I have an old AMD64 box that was working quite nicely on in 12.04 LTS with onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 chip but ONLY running Nvidia 302.7 which I learned the HARD way after trying just about every other driver. My son gave me an Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS card and my nightmare began.
To make a VERY long story short, the new to me graphics card ran just fine in the XP part of the dual-boot but Linux was Hell. Finally I gave up and "upgraded" to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in an effort to fix the problem. I'm about sixty hours in and removed the 8800GTS card. I just want my system to work again. Nouveau graphics so slow they look like they are in another time zone. Move the mouse, go get a cup of coffee, and when I come back, I see the cursor move. I know that
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run has fixed my graphics problems in the past. However, I get the error that
[...]/version.h does not exist, most likely reason is that source files in /lib/modules/3.13.0-32-generic/build have not been configured. HOW do I get them configured?
Yes, I have updated, upgraded, installed
linux-generic all without having a
version.h file appear. And yes, I wiped my drive and made a fresh install of 14.04 after removing the 8800 card because the gui was horribly broken.
Can anyone offer help getting my box to work with just the onboard graphics? I do not care about the 8800 card. I am pretty sure if I can JUST install nvidia 302.7 that my life will return to the halcyon days of 12.04, but in 14.04. Thank you.