Nvidia proprietary driver install problem

Jordon Bedwell jordon at envygeeks.com
Wed Oct 13 11:00:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 12:46 +0200, Holg Ru wrote:
> Hi,
> as I recently implemented the Ubuntu Marverick 64bit BETA Version on
> my new laptop (sony vaio VPCF12S1E)
> everything worked pretty well, except some little glitches but no show
> stoppers, including the proprietary Nvidia
> drivers for compiz. Then around one week before the release date of
> Marverick a new update of the Nvidia
> drivers came along and things were broken down. I could not get the
> drivers to work any more. The X-server
> seems to load but freezes on a certain stage before the logging screen
> can come up. I had to reboot and de-install
> this drivers. I reviewed a couple of posts but not luck to solve this
> problem. I am not sure on what the problem relies on,
> but now also when I use the browser sometimes the whole screen freezes
> only the mouse can be moved. Has anyone
> a solution to this or experienced the same problem?
> Some help would be appreciated and a step by step instruction to
> follow.

If you have 3D effects without the propitiatory driver, stay with the
OpenSource driver.  That is the best suggestion anybody can give you
because workarounds are dirty most of the time.

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