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Old 02-23-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 02-26-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Anyone? Has anyone had similar problems with the nvidia restricted drivers?
 
Old 02-29-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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All your base are belong to us
 
Old 02-29-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 03-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #5
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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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