derek wrote:If I install the initial set of updates, it borks my X config with the proprietary nvidia drivers. Doesn't seem to matter how I install them, I tried envy, the restricted drivers manager, and doing it manually. If I do it manually, it does install and I can bring startx up as normal via the command line using the nvidia drivers. After a reboot though, it pukes, and tells me there is no valid configuration. If I use the config tool that pops up on failure, it won't start the nvidia drivers, even if i manually choose them.
I just did a fresh reinstall, without the updates, and everything appears to be running as it should be (well, as it ran during the betas. Still have to set a decent resolution via 'sudo nvidia-settings', but it's done that since the first beta.)
Do you have a Nvidia 8500, 8400, 9600? If you do, enable the Ubuntu proposed repositories to download the latest version of Envy which supports these cards; download this version even if you have a compatible card. Now follow these steps:
1. sudo apt-get remove nvidia*
2. sudo apt-get update (to get the latest version of Envy)
3. sudo envyng -g
4. Select Nvidia on the left side, now click on Install the Nvidia driver (Manual Selection of the Driver), select 173, and finally click Apply.
5. Once the installation is completed, reboot and you will once again have a crisp screen.