I plugged an Nvidia GTX 650 Ti into a desktop computer running Kubuntu 13.04. I started out following this guide on dedoimedo.com, moving on to the general Nvidia driver omnianswer here on Ask Ubuntu. The advice there (and that accessible through the relevant links) has been tried.
The GPU is found.
lspci | grep -i vga returns
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti] (rev a1).
The Edgers PPA is active, using the
nvidia-325 driver package. Jockey says it has been enabled, but not in use. 319, 313, 310 and 304 (the last one being set up by nvidia-current, apparently) do not improve the situation. Jockey-text -l output
xorg.conf file is generated by
nvidia-xconfig, run after enabling the driver via Jockey. My xorg.conf (Oddity:
nvidia-xconfig does not run from anywhere. I have to go into the nvidia-325 directory and run it from there.)
Normal startup results in the Kubuntu logo flashing for a second or two. But instead of the login screen appearing, the monitor goes blank.
Going into recovery mode and running
startx gives a
no screens found error. The error log in Xorg.0.log
xorg.conf, I can boot normally into a barely-functioning KDE. Default resolution very low, window title bars not visible, desktop effects off, and so on.
Where do I go from here to get a functional, accelerated desktop environment?