[Samsung R519-JS02] My laptop freezes after installing the graphics driver

Asked by qub on 2012-05-05

Installing video card driver by doing the standard System Settings → Hardware → Additional Drivers.
In the open dialog choose “NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]” and pressing button Activate. Then the process of downloading and installing the driver. After installation I am asked to restart the computer. Reboot. The window manager is selected by default Unity. After displaying my desktop, my laptop is frozen and will not let me do anything. Even there is no response to the key combination Ctrl + Alt + F1 .. F6. In general the system does not react. Reboot. It helps to switch the window manager to Unity2D and complete removal of installed video card drivers.
How can I solve this problem?

Thank you very much.

Laptop model: Samsung R519-JS02

Version of the Linux kernel:
> uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:52 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

> cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

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qub (qub-box) said :
#1

> lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G98M [GeForce G105M] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

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Best Barry Drake (b-drake) said :
#2

I get problems on a N150 Samsung with the driver marked 'recommended'. The alternative driver works OK for me and allows 3D to work.

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qub (qub-box) said :
#3

If you mean the nouveau driver, it works for me too, but the Nvidia proprietary driver does not.

> lspci -v | grep nouveau
 Kernel driver in use: nouveau
 Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb

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Barry Drake (b-drake) said :
#4

Same here. You should be OK with the nouveau.

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qub (qub-box) said :
#5

Thanks Barry Drake, that solved my question.