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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 1TB HDD.

System specs:

  • i7 2600k
  • 16 GB RAM
  • GTX 590 (running all 3 1080p monitors)
  • GTX 560 Ti - would like to dedicate to PhysX

Problem:

  • MAJOR nvidia driver stability issues on Ubuntu 12.10.

I have tried:

  • Installing proprietary drivers
  • Installing open source drivers
  • Installing experimental 310 drivers

Results (all of these have occurred on multiple drivers listed above):

  • Everything freezes within a minute of logging in.
  • I log in and there is no unity sidebar or bar at top of screen.
  • Xinerama was really slow and I couldn't adjust the screens.
  • Sometimes it will work for a little while then everything will start freezing up.

My questions:

  • Will my setup work on any version of Ubuntu or Linux?
  • If I get it running will it be stable?
  • Would I be better off running Windows 7 Ultimate? (I'm tech savvy but can't be spending 50% of my time trying to figure out what's wrong with my computer.)

Any advice? Should I give up on Ubuntu?

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