after regular updates/upgrades my gnome-shell stopped working and got into fallback mode.
I have tested installing nvidia drivers (i have an nvidia gfx), removing them, blacklisting nouveau and other basic stuff i have found here on the question-board but none seem to work so far. With a
gnome shell --replace i can get the shell running. But its always buggy/choppy and unusable. Even with the windowskey / superkey the dashboard just flickers on/off/on/off and parts of the ui just vanishes and reappers all the time. Like i said... unusable.
- GNOME Shell 3.4.1
- Ubuntu 12.04
Any ideas i can tryout? Thanks for the help in advance.
Edit: gnome-shell only works with nouveau. nvidia does give me an error when i try
Errormessage: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Seems like my nvidia drivers are not loading. In
jockey-gtk its displaying: activated but not in use
Solution: Restart & press shift. Start in rescue mode. Start failsafeX to unlock filesystem & cancel back to terminal. Open root terminal
cd /tmp/ wget download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/285.05.09/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-285.05.09.run chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-285.05.09.run sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-285.05.09.run
- You can also get the latest drivers as @dibs suggested. For me on my old system these drivers ran just fine. Make sure to blacklist nouveau, tho.