Recently Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade was installed. Menu, taskbar, launchpad everything was gone when it launched. I get only the background screen in high resolution. I had this problem after some previous Ubuntu updates and I got the same result so I searched in forums and I knew what I had to do and I followed the steps to reinstall Nvidia driver but now I get the same useless Ubuntu. My parameters: Nvidia driver: 310.32 Graphic card: Nvidia Gforce 430 Ubuntu version: 12.10
These are the steps I made.
CTRL+ALT+F2 to prompt login sudo apt-get update I stopped xserver sudo service lightdm stop sudo chmod 755 Nvidia- LInux-x86-64-310.32.run sudo ./Nvidia-Linu-x86-64.310.32.run Installation process started I get "The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Continue installation anyway?" (Answer: Yes) I get "Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? This will allow DKMS to automatically build a new module, if you install a different kernel later. (Answer: Yes) When prompted to install 32-bit compatibility libraries (Answer: Yes) I get "Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to automatically update your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used when you restart X?" (Answer: Yes) I get ""Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to update your X configuration Automatically That file so the NVIDIA X driver will be Used When you restart X? Any pre-existing X configuration file will have backed up." (Answer: Yes) sudo start lightdm It returns and I get the same USELESS UBUNTU QUETZAL
What's going on with Ubuntu? If it cannot work with Nvidia than it worth nothing. Millions of people using Nvidia cards.