Nvidia proprietary driver install problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 21:20:03 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 06:00 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> 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.

With the open source driver he won't have accelerated graphics. That's
kinda nasty. Just maybe he hasn't written out the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
file using the nvidia X settings app?? That should put him right.
Happened to me and that was the remedy. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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