kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 72, Issue 38

Brian Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 28 14:16:55 UTC 2011

On 28/01/11 02:59, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 04:48:56 +0800, Homer <fsunoles at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, it seems that wasn't the perfect "fix."  I've just noticed I'm
>> getting strange artifacts.  For example, on the on the top left of
>> each window the small icon and push pin are severely scrambled.  Some
>> icons on the panel are also scrambled beyond recognition.  Those
>> issues wouldn't be too bad, but I'm also getting random "blocks"
>> showing up when a new window/application is opened.  I can get rid of
>> those by opening and closing a window over them, but that isn't a good
>> solution.  I tried running nvidia-xconfig again just to see, and I get
>> dumped to a login prompt with the xorg.conf file in place.  I ran the
>> hardware drivers app and it claims I'm running the correct Nvidia
>> driver.
>> I'm certainly no expert at this stuff, but I'm wondering if I'm really
>> running the nvidia drive with the most current kernel.
> Alan made a suggestion about dkms in some earlier thread. It may be 
> good to check if the nvidia module is also set up in your new kernel 
> by "dkms status". For example in my system, this appears..
> pop at timon:~$ dkms status
> nvidia-current, 260.19.06, 2.6.35-22-generic, x86_64: installed
> nvidia-current, 260.19.06, 2.6.35-23-generic, x86_64: installed
> pop at timon:~$
> If the module does not appear in your new kernel, set it up then. But 
> sorry, since I do not have any problem and hence not done this, I am 
> unable to help further, but "man dkms" may help. Of course, please let 
> us know how you do it so we can learn from you. :)
> If it is not any problem with dkms, it may help to "sudo 
> update-initramfs" and see if this helps.
> Finally, if nothing works, remove the new kernel "sudo apt-get remove 
> --purge 2.6.32-28-* when you boot up to the old kernel 2.6.32-27 and 
> then update to new kernel one more time.
> Regards - Goh Lip

You should know what NVidia chip set you have, so go to
> -- *http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us*
and answer the questions, this should at least tell you what package you 
need to have downloaded and installed
whether from the repos or the above URL, if you then go to 
'K>Applications> System>NVidia settings and do
what it tells you all should then be OK.

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