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I am one among many who seem to be having many problems with the current nVidia drivers found in the additional drivers dialog.

These issues include

  1. Blue youtube videos

  2. A message saying "Ubuntu has experienced an internal error"

  3. Missing or wrong resolutions

  4. nvidia-settings forgets my configuration on boot

  5. Choppy video playback

The list goes on. Is there a simple fix for all of these as they are related to the same driver?

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mark's solution + this solution should fix it. – Schweinsteiger Aug 17 '12 at 14:06
Agreed if you still get blue youtube use the solution that installs a modded libvdpau1 from the link above. – Mark Kirby Aug 17 '12 at 14:14
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Well the answer is yes there is one simple fix for all of this just add the X-swat PPA and update your driver, mine went from version 2.9 to 3.1 I think so a good jump, and all these errors just went away.

Open a terminal and add the PPA

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

Then update the repos

sudo apt-get update

And finally update the drivers

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Now reboot, and when you log back in you will have a working, up to date nvidia driver in Ubuntu ;)

Hope this helps someone....

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