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Ever since 10.04 I have been trying to resolve an issue with my graphics card - nVidia GeForce 210.

I'm having issues when I watch movies on 10.10 - they are jumping all the time, even with Compiz disabled and when that is the only thing I am doing.

I have tried the solution to How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx? but it didn't work.

How can I fix this?

Here are the steps I took:

  1. apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
  2. edit /etc/default/grub to add the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nouveau.modeset=0"
  3. sudo update-grub
  4. Reboot
  5. Download official Linux drivers from nVidia site.
  6. sh filename-of-downloaded-driver-package
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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Ringtail, hhlp, fossfreedom Dec 2 '12 at 11:35

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Please edit your question to explain the exact steps you went through in your attempt to solve the problems. – dv3500ea Mar 8 '11 at 17:33

Did you check to see if there are drivers available in the Proprietary Drivers thing? In 10.04, its located at System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers. There might be drivers there for your system that were packaged already.

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@Pheonix - 10x for the reply. I did check. And there available drivers. Every time I try this (including on a fresh install ~two weeks ago - after reboot, X won't come up. I'm left with the shell. – David דוד Mar 16 '11 at 16:08
@David: You seem to not be the only one. The same issue occurs with ATI drivers on 10.10. I just confirmed this in a virtual environment emulating an nVidia GeForce card. At this point, this sounds like an error with Ubuntu itself. Have you filed a bug about it? – Thomas W. Mar 16 '11 at 17:39
I haven't actually. The net seemed to be all too well familiar with that. It has to do something with the nouveau kernel module. Since Lucid, it comes with the kernel (and every update herein). Some tutorials have been written about this, by good people. Only problem is - they don't work for me. Even on a fresh fully updated install - on my monster QuadCore well-endowed computer. :( – David דוד Mar 16 '11 at 22:57
could be a billion different reasons then, sorry I cant be of more help. :/ – Thomas W. Mar 16 '11 at 23:05

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