[xubuntu-users] nvidia issues

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 02:54:16 UTC 2012

On 07/29/2012 01:56 PM, Bill wrote:
> Greetings. I hate to trouble the list, but I can not seem to get my head
> around my issue here. I installed Xubuntu on an Dell Inspiron 530
> desktop (on which I have run Ubuntu since day one some 4-5 years ago).
> It has a  VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G86 [GeForce
> 8300 GS] (rev a1) card. For the first time I'm having what appear to be
> unsolvable problems with graphics.
> Nvidia Info:
> OS: Linux-x86
> NVIDIA Driver Version 173.14.35
> X Server Info:
> Server Ver. #: 11.0
> Server VIN: The X.Org Foundation
> Server Vendor Version: 1.11.3
> NV-CONTROL Version: 1.16
> Screens: 1
> I'm not sure how I did it, but I got the 295.40 version. Then I found
> 302.17, added the ppa and installed the driver. I had trouble right
> away. So I reverted to a previous version from the "Additional Drivers"
> gui, and wound up with 173.14.35. When I go to the synaptics package
> manager I can not find 295.40; nvidia-current and -settings takes me
> back to 302.17.

I've never had to use a ppa for nVidia. Ever. So, in Synaptic ditch that 
ppa. Then refresh. That should rid you of that cruft. "Additional 
Drivers" should do the trick for you, unless you ran that bin file 
directly from nVidia. Then it gets dicey. 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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