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I have an Nvidia Geforce 680 GTX and installed the prob. driver Ubuntu showed me![Screenshot1]. I have the problem that if e. g. I have to scroll down a large document I get glitches. I looks like some lines are overlaying or rendered to late. It's kinda hard for me to describe it since I don't know how to explain it in English ;-)

Maybe it's just a setting in the Nvidia XServer? The screen is connected via HDMI. Could ths be the problem.

The problem exists in Unity and Gnom3.

Here is some more information about the system:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Memory 16 GB
  • Intel Core i7-3770K CPU@3.50GHz x 8
  • Graphic GeForce GTX 680/PCIe/SSE2

I really would appreciate if someone could help me. This is quite annoying. If you need any further information I will try to provide them.

Thanks in advance!


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What version of nvidia drivers are you currently using? It's not clear from the screenshot. – landroni Jan 11 '14 at 8:39
  1. Check on Nvidia's Unix Driver Archive or Driver Downloads which version of their drivers support your card (GeForce GTX 680). In this case it's 304.1170 and 331.20.

  2. Check on if this package is provided for 12.04. If not, then check for it in the proposed repo (see how to search for proposed updates on and BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia). Both versions are packaged for Precise in updates or proposed repositories: “nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates” and “nvidia-graphics-drivers-331-updates”.

  3. You can enable updates repo in Synaptic > Settings > Repos > Updates > Updates and then install the latest nvidia-304 (actually 304.116 is available). You can use Additional Drivers to enable this driver. Prior to doing so, you may want to sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-304.

  4. If that doesn't work, you can enable proposed repo in Synaptic > Settings > Repos > Updates > Proposed and then install the latest nvidia-331. You can use Additional Drivers to enable this driver.

  5. After installing the necessary driver, sometimes it's necessary to run sudo nvidia-xconfig. See NVIDIA X Server Settings lost on every reboot.

  6. Reboot.

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