View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia binaryblob drivers, too big desktop and flickering

July 19th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Problem: Flickering video and to big desktop, cant see top and bottom gnome bars.

This is my card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

First: Everything works with the 'nv' driver.

I've tried both Nvidia 173.14.09 and 96.43.05 binaryblob drivers. No problem with installing them, but when I log in to gnome, I can't see the gnome menu bars. They are there, but I just cant see them another problem is that parts of the screen is flickering. Like lines dance a little.

I'm using a Philips Flatscreen with DVI -> HDMI cable as monitor. I'm trying to build a multimedia center.

I've tried various resolutions, without any luck. Same problem.

Anyone knows about things I could do to make this work?


October 11th, 2009, 11:39 PM
Hi, I've been having the same problem using HDMI out (not being able to see bars at top and bottom) with the nvidia driver but not the nv driver; not the flickering, though. Actually, I get the flickering with the nv driver but not nvidia. Anyway, if I find a solution I'll post it here. If you get it working, I'd appreciate if you did the same :)