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    12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Something is going wrong, the symptoms:
    I can't shrink unity launcher icons (standard dimension looks huge)
    I've installed Comoiz-config with ubuntu Unity Plugin, setting them to 32 pixels has no effect.
    I've installed MyUnity which says "Your Ubuntu 12.04 is running in 2D mode.
    Many features will not be available." launcher size is among these...
    I verified that I've logged in the Ubuntu session, not the Ubuntu 2D.
    With Synaptic:
    nvidia current 295.40 looks installed, I've tryed to reinstall it with no changes.
    I tried to install the 173 driver but it returns
    "Could not apply changes!
    Fix broken packages first." ok, which ones??

    System settings > Additional drivers sais "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system" AND none are listed but Synaptic sais the opposite!

    I've run the "system testing" application (selected just graphics) and said:
    graphics/compiz_check FAILED Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Last edited by nikio; April 28th, 2012 at 10:20 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Yea I'm having same issues with compizconfig with Unity 3d but my additional drivers had 2 different nvidea drivers available (both don't work). Login to 2d if you want a GUI to go back n play with settings. Or cntl alt f1-6 and can try these commands. Didn't work for me but saw other post that it help'd someone so worth a shot

    Sudo service lightdm stop
    Sudo unity --reset
    Sudo gdm --reset
    Sudo apt-get update
    Sudo apt-get upgrade
    Sudo service lighted start

    GL

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphx View Post
    Yea I'm having same issues with compizconfig with Unity 3d but my additional drivers had 2 different nvidea drivers available (both don't work). Login to 2d if you want a GUI to go back n play with settings. Or cntl alt f1-6 and can try these commands. Didn't work for me but saw other post that it help'd someone so worth a shot

    Sudo service lightdm stop
    this stopped the graphical interface I suppose, several text messages came out, I could Type things but nothing happened, with Alt+F1 I was asked my login, after that xstart gave me back the graphic mode...

    Sudo unity --reset
    this gave me several warnings of failures:
    graphical applications start to close unexpectedly:
    compiz first, then Terminator, launcher becomes unresponsive... reboot

    [quote ]Sudo gdm --reset[/quote]
    answer:
    Sudo: gdm: command not found

    Sudo apt-get update
    Sudo apt-get upgrade
    ran normally, no changes

    Sudo service lighted start
    answer:
    lighted: unrecognized service

    No luck here too, but thankyou!
    Last edited by nikio; April 28th, 2012 at 11:26 AM.

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    I am experiencing difficulties with the nvidia proprietory driver since the update too. If I try to login to the standard 3d desktop I get nothing but a black screen and a mouse cursor.

    Oddly though I belive the desktop is "there" just not showing up as, randomly clicking around, I managed to create a new folder on the desktop while the screen was black.

    Hitting ctrl + alt + f1, logging in and restarting the desktop manager (by the way that's not gdm any more Bluphx it's lightdm) with:

    Code:
    sudo service lightdm restart
    I can then log back in using the 2d desktop without any trouble.

    I'm currently reinstalling the nvidia-current package - after a complete purge using:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
    I'll see if that helps at all.

    I'm using an Nvidia 6100 Go (old I know but so's my laptop!)

    If this persists I guess it'll be time to revert back to the nouveau driver until a new driver or compiz fix is uploaded. It seems to handle the 3d desktop ok, just not as fast as I'd like!

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Had a similar issue after both an upgrade and a subsequent fresh installation. I then switched to the nvidia-current-updates but no luck really. After appearing to run fine for a while things just kind of freeze, except that I'm able to move the pointer around fine. Clicking doesn't do anything though. I have two monitors, which I thought might be a problem but using only one doesn't stop the freezes from happening. Also once it happens key commands don't do anything either. I end up having to shut down hard.

    I'm still messing with it and will see if I can find anything out.

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    So far all I've found out is that this is an issue, or maybe multiple issues, known to Nvidia, and there are some bugs, most relevant seems to be 982710.

    I rolled back my driver in spite of the security issues, but I'm still relegated to 2-D if I want to be able to use the computer.

    Guessing that perhaps the kernel is having problems with the RAM on my video card (which is an 8400). Certain actions, which so far are not predictable/consistent enough to pin down, cause overflows in the memory. I suppose the best thing to do will be to keep an eye on the bug to see when it gets resolved, then try the 295.40 drivers again.

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    Cool Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Also broken here; apparently the auto problem reporting has kicked in.. time to file a problem report. Oh well

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    Cool Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Re: having trouble with nvidia drivers and some concepts.
    Hi RageRiot.

    I'm afraid at this moment, the oldest version of the driver (173 and 93) are not compatible with the new versions of Ubuntu (actually any Linux distribution using an up-to-date versions of the Xorg - the windows manager).

    This may change in the near future if Nvidia decides to update their legacy drivers to support the current version of X.

    For now, I would recommend using the default open source driver, called nouveau. This days it is working pretty well supporting Nvidia cards.

    Regards.

    P.D.: sources: Bug #948053 and Bug #990539.

    I believe this covers it

    Glenn

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Actual fix (for now at least).

    First purge your nvidia-current installation.

    Reboot. Then:

    Posted by whatthefunk on the precise fixes page

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get install nvidia-current=295.33-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1
    Once this is done reboot and you should be good to go.

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    Re: 12.04 nvidia drivers? Compiz test failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by benjy View Post
    Actual fix (for now at least).

    First purge your nvidia-current installation.

    Reboot. Then:

    Posted by whatthefunk on the precise fixes page

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get install nvidia-current=295.33-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1
    Once this is done reboot and you should be good to go.
    Do you mean that this enables unity 3D?

    By the way, am I wrong saying that we have the official open software interface depending on a closed driver?
    Isn't this disappointing?

    EDIT:
    YEY!
    Yes I was wrong:
    Just removed completely nvidia-current (295.40), rebooted and everything works again,
    mesa driver kicked in and now I'm able to resize the launcher...
    Won't reinstall nvidia drivers until next release... or maybe I'll wait for the Optimus support.
    Last edited by nikio; May 2nd, 2012 at 01:04 PM. Reason: I'm happy! :D

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