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    Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    Hy everyone
    I just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my machine, but i'm having problems right from the start.

    First of all, i can't open any browser or any program except options and terminal, or else my computer loggs off instantly.
    I read that the problem is the nvidia drivers, i'm having a msi 670 pe/oc graphics card, i tried to install the drivers with the following commands
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    that did nothing

    i tried also
    Code:
    
    
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    That messed up everything, i got just the desktop without the unity bar, i uninstalled and i'm currently searching for an answer.

    Also at first in overview, graphics was unkwnown, now after
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    it shows gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (llvm 0x301)

    Thanks
    Last edited by cr33p1; March 30th, 2013 at 01:52 AM.

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    What does it show when you go to the "additional drivers" tab of software & updates in settings? For me, it detected my Nvidia GTS 260 but the current driver didn't work properly. I had to try each of the other Nvidia drivers listed there until I found one that worked.
    Last edited by JLeon85; March 29th, 2013 at 02:20 AM.

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    Quote Originally Posted by JLeon85 View Post
    What does it show when you go to the "additional drivers" tab of software & updates in settings? For me, it detected my Nvidia GTS 260 but the current driver didn't work properly. I had to try each of the other Nvidia drivers listed there until I found one that worked.
    I did a fresh reinstal, at the software sources it shows now Nvidia Corporation :GK104[GeForce Gtx 670] but the problem persists, i get logg outs and error messages when i start any program.
    I tried changing the driver settings but all the other ones make the resolution to drop and the unity bar and top bar to dissapear, the one that is working (when i say working i mean it supports the native resolution and the unity barr is present) is the X.ORg X server but it's verry verry laggy

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    Please psot the results of:
    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA
    dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia
    Multi-Boot= Various flavours of Windows, Linux and Unix... Ubuntu user # 33563, Linux user # 533637
    Sticky: [all variants] Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot
    Boot Info Script courtesy of community member meierfra

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    Quote Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
    Please psot the results of:
    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA
    dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia
    Code:
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 670] [10de:1189] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Code:
    rc  nvidia-current                            304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1             amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    rc  nvidia-current-updates                    304.51-0ubuntu1                           amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    rc  nvidia-experimental-304                   304.48-0ubuntu1                           amd64        Experimental NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    rc  nvidia-experimental-310                   310.14-0ubuntu1                           amd64        Experimental NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
    ii  nvidia-settings                           304.51-0ubuntu2                           amd64        Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    Hint- You did not uninstall the first driver before installing the second...
    Multi-Boot= Various flavours of Windows, Linux and Unix... Ubuntu user # 33563, Linux user # 533637
    Sticky: [all variants] Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot
    Boot Info Script courtesy of community member meierfra

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    the results are from a clean install, i did not modiffied anything this time

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    And yet it shows multiple versions of drivers installed at the same time. You have the ppa installed right?

    First, make sure that everything is removed and cleaned up.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-current-updates
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-experimental-304
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-experimental-310
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-settings
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    You used to be able to do this with one global command, but apt-get doesn't take globals anymore...

    Update the cache and install your driver. You assumed right that the 670 is too new to be covered by the driver in main, so either use the driver in the ppa or straight from nvidia. I would say that the ppa would be easier for you to install.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Last edited by MAFoElffen; March 29th, 2013 at 05:19 PM.
    Multi-Boot= Various flavours of Windows, Linux and Unix... Ubuntu user # 33563, Linux user # 533637
    Sticky: [all variants] Graphics Resolution- Upgrade /Blank Screen after reboot
    Boot Info Script courtesy of community member meierfra

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    Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    bloody hell that worked
    no more freezing and no more log offs
    I'l keep it as unresolved until midnight, just in case.

    @MAFoElffen thank you very much

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