Ubuntu 12.04 problems with NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M

So finally I’ve got my old laptop working with the current Ubuntu 12.04 release.

To do this I’ve followed this user advice and completely removed the proprietary NVIDIA driver:


sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia*
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau libdrm-nouveau1a nouveau-firmware

Reference: [8400m] nvidia-graphics-drivers (295.33-0ubuntu1), is causing failed restarts. shutdowns & only a blackscreen on tty’s other than tty7

  • Grokwik

    Thanks a lot for this tip post. It “saved” me :)

  • Thanks

    Thx it works for me although 2nd command give me error.

  • Thanks

    sry my problem still appears later (graphic distortion at random places after i used launchpad).