I have a Nvidia video card to enable all the compiz effects. My Ubuntu 11.10 gets slow at times or will froze. Suggestions.

Which one:

  • nvidia-173
  • nvidia-96
  • nvidia-common
  • nvidia-current
  • nvidia-va-driver

Here, the data of my card:

ubuntu 11.10 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] (rev a1)

1 Answer 1


in "Additional Drivers" there should be shown a "recommended" NVIDIA-driver. Activate it (with working internet connection) and reboot.

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