. After that, revert to nouveau (If you didn't already) and install whatever driver you wanted to use.

    Or if you are too lazy to revert first, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type in the following:

    This if you have nvidia-current (proprietary,tested)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
    This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
    Then after a reboot, all will be dandy.
    wow thank you for the fix

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisiano View Post
    Really? REALLY? Package maintainers. Why the heck did you forget to add linux-headers-generic as a dependency!? (EDIT: Nvm, it is actually a dependency, why the heck didn't it get pulled during installation then...)

    Guh.

    Anyway, to fix this "bug", you will need to install this linux-headers-generic. After that, revert to nouveau (If you didn't already) and install whatever driver you wanted to use.

    Or if you are too lazy to revert first, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type in the following:

    This if you have nvidia-current (proprietary,tested)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
    This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
    Then after a reboot, all will be dandy.
    How the hell did that happen? *facepalm*
    Working now, that's for pointing that out.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisiano View Post
    Really? REALLY? Package maintainers. Why the heck did you forget to add linux-headers-generic as a dependency!? (EDIT: Nvm, it is actually a dependency, why the heck didn't it get pulled during installation then...)

    Guh.

    Anyway, to fix this "bug", you will need to install this linux-headers-generic. After that, revert to nouveau (If you didn't already) and install whatever driver you wanted to use.

    Or if you are too lazy to revert first, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type in the following:

    This if you have nvidia-current (proprietary,tested)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
    This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
    Then after a reboot, all will be dandy.
    Thank you!!

    Bug #1068942 has been reported.

    Duplicate of Bug #1068341
    Last edited by pjman; October 20th, 2012 at 05:08 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    It didn't work for me to install nvidia-current... What could have happened?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisiano View Post
    Really? REALLY? Package maintainers. Why the heck did you forget to add linux-headers-generic as a dependency!? (EDIT: Nvm, it is actually a dependency, why the heck didn't it get pulled during installation then...)

    Guh.

    Anyway, to fix this "bug", you will need to install this linux-headers-generic. After that, revert to nouveau (If you didn't already) and install whatever driver you wanted to use.

    Or if you are too lazy to revert first, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type in the following:

    This if you have nvidia-current (proprietary,tested)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    This if you have nvidia-current-updates (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current-updates
    This if you have nvidia-experimental-304 (proprietary)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-experimental-304
    Then after a reboot, all will be dandy.
    Thanks worked for me , can't believe this actually got through, never going to entice new users with show stoppers like thus

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop does not shows when i installed nvidia drivers!

    I have on board intel graphics accelerator...
    which driver is suitable in my case?
    I tried installing nvidia-current and then running
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    I still get an error that says system is running in low graphics mode.

    I still get the old desktop but no launcher or top bar

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