after installing nvidia driver in precise i only get 1 monitor, before i had both

Asked by greg heil on 2012-05-03

after installing nvidia driver in Precise 1204 i only get 1 monitor, before i had both monitors.
i just installed graphics card GT520 by gigabyte in a Intel MB for dual 64 processor...

Is there a way to rollback the driver installation?

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Best Alessandro Menti (elgaton) said :
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If you installed the nVidia driver through the Additional drivers applet, go back there, choose the nVidia driver and select the Disable button. If you used the binary installer downloaded from the nVidia site, run it again with the "--uninstall" option. That will uninstall the current nVidia driver.

I don't think it's recommended to install an older version, though, at least from the Ubuntu repositories.

Before you start, however, could you check the multi-monitor settings from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaMultiMonitors, "Setting up Multi Head"? I think you'll just need to set up multiple monitors again from the proprietary nVidia control panel.

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greg heil (emanuensis) said :
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Thanks much!

The "NvidiaMultiMonitors" documentation was a bit old being contemporaneous with
Lucid 1004.

Now at 1204 Precise a few more encrustaceans have been added to the GUI now
Unity vs then Gnome.

i did find a terminal and did

sudo sh -c '/usr/bin/nvidia-settings --?

Which opened a Nvidia panel.

From there it has (so far) been great to use the Nvidia panelalia!

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Alessandro Menti (alessandro-menti) said 7 hours ago: #1

If you installed the nVidia driver through the Additional drivers applet, go
back there, choose the nVidia driver and select the Disable button. If you used
the binary installer downloaded from the nVidia site, run it again with the
"--uninstall" option. That will uninstall the current nVidia driver.

I don't think it's recommended to install an older version, though, at least
from the Ubuntu repositories.

Before you start, however, could you check the multi-monitor settings from
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaMultiMonitors, "Setting up Multi Head"?
I think you'll just need to set up multiple monitors again from the proprietary
nVidia control panel.

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Asked by greg heil 9 hours ago

after installing nvidia driver in Precise 1204 i only get 1 monitor, before i had both monitors.
i just installed graphics card GT520 by gigabyte in a Intel MB for dual 64 processor...

Is there a way to rollback the driver installation?

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greg heil (emanuensis) said :
#3

Thanks Alessandro Menti, that solved my question.