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I installed pure Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to install the restricted driver,but it became yellow-screen after reboot.
I found this question: Ubuntu 13.04 - installation Nvidia driver

I do in this way:

apt-get remove nvidia*
apt-get install build-essential linux-source linux-headers-`uname -r`
apt-get install  nvidia-current
depmod -a
depmod -a
modprobe nvidia_current

but it says:

FATAL: Module nvidia_current not found.

so I typed

modprobe nvidia_304

which shows, that nvidia is loaded, but when I ran

/etc/init.d/lightdm restart

and logged in, I can only see the background!
Then I ran

nvidia-xconfig reboot

and when it's rebooted, the resolution became small (small? perhaps bad English), and I can still see the background only. What can I do?


$ sudo nvidia-settings
ERROR: The control display is undefined; please run `nvidia-settings --help` for usage information.
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can you use nvidia-settings to configure your graphics? – phoeagon May 10 '13 at 13:43
@phoeagon No,I can't. $sudo nvidia-settings ERROR: The control display is undefined; please run `nvidia-settings --help` for usage information. – gjz010 May 11 '13 at 0:19
@gjz010 Attention: There is no underline or something else before `uname -r`. Use exactly like this: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`. And, before, only sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-source linux-headers – Radu Rădeanu May 11 '13 at 0:32
@Radu sorry,that's only a typing mistake.I did as you say in fact. – gjz010 May 11 '13 at 0:41
@gjz010 And use those 2 commands separatly, atention the second is conditioned by the results of the first – Radu Rădeanu May 11 '13 at 0:55

You should be using nvidia-173, FX5200 is not supported for nvidia-current

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