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I have just recently installed Ubuntu with the wubi installer alongside windows.

However, when I try to start Ubuntu's firefox, it will crash and give me the GPU Lockup-Switching to software fbcom error, after which there will be several switching channel errors.

This also happens when I try to load what I guess to be some more graphically heavy portions of the GUI, such as system preferences and backup.

Since I can look at Ubuntu through windows as it is installed through wubi, is it possible to 'implant' the necessary proprietary drivers into Ubuntu while I am in windows?

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possible duplicate of How to Install Nvidia Drivers (Note: Wubi installs Ubuntu in Windows, but Wubi Ubuntu doesn't run under Windows (Ubuntu boots directly) so you can't use the Windows drivers.) –  bcbc Nov 4 '13 at 21:38
Hello, thanks for responding. I've read through that article previously. My problem arises when I try to use any command such as sudo apt-get update or sudo add-apt-repository. Using these functions will immediately give me the Nouveau GPU Lockup screen of destruction. –  T-Coffs Nov 4 '13 at 22:56
Try booting with nomodeset then. That should allow you to get the additional drivers installed - see here –  bcbc Nov 4 '13 at 23:43
Thank you for the suggestion, however I still encounter problems. I boot into ubuntu with nomodeset, then I do 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorge-edgers/ppa'. Then, I do sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. After this, the drivers appear in the proprietary drivers GUI. I select one to activate and then sudo reboot. But now, when I boot into ubuntu (not using nomodeset), it simply gives me a black screen with a blinking typing prompt that I cannot interact with at all. Pretty strange! –  T-Coffs Nov 5 '13 at 3:11
What type of nvidia card do you have? –  bcbc Nov 5 '13 at 4:17

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