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  1. #21
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Quote Originally Posted by searchfgold6789 View Post
    The news is, apparently nVidia needs to update their driver so that it works with the latest release of the X.org window system. I have inquired about this and will post back if I hear anything.
    In the meantime, you'll have to use the noveau driver or no driver.
    Thanks searchfgold6789, like many, I'm going to use Unity2D with the installed nvidia driver until nvidia sort out the problem. Hopefully not too long!

  2. #22
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Download the latest Nvidia driver and stick it in your Downloads folder.

    hit ctrl + alt + F2
    logon as your user account.
    then
    sudo stop lightdm
    then
    cd Downloads
    sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.40.run
    (you can press tab once you type ./Nv to auto type the rest of the file name)

    Go through the prompts (yes yes yes yes ...) then reboot

  3. #23
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    I would not recommend manually installing the downloaded nvidia driver website unless you are prepared for a future breakage and know how to fix it...
    Installing Nvidia drivers from the website manually will mean you will get xorg updates in future with no nvidia driver updates because it wasn't installed from the repository.... breakages between nvidia/xorg can and do occur from time to time

    If you're not scared of fixing a broken desktop... then go ahead

  4. #24
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Hi guys,

    In order to use nvidia-173 or nvidia-96, please see my post here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...73/+bug/922268

    I found a workaround: keep the 11.10 version of the Xorg server
    No conflict at all with any package from 12.04 !!!

    nvidia-173 drivers are not compatible with Xorg (ABI to be precise) version released in 12.04.
    So I stick with 11.10 version of Xorg. I had to make the following changes to backport Xorg:

    1) In /etc/apt/sources.list :

    deb http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main
    deb-src http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main

    2) In /etc/apt/preferences:

    Package: xorg xserver-xorg*
    Pin: release a=oneiric
    Pin-Priority: 1050

    3) Note related to nvidia-173/96 on Ubuntu 12.04 (optional if you face slow graphics)
    I'm using old hardware with nvidia-173 drivers and I don't like the fact "composite" is mandatory to use Unity correctly (very laggy) I had to force composite to switch it "off" to avoid laggy windows by modifying /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
    EndSection

    Enjoy.

    Nicolas

  5. #25
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Has anybody tried the X-Swat PPA yet? https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/ppa

  6. #26
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Has anybody tried the X-Swat PPA yet? https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/ppa
    Yep, I have tried it, no good
    Last edited by tomatoe; April 30th, 2012 at 04:11 PM.

  7. #27
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Quote Originally Posted by zecoyote007 View Post
    Hi guys,

    In order to use nvidia-173 or nvidia-96, please see my post here:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...73/+bug/922268

    I found a workaround: keep the 11.10 version of the Xorg server
    No conflict at all with any package from 12.04 !!!

    nvidia-173 drivers are not compatible with Xorg (ABI to be precise) version released in 12.04.
    So I stick with 11.10 version of Xorg. I had to make the following changes to backport Xorg:

    1) In /etc/apt/sources.list :

    deb http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main
    deb-src http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main

    2) In /etc/apt/preferences:

    Package: xorg xserver-xorg*
    Pin: release a=oneiric
    Pin-Priority: 1050

    3) Note related to nvidia-173/96 on Ubuntu 12.04 (optional if you face slow graphics)
    I'm using old hardware with nvidia-173 drivers and I don't like the fact "composite" is mandatory to use Unity correctly (very laggy) I had to force composite to switch it "off" to avoid laggy windows by modifying /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Disable"
    EndSection

    Enjoy.

    Nicolas
    Hi!

    Thanks, man, worked like a charm for me!

  8. #28
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    FIXED! Latest updates allowed me to install nVidia current and all is now well!
    rt
    cheap hardware....LOTS of it

  9. #29
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Really? I don't see any updates. What version are you running? What drivers do you now have installed? What PPA did they come from?

    How many beans make five?

  10. #30
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    Re: ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia install please help

    Pablo...I am running a newly installed version of 12.04...installed on Saturday I believe...I saw 6 upgrades maybe an hour ago and one maybe two were xorg...up till now I could only run Unity in 2D and could NOT install nVidia-current...AFTER downloading the updates I was able to install nVidia-current and I rebooted and logged in Unity3D...machine is off now but whatever nVidia-current is...that is what I have loaded...

    give me a bit more time to work out the bean question!
    rt
    cheap hardware....LOTS of it

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