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I've just done a fresh install on a new laptop that has a 670M. Ubuntu defaults to using Nouveau however there's a fair amount of corruption on certain visual elements.

For reference, Windows 7 & 8 don't encounter the same issues.

So, I figured I'd try installing the latest nvidia drivers, although after installing them, my resolution becomes extremely low and Unity appears to fail to start (although Nautilus seems fine and I get a "desktop", just nothing else).

What's the best way to get working nvidia drivers on 12.10 with a 670M?

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, RolandiXor, Takkat, Ringtail, devav2 Nov 6 '12 at 16:50

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jorge Castro Nov 5 '12 at 19:36
I have the same problem where I get a "desktop" without the sidebar on 12.10 and a 670M. The only thing that works is ctrl-alt-F1. Did you get anywhere with the bug report? –  geneorama Apr 16 '13 at 16:17