So I know this has been posted a few times, I have searched and tried options but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install my video card drivers.
Where I stand now: Fresh install of 12.04 with default nouveau drivers What I have: GF nvidia 8500GT (amd) / 2x 23 inch monitors. one is rotated landscape*
using nouveau i get weird issues like screen breaks. I have tried installing the additional drivers before, it just makes my system hang at boot. I have also disabled the nouveau driver. This got me into unity, but i could not see my 2nd monitor. Displays said i had 1 single monitor with a huge resolution.
I then tried to set my monitor with nvidia-config, this worked however i cant rotate in twinview. I tried to setup xinemama and that just broke everything, it was saying i had 4 monitors and 2 devices. just all kinds of bad.
So what im looking for is, which driver should i be using? I see people using nouveau, Nvidia (Additional Drivers), Nvidia (From their site), X-Swat Drivers, and Bumblebee.
I think once i figure out exactly which solution is best for me, i can better understand how to install and setup my drivers.