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If I install any of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (nvidia-*) from the repositories, Unity does not load after I log in. I just get a blank desktop background with no icons, panels or launchers.

If I uninstall the drivers again, the desktop does load properly, but then certain games don't work correctly.

Is there any way to resolve this? Thanks.

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1st option: Download drivers from http://nvidia.com/object/unix.html, not from repos. After installing restart computer.

2nd option: Restart computer after installing nvidia drivers from repos.

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Rebooting makes no difference. I would rather not use the command-line installer if at all possible, since the .debs are easier to keep up-to-date. –  afeder Nov 10 '12 at 17:30

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