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BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 12:15 AM
The system runs fine,
Some online videos and Wow are fine, but can get jumpy. I was wondering if video drivers are the issue. All Runs normal and smooth Win7 so I know my hardware can handle it.

In my additional Drivers There are 4 entires:
Nvidia Accelerated Graphics Drivers (Current, 173, Version current-updates and version 173-updates)
The last 2 post relese.

Should I update or not?

NikTh
October 5th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Hi ,

can you open a terminal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[t] and give the results of these commands ?

jockey-text --list
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vgaThanks

robtygart
October 5th, 2012, 12:23 AM
The system runs fine,
Some online videos and Wow are fine, but can get jumpy. I was wondering if video drivers are the issue. All Runs normal and smooth Win7 so I know my hardware can handle it.

In my additional Drivers There are 4 entires:
Nvidia Accelerated Graphics Drivers (Current, 173, Version current-updates and version 173-updates)
The last 2 post relese.

Should I update or not?

You need to install nvidia-current.

BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 12:44 AM
NikTh



buzz@Mobile-Horse:~$ jockey-text --list
ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for AppIndicator3
xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
xorg:nvidia_173_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
buzz@Mobile-Horse:~$




buzz@Mobile-Horse:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200M G] [10de:0845] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:360a]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau

NikTh
October 5th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Try these commands


sudo apt-get install nvidia-173


sudo nvidia-xconfig

Reboot your PC and let me know if your problem solved.

Thanks

BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 01:17 AM
Kubuntu is not usable. (booted to Win7)

It boots and comes to the desktop.
Then it's stalled/super slow, Clicking on the app launcher will take 30+ seconds, a couple of minutes to load browser then you can't do anything.

It simply hated what I did.

How can it be rolled back?

NikTh
October 5th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Kubuntu is not usable. (booted to Win7)

It boots and comes to the desktop.
Then it's stalled/super slow, Clicking on the app launcher will take 30+ seconds, a couple of minutes to load browser then you can't do anything.

It simply hated what I did.

How can it be rolled back?

Of course , If you couldn't I wouldn't give the commands .

Open a terminal (konsole) and give these commands now


sudo apt-get purge nvidia-173
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.confand reboot.

You can try another driver if you want , this driver is not listed by jockey (additional drivers) . It is the driver that robtygart (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=58062) said . nvidia-current.

If you want to give it a shot , then give these commands

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo nvidia-xconfigReboot
Thanks

BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 01:57 AM
That took a bit to remove. Heh.

Here's the last one out asked.


nvidia-current:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 295.40-0ubuntu1.1
Version table:
295.40-0ubuntu1.1 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages
295.40-0ubuntu1 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/restricted amd64 Packages

NikTh
October 5th, 2012, 09:20 AM
Hi ,

I edited my post , thought you will see it .

Yes , I know that nvidia-current exists , Of course I don't know if it will work with your hardware , but you can test it like before.


sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo nvidia-xconfigreboot your PC and see if working better.

IF NOT , you know the commands now , to remove (purge) the driver.

Thanks

BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Current runs better then 173, But it seems to have more jumps and lags then out of the box.

Not sure if there are tweaks that will help the drivers.

robtygart
October 5th, 2012, 07:15 PM
You could also try nvidia-current-updates and see if that makes any difference. Looks like your card should be supported.

NikTh
October 5th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Current runs better then 173, But it seems to have more jumps and lags then out of the box.

Not sure if there are tweaks that will help the drivers.

I don't know for tweaks , but take a look in nvidia-settings.

Also make sure that correct driver been loaded.


lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga | grep use

Thanks

BuzzStPoint
October 5th, 2012, 09:18 PM
The Lspci shows Nvidia.

If I wanted to try the -updates.
Do I install the updates ontop of current. Or Purge the current then install the updates.

NikTh
October 6th, 2012, 11:07 AM
The Lspci shows Nvidia.

If I wanted to try the -updates.
Do I install the updates ontop of current. Or Purge the current then install the updates.

My opinion is , better to purge first.

robtygart
October 6th, 2012, 05:33 PM
My opinion is , better to purge first.

+1
Thats what I do too.

BuzzStPoint
October 7th, 2012, 04:31 AM
Well I got it all narrowed down.
Jumpiness and choppiness has been fixed.

I installed the nvidia-current-updates.
Then while playing around in the desktop effects:
I unchecked "enable desktop effects at startup", Improved window management, various animations. And While browsing the net I found that some people had issued with the Blur effect. So I unchecked that as well.

A quick reboot, I tested online video and World of Warcraft, and it runs great. Real smooth.

Thank for all your help guys.