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After installing the NVIDIA-304 display driver, whenever I play a video with VLC and scale the window any higher than the native resolution of the video (or full screen), the VLC window goes black. Since my display has a resolution of 2560x1600, this occurs with all videos I watch. This problem DOES NOT occur when all other windows are closed. Sometimes, if I open another window after VLC and then close it, it still doesn't work.

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First remove all the nvidia drivers you currently have installed:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

Then install the correct, current drivers:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Then reboot:

sudo reboot
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Any explanation? – Amja Oct 13 '13 at 17:53

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