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    Question [SOLVED] Kernel update installation and video drivers

    [Relevant specifications: Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Acer Aspire 5520, Nvidia GeForce 7000M/nForce 610M, Nvidia driver 302.07]

    When I first started running Ubuntu a month ago, the video was screwed up (low resolution, console mode illegible). I eventually attempted to remedy this by installing the Nvidia drivers, and was successful. About ten days ago, I followed the Software Update recommendations to install the kernel updates, and the video broke (low resolution, Unity mode illegible). I was able to reinstall the Nvidia drivers (with some difficulty this time), and now the video is good again.

    I am being offered another kernel update, and of course I am reluctant to install it. I only recently found out about the Nouveau drivers that apparently come with Ubuntu.

    So my question is: Is there a reliable way to update the kernel as recommended without screwing up the video?
    Last edited by Garrigus Carraig; March 6th, 2013 at 01:18 AM. Reason: To mark as solved.

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