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Desktop does not show when I installed nvidia drivers!

I also tryed to install via the x-swat ppa but there are no quental packages yet.

how can i install nvidia-current


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Seems I have the same problem. How extremely disapointing.

By Running:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
and then
sudo apt-get update
Warn that there are no quental packages yet.

Exactly like the original poster said.

If Anyone has a solution I am pretty desperate. The original drivers, make the text on my screen go all jumbled.


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    Solved: At least for me. In my software center I did a search for linux headers. Thats where I saw that the linux headers 3.5.0-17 was not installed. After I installed that, I installed the nvidia driver, rebooted and voila it all works fine now. Oct 20, 2012 at 20:01

did U install this way ?

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

if U did U need a reboot and then

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

to control that it was installed corectly

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