Quote Originally Posted by Ayasugi View Post
I followed your instructions exactly, and everything went smoothly, until i restarted gdm. Then my old issue reemerged. Ive got a supported card (geforce 9500). Every time i boot, Ubuntu forces me into low graphics mode and i get a dialog that reads "cannot find video device" or "failed to initialize nvidia graphics device on 1:0:0". When i open Nvidia xserver settings, i get a dialog that says "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."
Im not an expert, so help is very much appreciated. ive put hours into this so far, and i dont think i have what it takes to find the fix myself. I dont really plan on playing games, i just want my multi-mon capabilities back.

heres the output of grep -i "nvidia\|NVRM" /var/log/syslog

Feb 16 23:22:16 ayasugi kernel: [  486.746738] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x26:0xffffffff:1119)
Feb 16 23:22:16 ayasugi kernel: [  486.746742] NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
Your system kernel seems to be running out of vmap space.

Edit /etc/default/grub
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
and add vmalloc=192M to the end of "GRUB_CMD_LINE_LINUX_DEFAULT"

GRUB_CMD_LINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vmalloc=192M"
Save, quit, then run:
sudo update-grub
and reboot to test.

If problems persist, you could try upping the vmalloc value to 256M.