My problem is that after trying to update my driver through the additional drivers GUI I can't boot Ubuntu with GUI anymore, since Xorg says the kernel module is of version 304.88 (The old version before I updated) but the driver components are of version 319.32 (The new version)
This is the output of dpkg -l | grep nvidia
dkpg -l | grep nvidia ii nvidia-304 : 304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3 NVIDIA binary Xord driver, kernel module and VDPAU library ii nvidia-319 : 319.32-0ubuntu0.0.1 NVIDIA binary Xord driver, kernel module and VDPAU library ii nvidia-common : 1:0.2.44.2 Find obselete NVIDIA drivers ii nvidia-current : 304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3 Transitional package for nvidia-current ii nvidia-settings : 304.88-0ubuntu.0.0.3 Transitional package for nvidia-settings ii nvidia-settings-304 : 304.88-0ubuntu.0.0.3 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver ii nvidia-settings-319 : 319.32-0ubuntu.0.0.1 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
That's the output of that file.
The message startx gives me is:
NVIDIA: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 304.88, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 319.32. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.
Fatal server error: no screens found
I understand that something went wrong during the update, so I wonder how to fix this so that the remaining parts of 304 are removed and replaced with 319. I don't know hwere to start because I thought that nvidia-current was the one that would update to 319 and so reinstalling that didn't work. And I googled and found that somebody said to try to install/reinstall/uninstall this package: nvidia-current-updates-dev
But I didn't have that package installed so it did not help. Other than that, I am clueless. I hope the information I provided will be enough so I can get an answer soon.
lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise uname -a Linux SQuad 3.2.0-52-generic #78-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 26 16:21:44 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/LINUX
NVIDIA driversare meant for latest
Kernel. So there are two options for you.. either your remove older version of
Install latest kernel. Edit your question and paste the result of:
Ubuntu 12.0.3 LTS.. It should show 3.8.x. I am posting the way to install better kernel like 3.8.x as an answer.. Please give me some time.