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Thread: Problems with Additional drivers and Installing graphic drivers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Question Problems with Additional drivers and Installing graphic drivers

    I have problems with installing NVIDIA graphic drivers and Additional drivers.
    I had tried to upgrade graphic drivers because current version have bug ,glitches and weird screen effects on some programs.
    When i tried to upgrade current version with graphic drivers from NVIDIA, came message in which was written that i cant upgrade graphic drivers because of X server.After i disable X server , came message that i need to remove Nouveau drivers.
    I followed procedure from and i even tried to blacklist that driver on startup,but same message occur when i tried again.
    I looked on web that i can turn off Nouveau using Additional drivers but they wont work.Window of it only loads and shut down itself.
    Since i removed Nouveau drivers i have weird bug on System settings where mouse pointer disappears each time when i mouse hover on one of icon on it.
    Im using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS .

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Elgin, IL USA
    Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

    Re: Problems with Additional drivers and Installing graphic drivers

    What video card or chip do you have? When you install 12.04 with nvidia video card or chip it usually automatically installs nvidia-current during installation. The x-swat repository can be added if you need most recent nvidia drivers. However, I would not know what to do if you have older nvidia hardware that the current drivers do not support.

    The only thing I needed to do to install with GTX 550 Ti was enable nomodeset kernel parameter to boot to a live/install system. But once nvidia-current was automatically installed during installation, I did not need any boot parameters for the installed system and everything works fine.
    i5 650 3.2 GHz upgraded to i7 870, 16 GB 1333 RAM, nvidia GTX 1060, 32" 1080p & assorted older computers

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Nr BrandsHatch, S'oaks UK
    Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Problems with Additional drivers and Installing graphic drivers

    Hi!, MrDuki,

    From your description you need to clear out the nvidia drivers and start again.

    Please Post:
     lspci -nnk | grep  -iA3 VGA
    sudo apt-cache policy nvidia-current 
    cat /sys/module/nvidia/version 
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    Chao!, bogan.
    "Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
    They did things differently in those days, apparently!!

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