I have problems with nvidia driver on ubuntu 12.10 64bit

Asked by Carnalbeast on 2012-10-20

I have problems with nvidia driver and repos on ubuntu 12.10 64bit.

When i 'm in a 3d game and try to change resolution ingame the game exits.

I tried to install the proprietary drivers (tested) but after reboot couldn't login to ubuntu , it lower the resolution and when i try to login i got nothing but the desktop screen no dash no menus no nothing !!!!

 the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

is the following:
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: G92 [GeForce GTS 250]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:18 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f8000000-f9ffffff ioport:ef00(size=128) memory:fb000000-fb01ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux darkpc 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


look what i got in the output of a 3d game exited while i tried to change resolution:

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
  Major opcode of failed request: 150 (XFree86-VidModeExtension)
  Minor opcode of failed request: 10 (XF86VidModeSwitchToMode)
  Value in failed request: 0x25b
  Serial number of failed request: 497
  Current serial number in output stream: 499

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Carnalbeast (carnalbeast) said : #2

No it doesn't work.
I have a cheap ati radeon hd graphics card but i'm sure that i will have the same either tearing or extremely low fps on ubuntu as i had on beta2 .

Ubuntu 12.10 simply don't work for me , the only good is that it seems to has better performance but i can't change resolution on games and when i exit a game the ubuntu desktop remains with the resolution of the game for example if the games runned on 800x600 and exit i will have the same resolution.

I don't know what is the problem my card is too old ? cause geforce gts 250 run any new game full res full quality many many fps , absolutely perfect. Maybe its time to move to windows cause it started giving to my nerves......

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