I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. After installing all available updates for my system, and a reboot, the following error message shows up:
Starting load fallback graphics devices [fail]
I couldn't run any commands, and the system didn't respond to Ctrl + Alt + Del. But if I pressed the power button on my computer the system responded and shutdown the system successfully.
After powering up again, the only sign of life was a blinking underscore. Lucky me, I had a backup that I restored. I understand that it's probably the Nvidia drivers that's "broken". So, after restoring my backup, I'm willing to make a successful system update, and preferably without needing to restore my backup.
About a year ago or so when I installed Ubuntu on my computer, the Additional Drivers Windows looked like this:
I installed the Recommended version. Now, a year later, my Additional Drivers windows look like this:
The bottom two is identical, while the top two are two different versions, 304.108 and
304.88. Here's the description of the four different drivers: http://pastebin.com/j2RD1mD4
The latest driver according to the description(s) is number 2.
What should I do? Or more like, what would you do?
Should I install all updated except the Nvidida ones, or should I try to install the latest one from the Additional Drivers, or what?
The ultimate would be to have the latest Nvidida drivers installed, together with a fully updated system.
The following Nvidia related updates is available in the Update Manager, and one/some of them is probably the reason why the graphics is malfunctioning.
Thanks in advance!