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I've a notebook Asus Aspire 5742G with a video card Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. If I install raccomended driver from jockey, Gnome shell after login goes into fallback mode. Can I solve this?

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I'd like to note that this also happens with proprietary drivers for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6800 series. Gnome-shell works fine when I use the open source drivers, though. – Barbarrosa Dec 11 '11 at 0:56

I use the same video card and had to blacklist the nouveau driver when installing the nvidia_current driver via jockey.

See here for advice: blacklist nouveau

Hint: After installing nvidia_current, jockey still says it is not in use. This is a jockey bug. You can ignore it.

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I never use the nvidia_current drivers as they are outdated, try getting the latest driver from Nvidia website and installing it manually. Here in my AskUbuntu question I have got a pretty good answer on how to do this.

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