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Old 05-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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nVidia and nouveau drivers under Ubuntu 12.04 not working

I have an older PC that is supposed to take the nVidia 96.43.20 driver (several revisons back on Ubuntu, it ran very well on the 96.43.18 driver). Attempts to install the 96.43.20 error gives "broken package" messages when the packages are likely intact.

Attemps to use the noveau driver fail as I apparently have some sort of error in the xorg.conf file. I know I can run w/o it, but I have no control over moniotor resolution or color depth. I have attached a copy of what I had for xorg.conf.

What should I be doing for best performance?

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Old 05-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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The 96.XX drivers do not work under the current ubuntu 12.04 version (after 10.10, using the 96.XX drivers got harder, and you had to wait longer for the drivers to work with the newer xorg versions).

Your problem might be- Driver "nv". nVidia doesnt make the "nv" drivers anymore, and I dont think that the nv driver is in 12.04 at all. Try- Driver "nouveau".

BTW, with nouveau in most cases you dont have to use a xorg.conf file to set resolution, etc..
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@cascade9: hi may i ask you if you know in the 12.04 nouveau driver, the optimus technology on laptop is already implemented. i just installed now the 12.04 latest download with kernel 3.2.0-24 and nouveau works on webgl and google-earth apps in which it doesn't work on my lucyd without bumblebee "optirun google-earth". The current website of nouveau is state the optimus technology in not yet implemented but why it works on my laptop the google-earth or webgl. maybe the site isn't updated yet..

Thanks if any input..


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