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    Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Hi,

    I installed the 64bit-PC daily image from 2012-10-11 (release candidate according to the release schedule) and I can't get my graphics to work properly.

    Computer Specification:
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev1
    Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX560 (GF114)
    Screen: Samsung BX2431 (1920x1080)

    During installation, and when I first boot up, my screen is stuck at 1366x768 resolution. I thought I would try to install proprietary drivers to fix this. After installing them though, I am stuck at 1280x1024 and unity no longer starts. I can right click and make a new folder, or change my background, but none of the windows have any borders.

    Under System Overview my graphics are listed as:
    VESA: GF104B Board - 10410050

    It was working fine on ubuntu 12.04.

    Any ideas on what I can do? Is nVIDIA still supported in ubuntu?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by waspinator; October 12th, 2012 at 09:36 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator
    that should get the borders back
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig;sudo reboot
    should get the driver working
    i am using xubuntu 12.10 with nvidia and so is my mom
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    It is not a case of Ubuntu supporting Nvidia but of Nvidia supporting Linux with drivers that are not buggy.

    I stopped using Nvidia drivers a few weeks ago then things seemed to be fixed so I went back to it. Then this happened

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2067033

    I am using the Nouveau driver. I do not know if this issue has been fixed.

    If you go to System Settings>Software Sources you will see a tab for Additional Drivers. It will let you activate another version of the Nvidia driver or the Nouveau driver.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator
    that should get the borders back
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig;sudo reboot
    should get the driver working
    i am using xubuntu 12.10 with nvidia and so is my mom
    Hmm. gtk-window-decorator says it's already running. Using the --replace option causes it to crash.

    I tried the nvidia-xconfig, and reboot, but now it's stuck at 640x480 and gives me an error:

    Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors
    none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes.

    I'm going to try ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 32bit and see if that helps.


    edit: even worse

    beta 2 32bit won't even boot into live mode. It just gives black/white horizontal stripes.

    edit2: I can boot using the nomodset option. (should be labeled "Safe Graphics Mode" or something)

    Trying to install again.
    Last edited by waspinator; October 12th, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current;sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    ok, solved. After installing ubuntu 12.10 beta 2 32bit and using the nomodeset option (hold shift to show grub, press e on ubuntu, and add nomodeset before quite boot) I got it to install. After booting the first time I went into software source, and installed the nvidia driver. After another reboot I got full resolution.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    In my case installing the nvidia-current driver in the end failed because it couldn´t compile the module.

    So the problem was solved by installing the kernel headers and then reinstalling the driver:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Quote Originally Posted by KAding View Post
    In my case installing the nvidia-current driver in the end failed because it couldn´t compile the module.

    So the problem was solved by installing the kernel headers and then reinstalling the driver:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic
    sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    Thank you so much! That did it for me. You sir are amazing.

    For those of you who install the driver and then get stuck in that windowless desktop, you can press Ctrl+Alt+T to open up a terminal and then execute those commands.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    KAding's suggestion also fixed my problems. For some reason, I had buggy performance with the Nauveau display driver on a GeForce 210. Applying the nvidia-current driver via the Software Sources tab gave this result. It was only by adding the linux-headers that the nvidia-current driver worked.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 nvidia

    Fabulous answer. Installing the nvidia drivers on 12.10 amd64 via software sources left me with a purple windowless screen with black borders. Not a whole lot of eye candy to say the least. Following those command line instructions after ctrl-alt-t to bring up terminal brought back my desktop!

    Ubuntu needs to do better than having buggy default Nouveau drivers and "proprietary tested" nvidia drivers that bring down the entire windowing system. With the Nouveau drivers text appears as a sguiggly lines.
    Last edited by jajodo; October 20th, 2012 at 06:14 AM.

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