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    Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Ok, so I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 recently and my graphics card is not working. Same old story if you ask me, but I'm not able to fix this one.

    Here's my NVIDIA info:

    Code:
    :~$ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310M] (rev a2)
    No available drivers in the 'Additional drivers' app.

    I've got the impression that glxinfo should say something different than this, given that opengl is working:

    Code:
    :~$ glxinfo 
    name of display: :1.0
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":1.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Tried manually installing drivers from nVidia, but no luck. If i update the xorg.conf i get a desktop with 640x480 max resolution, above diagnostics stays the same :/

    Any thoughts, comments or ideas are appreceated
    Last edited by vegarend; May 9th, 2012 at 12:32 AM. Reason: Testing quotes

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    There is a bug with compiz and Nvidia. see here:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1971463

    solution for now is use the open source driver for your nvidia card.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Thx for the quick reply.

    The post you refer to says that there are problems with proprietary drivers. I've seen this before, and have stuck with an open source alternative as it has had better performance in my case. My problem now is that I seem to have no hw acceleration either way

    Since I am not up to speed in this topic:
    - Are there alternative open source drivers for graphics?
    - If so, is it worth testing our should I stick with what I've been dealt from 12.04?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Activate quick reply?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Vegarend, I PMed you something that might help.
    Performance Build: i5 2500, 8GB, GTX 960 4GB
    Old Build: Intel P4 3.0GHz HT 533 MHz, 2.5GB 400MHz, ATI Radeon 9600 128MB AGPx8
    R.I.P: GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit, you served well.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Tried booting with nomodeset for disabling KMS, but it just resulted in lower screen resolution.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Axxon95 View Post
    Vegarend, I PMed you something that might help.
    Please post suggestions in the open as this will help other Nvidia users.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Please post suggestions in the open as this will help other Nvidia users.
    Suggestions were:

    1) Install NVIDIA driver via repository: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMi3-2MyBtQ

    2) Install driver from NVIDIA webpage

    Two good suggestions that has worked for me in the past, but not this time.

    I've had both proprietary and open source drivers working in previous Ubuntu's on this machine.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Ok, looking into the glxinfo issue I found this debian thread:

    http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=73028

    Installed bubmlebee using this guide:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

    Problem solved

    Summary:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    Don't know if it had any impact, but before installing bumblebee I removed NVIDIA stuff as well:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
    sudo nvidia-uninstall

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia issue

    Quote Originally Posted by vegarend View Post
    Ok, looking into the glxinfo issue I found this debian thread:

    http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=73028

    Installed bubmlebee using this guide:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

    Problem solved

    Summary:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
    Don't know if it had any impact, but before installing bumblebee I removed NVIDIA stuff as well:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
    sudo nvidia-uninstall
    I have an Nvidia Geforce GT 630M, on an Asus laptop. Thanks, This worked great for me.

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