Problems with 14.04 upgrade...

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Mon Apr 21 15:54:39 UTC 2014

On 04/21/2014 10:02 AM, BRM wrote:
> As I noted earlier, I can go to a console (CTRL+ALT+F1) and I have
> access without an issue.
> The system does have an nVidia graphics card, but I believe we are now
> using the open source nouveau drive instead of the proprietary driver.
> #1 I can kind of live with - I do want it fixed - but #2 makes the
> system unusable for anything but console work.
> Has anyone seen these? Know solutions? Anything in particular to look for?

I did a fresh install of 14.04 and also have an Nvidia card.  I don't 
have any problems booting.

But something to note is that, yes, when freshly installed, the system 
uses nouveau which I have never liked much but decided to leave it be 
until I found I had problems with it.

But at sometime in the first week of using 14.04, I believe I got a 
message that my video wasn't proper and that the proprietary drivers 
should be used, and I think it provided an easy way to install the 
drivers, so I did.   No problems with that.

I remember having to really do some "unnatural acts" to switch from 
nouveau to Nvidia in past releases so I was more than happy to see that 
the system would essentially do it without hassle this time.

You might try to install the Nvidia drivers.

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