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mattydee 02-23-2008 12:29 PM

NVIDIA restricted drivers problem
 
NVIDIA driver problem
I am running Ubuntu 7.10 with nvidia 6600gt. I used the restricted drviers manager to install the nvidia driver. When I open up a terminal and type "who", I get the following:
Code:

matty    tty7        2008-02-23 10:17 (:0)
matty    pts/0        2008-02-23 10:18 (:1.0)

Instead of the usual (when using the nv driver)
Code:

matty    tty7        2008-02-23 10:17 (:0)
matty    pts/0        2008-02-23 10:18 (:0.0)

This is causing a whole bunch of issues, namely that I have to use "export DISPLAY=:0.0" to run flightgear or torcs (3d apps) and also when playing back dvds (ex: DISPLAY=:0.0 vlc) or else I get pretty bad tearing during playback.

What's going on with the NVIDIA drivers with ubuntu? How can I fix this?

Thanks

mattydee 02-26-2008 04:48 PM

Anyone? Has anyone had similar problems with the nvidia restricted drivers?

mattydee 02-29-2008 01:22 AM

All your base are belong to us

eoinrua 02-29-2008 05:18 PM

matty, glad to respond - I get the impression you're thinking you're all alone out there.

Not sure if this is helpful, but I had many, many issues with the restricted drivers in synaptic. Most notable was the good old black screen of death.

In the end, I resolved it by going to the NVIDIA site and downloading the up-to-date driver and quitting X to install.

Give it a try.

mattydee 03-01-2008 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eoinrua (Post 3074338)
matty, glad to respond - I get the impression you're thinking you're all alone out there.

Not sure if this is helpful, but I had many, many issues with the restricted drivers in synaptic. Most notable was the good old black screen of death.

In the end, I resolved it by going to the NVIDIA site and downloading the up-to-date driver and quitting X to install.

Give it a try.

Thanks for your response :)

I've tried that already though :(


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