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Old 11-10-10, 11:13 AM   #9
NvFuchs
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Default Re: There is no reason not to better support Ubuntu

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Originally Posted by thecapsaicinkid View Post
The driver's themselves seem fine, the way Ubuntu handles their installation seems quite error prone to me. Whether that's actually nvidia's fault or not I do not know.
It is not. I am using here, at work and at the university a wide variety of Linux distributions, plus I am one of the supporters in an official Ubuntu LoCo. These problems are ubuntu-specific, and I can understand why nvidia does not directly support specific distributions.

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The 'Restricted Drivers' manager doesn't seem to work in a way I would expect. Un-activating an active nvidia driver just left my machine in an unbootable state.

I recently upgraded my nvidia card so to start 'afresh' I did;

Code:
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rm ~/.nvidia-settings-rc
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
At this point the restricted drivers manager was empty, I thought the whole point was to show drivers you can use and not just ones in use??

Next..
Code:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo nvidia-xconfig
This installed the driver and created a new basic xorg.conf.
Please report a bug at launchpad, this is all Ubuntu specific.

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