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Using a fresh install of 11.10; I've literally done NOTHING other than install the nvidia drivers.

It may be worthing noting that jockey-gtk did not offer me a proprietary driver to install.

After installing the nvidia drivers with the following statments:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

jockey now shows that the proprietary nvidia driver is installed and in use; I can use the nvidia settings gui fine; glxinfo | grep gl shows:

server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_texture_rg, GL_ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui, 
    GL_NV_texture_multisample, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_NV_texture_shader, 

Tried to force unity via adding:


to /etc/environment, which ended up with being left with just a wallpaper;

So obviously the unity WM can't run; I don't get any errors messages; I've googled to try and find where whatever the hell this new gdm logs to no avail.

Another probably useful tidbit:


/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p 

causes a segmentation fault; No information is provided before that either, so that is also useless.

What can I do..?

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 23:50

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What does /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p say? – Bryce Oct 20 '11 at 0:49
@Bryce Sorry about that, where I said: Using /usr/lib/nux/unity-support-manager -p causes a segmentation fault; I meant that I used: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p; As such, unity_support_test -p says nothing, it segfaults. – ben Oct 20 '11 at 14:44
Ok, well I think /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p failing is likely why unity isn't starting up. A backtrace might give some clues (i.e. gdb /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test ; run -p ; bt full) – Bryce Dec 9 '11 at 1:00
Also, your /var/log/Xorg.0.log might shed some light on the situation. It sounds like your GLX module is loaded properly but it's possibly the log will show a revealing error message. – Bryce Dec 9 '11 at 1:02
Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyways or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reasons why you want it open. Regards – Bruno Pereira Mar 7 '12 at 23:50

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