Nvidia driver error

Asked by Ian Mccartney on 2012-09-08

So my computer has been running ubuntu for awhile and just recently i upgraded the whole thing to a intel i3 processor with a geforce gt 610 graphics card. I was getting very low clock speeds for it so i tried to update the driver to the nvidia current-updates driver from the additional drivers menu. After it was installed i rebooted the computer and all it showed was the terminal in 800x600.this has happened a few times before and me and my dad have had to reinstall completely but he is gone for awhile so i was wondering if it was possible to fix without reinstalling. If not please help me with how i would reinstall from a disc which i have. I will gladly tell any more information that is needed i just wanna get it to work.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep nvidia

Thanks

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Ian Mccartney (ianmccartney95) said :
#2

Sure
*-display
Description: vga compatible controller
Product: nvidia corporation
Vendor: nvidia corporation
Physical id: 0
Bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
Version:a1
Width: 64 bits
Clock: 33mhz
Capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
Configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
Resources: irq:16 memory: f6000000-f6ffffff memory: e8000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport: e0000(size=128) memory:f7000000-f707ffff
Lsb_release-a: command not found
Linux McCartney 3.2.0-29-generic #46-ubuntu smp fri jul 27 17:03:23 utc 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnu/linux
ii nvidia-173 173.14.35-oubuntu0

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Ian Mccartney (ianmccartney95) said :
#3

sorry messed up last line was
ii nvidia-173 173.14.35-0ubuntu0.2
       Nvidia binary xorg driver, kernel module and vdpau library
ii nvidia-173-updates 173.14.35-0ubuntu0.2
      Nvidia binary xorg driver, kernel module and vdpau library
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44
      Find obsolete nvidia drivers
ii nvidia-current 295.40-0ubuntu1.1
      Nvidia binary xoeg driver, kernel module and vdpau library
ii nvidia- settings 295.33-0ubuntu1
       Tool of configuring the nvidia graphics driver
ii nvidia-settings-update 295.33-0ubuntu1
       Tool of configuring the nvidia graphics driver
I wasnt sure what you needed so i gave it all hope this helps

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#4

and the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

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Ian Mccartney (ianmccartney95) said :
#5

I keep getting command not found when typed it

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Ian Mccartney (ianmccartney95) said :
#6

Nevermind i got
No lsb modules are available
Distributor id: ubuntu
Description: ubuntu 12.04.1 lts
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux mccartney 3.2.0-29-generic #46-ubuntu smp fri jul 27 17:03:23 utc 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnu/linux

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#7

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-173 nvidia-173-updates nvidia-current nvidia- settings nvidia- settings-update

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

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Ian Mccartney (ianmccartney95) said :
#8

Whew thank hou so much!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#9

Newer chips need the newer drivers to work. That PPA has it