On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:54:13 +0100, John Murphy
> A good suggestion, thank you, but no difference unfortunately.
First, ask yourself, if you really need proprietary drivers (and I can't
really speak for the reasons to why you should or should not need them).
The free drivers have in fact become more or less fully functional, so you
might not need the proprietary ones. I was even using the free drivers
playing steam games recently (all though, not problem free).
This is not a desktop problem at all. So, it doesn't matter if you're
using XFCE, KDE
or Gnome. The only two things that are involved is the kernel (and
associated libraries and tools), and the driver.
to build the nvidia kernel module you need the headers for the kernel you
are running, but that should take care of itself when you install
something like nvidia-304. Make sure you are running the kernel you are
intending to build the module for, before proceeding.
Also, move your xorg.conf, if you have one.
There's the method of using Software Sources (software-properties-gtk),
under the tab "Additional Drivers", where you can select a number of
You get the same result when installing from the terminal. All I did was
"sudo apt-get install nvidia-304". This was on "3.8.0-6-lowlatency".
There's always the chance that previous kernels did not work well with the
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