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Old 05-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
otreb
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ubuntu display problems due to Nvida update


Hello,

I am fighting with my ubuntu for some days. I updated my graphic cards' driver and now (after some efforts) all appplications (firefox, dolphin, ...) do not open in a usable size. They are a third my screen's size (from the upper link corner), they does not have the usual button close, minimise, ... Moreover I cannot write in a console or any textfields. I can enter my password at loggin but then it is not possible to type anything anywhere else and it is not a problem with my keyboard since I can work in recovery mode.

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (I cannot make any update because I cannot type my password), my graphic card is Quadro FX 540, my screen is HP w1907v. I can give you my xorg.0.log (but it is pretty huge) and screenshots (I do not know if it is possible to include files with a question)

I have found a lot of discussions on Internet about problems linked with graphic cards, some help me to improve the situation but now I am lost.

Any idea on a trail I could explore? Any help will be highly appreciated!!
 
Old 05-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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is this the nvidia.run driver ?
if so , type in
Code:
nvidia-settings
and set the screen resolution in the gui
 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:44 AM   #3
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Thank you for your answer John VV,

I type: nvidia-settings
answer: "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart your X server"

I have to admit that I am a little bit lost, all my problems begun when I installed the Nvidia driver, but then I made so much tries that I may be removed it. Anyway I installed it again and I set the resolution but the problems are still here:
- I cannot write in Konsole (but I can type in Xterm or gedit)
- Most of the applications are fixed in the upper left corner, some do not have menu bar and I cannot move them or resize them (like dolphin, Konsole or xterm)
- Some application like ksnapshot are opened in the middle of my screen and I cannot close them (except with a "kill")

As I can write in Xterm but not in Konsole I am trying to find how both applications deal with keyboard.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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then you are using the nouveau driver
and not the nvidia.run or the kmod-nvidia

most distros are using the nouveau driver by default
 
Old 05-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by otreb View Post
I am fighting with my ubuntu for some days. I updated my graphic cards' driver ...
The important question here is how exactly did you update the nvidia driver?
If you are using one of those perilous and problem prone and totally unsupported PPA repos to get the latest nvidia driver, then this is no doubt the source of your problems.

I have used every version of Ubuntu since the inaugural 4.10 version. I always just use the nvidia-current driver from the standard Ubuntu repos, and I never have problems with it.

If you are using one of those notorious PPA repos, then I would recommend uninstalling that driver and removing the PPA repo. Then install the nvidia-current, nvidia-settings, and mesa-utils packages from the standard Ubuntu repos, Then reboot and run from the termial:
Code:
sudo nvidia-xconfig
This will enable the driver. Then see if you get better results.

Last edited by tommcd; 05-06-2013 at 10:33 PM.
 
  


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