nVidia proprietary drivers leaves PC ususable

Sebi Kul sebikul at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 04:31:40 UTC 2011

On Sun 20 Mar 2011 01:18:55 AM ART, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 20/03/2011 15:02, Sebi Kul wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> For a better understanding I will separate my problem in two 
>> fragments, both of which converge with the same problem.
>> The first time I had this problem was a couple of months ago (while 
>> using Ubuntu 10.10), when upgrading the nVidia proprietary driver 
>> using the "~ubuntu-x-swat" ppa.
> Why did you do that? Why not use the System>Administration>Additional 
> Drivers (like you did below for Natty)? The [recommended] nVidia driver 
> installed this way works very well.
> [pruned]
>> The second time this happened was a few days ago, when I upgraded to 
>> Natty (clean install). As usual, I installed the propietary drivers 
>> using jockey (known as "additional drivers"). I had two optios, 
>> nouveau or the propietary one. I of course chose the last one, to get 
>> the best out of my video card.
>> When I booted, I encountered my pc unusable. As I did last time, I 
>> started a fail-safe X session, removed the nVidia proprietary driver, 
>> and installed nouveau, just to be able to use my PC.
> Natty has not yet been released and therefore the nVidia driver has not 
> yet been provided by nVidia for Natty. You'll have to use the nouveau 
> driver for now.
> BC

My problem is not with Maverick, it's with Natty (where I am using the 
official drivers). I have no problem waiting, but this is happening in 
both versions (at least for me), and it just feels strange. The Xorg 
version available on Ubuntu 10.10 (<1.10) is still causing this 
"error", but if i update, this screen appears. (Although the 
incompatibility comes from Xorg >=1.10.

Anyway, I updated to the latest driver on Ubuntu 10.10 to debug 0.A.D

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