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PC SPECS: GTX 780, ASRock Z87Extreme 6, 4770k i7

I successfully install Ubuntu via USB from the live desktop, though I can only reach the desktop by setting the launcher to nomodeset. If I do not, I get to the desktop wallpaper, hear bongos, and then nothing else appears.

After install, I launch Ubuntu from the boot loader and it runs fine. The only noticeable issue is that everything is very large, as if the screen is 800x600 or so. Then, I install the video drivers and am told to reboot.

After rebooting, I can no longer reach the desktop. This error appears:

*error* cannot initialize the agpgart module. drm fill_in_dev failed

And I am sent to a fullscreen black and white console, where I can issue commands. I do not know enough about Linux/Ubuntu to know what to do here and I just perform a fresh install and try again.

I have tried the official drivers from Nvidia. I have installed via terminal current-nvidia and nvidia-331. I have tried both 13.10 and 12.04. They all end up with the same results.

Any ideas?

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would you try this solution ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152672 –  Fischer Feb 18 at 0:44

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