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    [Solved] Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Sorry for the title but somehow everything got screwed after driver installation on 12.10.
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    Last edited by Juniorr; February 23rd, 2013 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: WTF happened?

    Something broke the window manager.

    I see you've got some terminals open. What happens if you run

    Code:
    compiz --replace
    and

    Code:
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    ?

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    Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Do you have the kernel headers to match your kernel version installed ?

    If I recall, they may not be installed by default in 12.10.

    PS. Thread title changed to reflect subject.

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    I did
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
    and it got back to normal, with nouveau drivers. Then I tried once more installing the 310 experimental driver and got a resolution of 640x480. Once again tried to purge nvidia and now I can't change my monitor resolution hehehe

    @MG&TL: Output said "OK" in green to everything.

    @howefield: I have no idea what you're talking about

    I will do a fresh install, can you give me tips so this situation doesn't happen again?

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniorr View Post
    @howefield: I have no idea what you're talking about
    I just booted into 12.10 to get the same issue

    Having updated to a newer kernel, without the appropriate headers but a simple matter of installing them sorted it.

    Don't know if I have caught you before you reinstall or not,..

    Once installed and fully updated open a terminal and type

    Code:
    uname -a
    to get the kernel version that you are using. In the attached screenshot you can see that I have

    Code:
    3.5.0-24-generic
    I use synaptic package manager so after loading it I'll search for 3.5.0-24 and install linux-headers-3.5.0-24-generic, then install the nvidia drivers and you should be good.

    This may well be the case every time you update the kernel, you'll need to update the appropriate headers.
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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    I guess this is the current bug on, possibly 12.10 will EOL before anything resolved
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...s/+bug/1068341

    Noted near top of quantal issues sticky
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...69&postcount=3

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Incorrect resolution and glx errors... this also happens when a user tries to install the nvidia driver on an Optimus laptop.

    @OP: give output of:
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i VGA

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    @howefield: Mine's 3.5.0-25, so can I just install the headers on Software Center?

    @mac4man: Would that command install the appropriate headers for my current kernel?

    @temujin: I have a fresh install of 12.10, what does that command do and how does it affect on a install with no proprietary drivers?

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniorr View Post
    @howefield: Mine's 3.5.0-25, so can I just install the headers on Software Center?
    I don't use the Software Centre, so not sure on that, but you can open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-25-generic
    If they are already installed it will tell you, if not it will install them plus any dependencies.

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    Re: Problem installing nvidia drivers - 12.10

    Yes, it said 13.1MB needed to be downloaded. I'll do it, and then install the driver. Do I need to reboot after these headers install?

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