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I have a computer that after installing Ubuntu 12.10, updating it and then trying to install any of the available versions of the Nvidia drivers will not install the
nvidia-xconfig file (Which comes with the
I have actually tried the 304, 306, 310 series and even installed the Xorg Edgers PPA for the 313 series. All of them with no luck.
nvidia-current package installs fine and configures itself fine as a module for the particular kernel (I had previously install the headers package for this to work), but when I install the
nvidia-settings package via the terminal I get a warning:
update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/nvidia-settings/ld.so.conf because link group nvidia_settings_conf is broken
If I do a purge and try to install it again, the warning is gone, but if I reinstall it the warning appears. Apart from this warning, the nvidia driver is not detected and instead of going to nouveau, it jumps to vesa which gives me for an Nvidia Geforce 560 TI a resolution of 640x480.
So why is this not installing correctly and what does the warning mean?