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driver update nvidia

I've installed the nvidia-driver-415 through Software & Updates for my Dual GTX 970s. After restarting, my screen resolution is now stuck at 1024x 768 pixels. I've got two monitors, and now only one is working.

display settings

I also notice that my PC makes a lot more noise now. There are also some weird glitches with overlapping windows.

Here are my system specs:

system

I would really appreciate your help! I am tired of reinstalling Ubuntu just to fix this silly issue.

By the way: The issue persists even when setting the driver back to X.org S server - Nouveau display driver from xserver-xorg-vidoe-nouveau (open source).

pc                          
    description: Desktop Computer
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    configuration: administrator_password=disabled boot=normal chassis=desktop family=ASUS MB frontpanel_password=disabled keyboard_password=disabled power-on_password=disabled sku=All uuid=E0793C6E-DAD7-DD11-9494-2C56DC3B29F0
  *-core
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       vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
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       version: Rev X.0x
       serial: 151158190004513
       slot: To be filled by O.E.M.
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
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          version: 2202
          date: 12/08/2015
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          capacity: 8128KiB
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             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM [empty]
             product: [Empty]
             vendor: [Empty]
             physical id: 1
             serial: [Empty]
             slot: DIMM_A2
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0,6 ns)
             product: 99U5471-054.A00LF
             vendor: Kingston
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             serial: 9B340498
             slot: DIMM_B1
             size: 8GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
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             description: DIMM [empty]
             product: [Empty]
             vendor: [Empty]
             physical id: 3
             serial: [Empty]
             slot: DIMM_B2
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             description: L2 cache
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             slot: CPU Internal L2
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             capacity: 1MiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
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             slot: CPU Internal L3
             size: 8MiB
             capacity: 8MiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
             configuration: level=3
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          product: 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
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          version: 06
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=hsw_uncore
          resources: irq:0
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             product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:16 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:f6000000-f70fffff ioport:e0000000(size=301989888)
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                product: GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
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                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff
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                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                resources: irq:17 memory:f7080000-f7083fff
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             product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x8 Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
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           *-display UNCLAIMED
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                product: GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
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                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:f4000000-f4ffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:d0000000-d1ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:f5000000-f507ffff
           *-multimedia
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                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
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                version: a1
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                resources: irq:18 memory:f5080000-f5083fff
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
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             resources: irq:24 memory:f5120000-f512ffff
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
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             version: 00
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             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
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             resources: irq:26 memory:f5100000-f511ffff memory:f5138000-f5138fff ioport:f040(size=32)
        *-usb:1
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
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             resources: irq:16 memory:f5137000-f51373ff
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             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
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             version: d0
             width: 32 bits
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                width: 64 bits
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
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             resources: irq:23 memory:f5136000-f51363ff
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             vendor: Intel Corporation
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             version: 00
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
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             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
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             vendor: Generic-
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           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sdg
  *-power UNCLAIMED
       description: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       product: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       physical id: 1
       version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
       capacity: 32768mWh
  • We're going to need more details of your hardware configuration, so run sudo lshw and paste the details at the bottom of your post (by editing it) in a code block. Also, please, don't just post screenshots of your config (or at all, unnecessarily), it slows down parsing your question, and means that others with a similar issue won't get a text match when doing a google search. I get that it is faster for you but it reduces the efficacy of your question for you, too. – Benjamin R Jan 4 at 20:02
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    Okay I dit it. And you're totally right, sorry. – Florian Jan 4 at 20:06
  • No apology necessary. The short-term quick-fix reality will likely be to reinstall Ubuntu and live with the generic driver, I'm afraid. – Benjamin R Jan 4 at 21:29
  • Isn't there at least a way to revert the changes? – Florian Jan 5 at 6:16
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About my own experience,

I am using nvidia-driver-390 and

I don't have any resolution problem on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed Asus X550VX (GeForce GTX 950M) laptop.

You can try to downgrade to nvidia-driver-390 driver version.

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