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Problem: installed Ubuntu 12.10 and everything went fine the first time. upon reaching the desktop all 4 of my monitors were working and of course out of order, which is no problem. immediately I noticed extensive lag, going to the unity bar to go to displays it would stagger, and in my case with the specs of my pc I would of expected a smooth fast ride. so instead of fixing the display I went and did all the updates and then rebooted. after coming back it still had the same issue, so I went and checked the update software and checked to see what driver it was using for my gtx 680, I tried all 5 of the options there and rebooted 1 at a time. not a single one worked at all. all the others either broke compiz and no windows or I didn't even have monitors. only the default one would work, but as mentioned caused serious lag but no screen tearing. so I decided to put the screens in order, upon doing that it wouldn't work correctly at all, the screens wouldn't even move, and if I got 1 to move it got stuck there for good. I tried reinstalling 3 more times, all other times it just failed to do any different.

Question: seeing 12.10 is new would it be better for me to try 12.04 is there going to be any fix from that lower edition, I figured 12.10 had better compatibility fixes.


  • Running 4 Monitors
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte x79-UP4 LGA 2011 Socket
  • Mobo Additionals: Gigabyte pci-e 802.11 b/g/n + bluetooth
  • CPU: Intel I7-3930k 3.2 GHZ 12MB LGA 2011 Not Overclocked
  • GFX: Nvidia MSI 2GB GTX 680
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance 2133MHz 16GB
  • Rom Drive: LG 12x Blue-ray player and DVDRW Combo Drive
  • Thermal Display: NZXT sentry lx aluminum dual bay digital fan control
  • Cooling: Corsair hydro series h60 120mm liquid cooling
  • SSD:128gb sandisk sata iii 6.0gb/s SSD <---where Ubuntu was installed
  • Data Drive: 2tb sata iii 6gb/s 7200rpm 64mb cache 3.5" hd
  • Media Reader: 12-in-one internal card reader
  • Power Supply:Coolermaster silent pro gold 1000w power supply
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Your question is nearly unreadable, please make complete sentences and remove those many "side remarks" which don't contribute to understanding your problem. – guntbert Jan 14 '13 at 21:53
This site works generally in that way, that every post consists of one question and answers to that question - not many questions in one post. – guntbert Jan 14 '13 at 21:55

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