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ubuntu 11.10

Posted 11-04-2011 at 09:09 PM by alucard74

Help I've just upgraded to the latest version of ubuntu 11.10 and have lost dual screen. I am running a dell inspiron 1520 with nvidia graphics card. When I go into display all it tells me is I have an unknown screen and won't search for other monitors or tvs. It was working fine before upgrade, can anyone help?????
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  1. Old Comment
    Problem solved
    Posted 11-06-2011 at 04:58 PM by alucard74 alucard74 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    What was the solution?

    It's helpful to people who run across this problem later if you type out what the solution was, even if it is a link to another blog post or whatever...people who have this same problem in the future will be grateful that you took the time to type up what you did to fix it so they can try that on their machines when they experience the same problem.
    Posted 11-08-2011 at 11:23 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    It was easy in the end The nvidia software setting had been moved and I just couldn't find it at first, then it was a matter of then downloading the correct software through additional drivers in system settings and then playing around with the settings until I got it right

    I hope this helps some other people
    Posted 11-08-2011 at 11:46 PM by alucard74 alucard74 is offline
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    I've seen that happen with updates on my daughter's Xubuntu machine. Seems like kernel updates break the nvidia driver and you have to reinstall it every time.
    Posted 11-08-2011 at 11:53 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Seems like kernel updates break the nvidia driver and you have to reinstall it every time.
    IME (when I still used Ubuntu on my main desktop machine) this is only the case if you install the NVIDIA module "manually" with the .run file downloaded directly from NVIDIA's website (and in the case of Ubuntu, I think this is the only way you can get the very latest driver ). If you've installed it via your distro's repositories, it should take care of rebuilding the kernel interface automatically…
    Posted 11-10-2011 at 12:04 AM by MrCode MrCode is offline
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    I used the "Hardware Drivers" app in the System menu to install the nvidia driver (first time and every time afterwards)...and it's still broken every time I update the kernel.

    But, it's not like I use Ubuntu much. I used to admin a few hundred Ubuntu servers, but my daughter's machine is really the only Ubuntu *desktop* I've messed with.
    Posted 11-10-2011 at 12:09 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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