Nvidia driver problem

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 01:52:55 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 23:10, Jon Anderson <jbander at izoom.net> wrote:
> Thank you very much, so even though I'm in classic(i Think ) and using a
> different desktop it still is 11.04 (thats what it says), good to know. I
> think it must be unity desktop
> that is causing the freezing problem.  I have to check out one thing and
> that is to go into just ubuntu 11.04 and then go into classic and see what
> happens. INow when I boot I  goto the first
> Page that comes up and I check to use the lower video option.

You're welcome.

By the way, did you see my & someone else's comments in your /other/
thread about a few basic troubleshooting steps to test your system for
stability problems? I'd /really/ recommend that you do them.

As for the helpful advice to check for lines in your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file - they are made with the best of intentions
but sadly they no longer apply, as recent releases of Ubuntu run
without an xorg.conf file at all.

If you have nVidia binary drivers installed and working, run


... and this will let you inspect and set your graphics settings. If
you run it with

sudo nvidia-settings

... then you'll be able to save the settings and it will write an
xorg.conf file for you, to make them permanent.

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