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    [SOLVED] Nvidia drivers now not working

    Hi. Running 8.04.1. I have onboard Nvidia graphics, and they were working with the "proprietary drivers" just fine, including all effects compiz. I am trying to install Wine and a recording app Reaper and am following this guide: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=16786

    After installing everything on the Linux side, I restarted for the changes to take effect. When I restarted, the graphics are back to 800x600, and the Nvidia drivers do not appear in the "Hardware Drivers" section. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?

    Thanks

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Have you also updated your system with a new kernel? The last one I had was on 15 July, but if you do not update regularly it might have arrived with you later than that. If this is the case, you will need to reinstall the nvidia driver again. It is needed every time there is a kernel update/upgrade, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Well, I just installed 8.04.1 like two days ago, does that change anything?

    Also, would any of the changes in the guide I am using affect graphics perhaps? How do I upgrade the kernel? (will search)

    And how do I REINSTALL the nvidia driver when it does not appear in the Hardware drivers list?

    Thanks again

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    You could try and install it in Envy
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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Quote Originally Posted by sumpm1 View Post
    Well, I just installed 8.04.1 like two days ago, does that change anything?

    Also, would any of the changes in the guide I am using affect graphics perhaps? How do I upgrade the kernel? (will search)

    And how do I REINSTALL the nvidia driver when it does not appear in the Hardware drivers list?

    Thanks again
    Take a look at the Ubuntu video card setup guide here and make note of the changes (and links) with hardy and xorg 7.3.
    Alternate (psychocats.net) Ubuntu info resource

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Yeah. EnvyNG is simple and convenient. I'd really suggest you to use it to save the hassle of installing the drivers yourself.

    The link is here...
    http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Quote Originally Posted by sumpm1 View Post
    Well, I just installed 8.04.1 like two days ago, does that change anything?

    Also, would any of the changes in the guide I am using affect graphics perhaps? How do I upgrade the kernel? (will search)

    And how do I REINSTALL the nvidia driver when it does not appear in the Hardware drivers list?

    Thanks again
    1. sudo apt-get remove nvidia* (will also remove any other restricted modules (e.g.-madwifi), so watch out)
    2. sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk
    3. enable the proposed repositories
    4. sudo apt-get update
    5. sudo envyng -g
    6. Select Nvidia on the left side, now click on Install the Nvidia driver (Manual Selection of the Driver), select 173, and finally click Apply.
    7. Once the installation is completed, reboot and you will once again have a crisp screen.

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    I installed envyng in the synaptic package manager. I ran it and just had it detect my hardware. I am now stuck in 640x480. I am a total newb to Linux.

    I want to know why the Nvidia "restricted drivers" don't appear in the "hardware drivers" list anymore? How can I get those drivers back, cause I can't hardly see the sreen at 640x480 lol!

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Did you select the Nvidia driver or the ATI driver in Envy ?

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    Re: Nvidia drivers now not working

    Of course I selected the Nvidia driver! I tried Envy 3 times and still was stuck at 640x480. I used Envy to remove the Nvidia drivers just to get back to 800x600 so I could see! Like I said, I am newb, and know very little about kernels and such. I belive the tutorial I did updated the kernel to realtime kernel, could this be the problem? And how can I check my kernel? How do I know if there is a Nvidia driver for that kernel?

    Thanks

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