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When I try to change resolution using nvidia-settings I get following error:

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How can I downgrade nvidia-settings without messing up my drivers.

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Upgrade your driver instead.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

That command does the following.

  • Adds the “Ubuntu-X” team to PPA to your configuration. See more information on the PPA https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates
  • Updates the available packages
  • Upgrades your current driver to the latest available version which in this case is from newly added PPA.
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Can you add information on why and how this works? –  Seth Feb 23 '13 at 1:49
    
I don't want to mess up my drivers, I have really bad experience with this, I prefer my drivers to be installed automatically. –  Alen Feb 23 '13 at 8:43
    
I use Nvidia GeForce 6100, if I use ppa you provided which drivers will be installed –  Alen Feb 23 '13 at 8:57
    
Your drivers will be installed automatically with this answer. –  Richard Ayotte Feb 23 '13 at 13:00
    
I ran your command and I still have 173.xxx drivers, and still same error as before. –  Alen Feb 23 '13 at 17:22
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