Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2011, 05:10 AM   #1
Kyle Lionheart
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Italy
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 2
Ubuntu 11.04, Unity and NVIDIA drivers problems.

I'm a bit perplexed after trying to get Unity(and/or compiz) to work on a recently installed Ubuntu 11.04.

At the first boot, as expected, I got the message that the laptop didn't support 3D acceleration and Unity was disabled. Fair enough, I said, just need to install the nvidia restricted drivers and I should be set.

That didn't work. The "Additional Drivers" dialog reports the nvidia drivers as "activated but not currently in use", but I'm pretty sure they ARE in use as xorg.conf has "nvidia" as the driver for the Device section, and the nvidia control panel works. I can't access the visual effects tab, CompizConfig opens and lets me change options but doesn't actually do anything and of course, there's no Unity.

Any ideas or diagnostic steps to suggest?

EDIT: oh, and of course I am not using "Ubuntu Classic" at login, but the original "Ubuntu"

Last edited by Kyle Lionheart; 05-19-2011 at 05:12 AM. Reason: little addendum
Old 05-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
Registered: May 2006
Location: Latvia, Europe
Distribution: random
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 250Reputation: 250Reputation: 250
Read this. Also make sure to set&save proper resolution before logging to Unity session.
Old 05-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
Kyle Lionheart
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Italy
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2
Thanks...I managed to miss that page somehow.

Using the support test utility it looks like my Video Card(7300go, sorry for not mentioning it sooner) has been blacklisted at the moment due to this bug.

I'll try using that nouveau experimental 3D driver or unity2D then.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to make unity work with nvidia deltrem Linux - Hardware 4 05-21-2011 10:34 PM
newish nvidia drivers on ubuntu maxreason Ubuntu 4 01-01-2009 12:31 AM
NVIDIA Drivers, on Ubuntu? mitchell7man Linux - Hardware 13 06-03-2007 08:56 PM
nvidia drivers on Ubuntu tommytomato Ubuntu 2 06-03-2007 07:25 AM
are nvidia drivers happy in ubuntu? MrLizard Ubuntu 19 04-14-2005 10:18 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration