I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Asus EEEPC 1015PN. This netbook has an Nvidia Ion GPU, which I had to install Mtrons scripts in order to use (located here: https://sites.google.com/site/mtrons/howtos/eeepc-1015pn). These worked great at first and I much prefer the Nvidia mode for Steam and Minecraft and other gaming.

However today I tested out the Intel mode and it also works great. But I restarted in order to go back to the Nvidia mode and it doesn't boot to the window manager, instead it just drops me into tty1. The only way I can get to a GUI is by using the Intel mode and now I'm basically stuck in Intel mode. I tried restarting many times and also have tried the commands from Mtron's script such as sudo display-settings auto and sudo display_settings fix and also sudo display-settings config-nvidia. None of those worked. I can't seem to get to the GUI. I would appreciate some advice if anyone has encountered this problem. Thank you very much.

  • Please give us output of sudo lspci | grep VGA. – Misery Apr 9 '13 at 9:43
  • 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) – Pat Apr 9 '13 at 9:48
  • Could you please put here an information if anything is written in 7th terminal? ( Alt+Ctrl+F7 ) If not then please write start x and let us know what is the output – Misery Apr 9 '13 at 9:59
  • everything is normal but there are a couple lines that talk about the GPU issue. For example at the top it says: Starting Bumblebee supporting nVidia Optimus Cards [fail] then a bunch of [OK]s and further down it says No suitable module for kernel found [fail] and the last one further down after a few [OK]s says Starting load fallback graphics devices [fail] Sorry if this doesn't help, I wasn't sure what to write exactly – Pat Apr 9 '13 at 11:09
  • try to generate Xorg.conf file (sudo Xorg -configure) and put the output here. Path to this file will be prompted to the screen. – Misery Apr 9 '13 at 11:14

This should have been a bugreport and not a question suitable for this site but well, here we are ;) Next time, use the integrated "report a bug" wizard in the gui. So we can make sure bug reports reach me.

This bug happened because the driver naming schema for the nvidia binary driver package changed from 'nvidia-current' to nvidia-< first 3 digits of driver version>. The scripts are updated now and work with the new schema, so update to the latest version (assuming you already added the ppa run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ) and run

sudo display-settings regenerate-glx 

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