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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 graphics display instantly freezes

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    Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 graphics display instantly freezes

    Hello,

    I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS or 11.10 (64bit versions). I have a Geforce 580GTX graphics card. When I just install the system normally and boot it up it will freeze almost instantly at the login screen. Sometimes I manage to push F2+Alt+Ctrl in time and can read "GPU Lockup - switching to software fbcon". I am aware this is a known problem and I have tried a lot of the suggested solutions.

    I tried removing the nouveau driver and installing the nvidia drivers by:
    sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo ldconfig
    sudo update-initramfs -u
    sudo nvidia-xconfig

    did not work... The graphics would freeze again.

    I then reinstalled Ubuntu and tried installing the Nvidia driver manually using the NVIDIA installer (version 295.49), which also did not help.

    I tried installing Ubuntu by checking the 'nomodeset' option in the installation menu... well this also did not work...

    I could install Ubuntu 10.10 without problems, but I would really prefer using a newer version.

    Any ideas want I can do to get one of the newer versions installed preferably 12.04.1 LTS?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 graphics display instantly freezes

    Had the exact same problem with the geforce 590gtx, seems to be a common problem but so many different fixes, like you i tried heaps of them in the end this worked for me

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    sudo reboot


    Good luck, hope it works for you too.

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