GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 12.10 NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M

In the BIOS settings, disable Optimus in Display settings


sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
+ add 'blacklist nouveau'
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates-dev
sudo apt-get -y install nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig

I had previously gone through the steps to getting gnome 3 on Ubuntu, so this really only fixes the video card driver so X can recognize it properly on startup. You may need to go through and install more stuff, but this at least gives you a properly configured system for running Gnome 3 using the aforementioned configuration.

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  1. I have a Dell 6420 w/ NVS 4200M and I followed your instructions:

    I would like to state my setup is as follows:
    Ubuntu Fresh Install-12.10, but since its a work laptop, even listening to an MP3 is against TOC. So I’ve installed Ubuntu to a USBKEY from a LIVECD.

    When I get to ‘sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates-dev’ it tells me its dependent on ‘nvidia-current-updates’.

    What I did was break the command into 3 parts:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates-dev

    If all goes well, I will install xconfig and reboot. I will post back with the thumbs up or down, pertaining to my specific install.

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