View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia Driver (96) errors after Upgrade to Lucid

May 8th, 2010, 03:10 AM
I want to use my video card, but after upgrade i got this message:

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.

any help, i've been searching around, and many people got this same problem

any help please, will be apreciaTED, after running from terminal I got this

rey@rey-desktop:~$ sudo nvidia-xconfig
[sudo] password for rey:

Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

Please help!!!!

May 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I had the same issue, and did the following:

Remove all packages pertaining to nVidia drivers.
Move the X11 configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) somewhere out of the way.
Restart the machine - this will give you a basic X setup with no nVidia drivers, but it will still work.
In the Gnome Control Center, select Hardware Drivers.
It should recommend the nVidia 96 drivers for you. Install them, and everything should be peachy.

Hope this helps,