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Today I performed fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. After this I tried to install Nvidia graphics driver. I used 2 methods:

  1. How do I install extra drivers?
  2. http://falkvinge.net/2013/02/15/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-in-ubuntu-12-10-quantal/

Both of them with the same result. Black screen with some text on it. I saw that many ubuntu users have the same issue. Nvidia drives just broke the system. Not sure If I can say that Ubuntu is so user friendly system if you just press install in Addidtional drivers tab and you can say goodbye to your OS.

How this can be fixed? Does anybody know some other ways?

Thanks in advance.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Luis Alvarado Apr 28 '13 at 15:07

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"Not sure If I can say that Ubuntu is so user friendly system if you just press install in Additional drivers tab and you can say goodbye to your OS." This is only true if you do not know how to fix things ;-) (see for instance: askubuntu.com/questions/265233/… ) Besides that you say there is text somewhere. I believe it probably is essential to provide us with that text. (it makes answering a lot easier). –  Rinzwind Apr 26 '13 at 13:36
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This appears to be a bug that needs to be reported. –  Jorge Castro Apr 26 '13 at 14:33

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There is a bug with nvidia on the 3.8.0-19-generic kernel, a workaround is to use the mainline kernel

Here is a easy installer/updater for the mainline kernel
https://github.com/GM-Script-Writer-62850/Ubuntu-Mainline-Kernel-Updater
then the nvidia driver should work

The bug results in some times not booting and broken HDMI audio

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Thanks guys to ur answers. I run script proposed by GM-Script-Writer-62850 and it fixed the issue. Thanks a lot. Still can't consider Ubuntu user friendly if Canoncial can release OS with a bug like this. U have to be a really good IT professional to make ur system boot after simple procudeure of Driving installations prposed by OS itself. Really dissapointing issue. –  Melvin Apr 26 '13 at 14:58
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The sad thing is the at least half of the dev cycle was boring, literally everything was good then a week before it goes live, this bug showed up, they decided it was not worth delaying the release over, it should be fixed when updates are installed after the fix comes through –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 Apr 26 '13 at 15:38
    
TY GM-Script-Writer –  Themiddaysun May 3 '13 at 21:50
    
@GM-Script-Writer-62850 I'm having similar issues with Intel B43 Express/GMA-4500 since 3.8.0-19. This is no better in 3.8.0-22. When is the fix due? –  david6 May 26 '13 at 7:04
    
no idea figured it would be fixed by now, you could use saucy's (ubuntu 13.10) kernel, there may be a back-ported kernel available, otherwise there is the mainline kernel –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 May 26 '13 at 17:17

I just did a fresh install of 13.04 today because the upgrade crashed my nvidia.

After the fresh install, I just followed the bumblebee wiki page instructions and nvidia is performing absolutely fine.

Best,

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