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Bug #271

Error After Upgrading NVIDIA Drivers Causing Window Manager to Crash

Added by Daniel Curtis almost 8 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/26/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

After installing Steam on one of my Linux boxes, I decided to try out a one of the flagship games for Linux on Steam. When I launched Steam I got a message saying that it is recommended to use the nvidia-304-updates driver. I ran jockey-gtk and chose to install the nvidia-304-updates and then rebooted the system. After the reboot the normal login screen did not show up and instead an error showed up:

NVIDIA: API Mismatch: The number of created screens does not match the number of detected devices

The problem was with conflicting drivers being installed, I checked this by running:

sudo dpkg -la | grep nvidia

nvidia-304
nvidia-304-updates

In order to fix this problem, I ran:

apt-get remove --purge nvidia-304
apt-get autoremove
apt-get clean
reboot

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