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GeForce Drivers [Solved]
« on: July 08, 2016, 03:24:48 pm »
I tried adding the GeForce driver repository with this
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates but I get this error when I sudo apt-get update
 
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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 03:53:24 pm »
have you simply checked if any drivers are being offered to you by

menu > Preferences > Additional Drivers

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 03:55:24 pm »
With additional drivers I get "An error occurred while searching for drivers."

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 08:03:50 pm »
The Additional Drivers tool should be offering you something.  I have a GTX 950 in my desktop and I installed and used the drivers from the main repositories using that.

Suggestion:  Try removing the repository you added, update your repository list, and try the Additional Drivers tool again.

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 02:18:29 am »
To remove the GeForce ppa you installed:
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sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updatesfollow the onscreen instructions.  Alternatively, you can run:
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sudo pluma sudo ls /etc/apt/sources.list.dand search for the PPA.  Remove it with:
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sudo rm -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/PPA_Name.list
Replace PPA_Name.list with the name of the PPA.  I hope this helps  ;).
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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2016, 06:19:59 am »
It can also be removed by going to Menu > Preferences > Software & Updates.  The PPA itself will be listed under "Other Software," the key will be under "Authentication."  Remove them by selecting them and clicking "Remove."

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 06:50:32 am »
or

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sudo apt-get install ppa-purgethen
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sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 08:10:39 am »
It's amazing how many ways there are to remove a PPA. :)

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2016, 11:11:52 am »
I removed the repository with Andy's method, and went to update but I get this error.

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 12:47:45 pm »
run these command in sequence:
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sudo apt-get clean
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sudo apt-get autoremove
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sudo apt-get autoclean
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-broken
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sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 01:13:10 pm »
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I didn't complete the sequence because I assume it wasn't supposed to do this.

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Re: GeForce Drivers
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2016, 01:51:40 pm »
run these command in sequence:
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-broken
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sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get clean
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sudo apt-get autoremove
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sudo apt-get autoclean
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Re: GeForce Drivers [Solved]
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2016, 11:08:48 am »
Let me ask here. Every time I install Nvinia drivers it breaks the graphic of my winodws. Top bar on any window is not visible or broken. Some GTK incompatibility....  Did it ever happened to you ?

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Re: GeForce Drivers [Solved]
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2016, 11:38:41 am »
It shouldn't do...

Does running
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xfwm4 --replacebring window decorations back ?

Have you installed anything like compiz ?
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