I'm trying to do a fresh install of the latest lts ubuntu (14.04) on an old Dell Inspiron 6400 with a nvidia geforce 7300 video card.
Everything is going good with the installation, except that ubuntu is using by default the nouveau display driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau). The problem with this driver is that every graphic animation is really slow, just moving a window around is a pain.
So, I installed the correct driver from nvidia (for this card, I believe the correct version is nvidia-304). When I'm starting ubuntu, I access the log in screen without problem. But after that, the desktop won't load correctly. The background image is good, but everything else look terrible and won't work correctly.
How can I solve this?