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another boot question. I have installed every different Nvidia driver presented from 304 and above as found in the System Settings>Software and Updates>Additional Drivers

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Currently I am using the latest version, 313, but the message below appears in dmesg for ALL the proprietary drivers.

X.Org.X server causes major screen redrawing problems, so I can not use this.

  • The second monitor, ViewSonic VA2016w 1680X1050, flickers very slightly all the time.
  • The main Graphics Card is a GeForce 8400M GT
  • The laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-AR71E (probably the problem!!!)

    [   53.505648] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
    [   53.505654] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
    [   53.505657] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
    [   53.505660] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
    [   53.505662] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.
    

My question is, What does the warning mean to me and how do I, if needed, fix it?

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