Found a way to make this thing work! This worked for my K1100M inside of 14.04 as of the release this morning. Patching or starting in the middle of the following steps ( without purging ) did not result in favorable results.
If you end up in low-graphics mode, just get to the ttyal, by hitting Crtl-Alt-Delete & F1. Login with your regular credentials and proceed:
For sake of completeness make sure all x services are shutdown, you can list all services by:
sudo service --status-all
To stop them ( and please be careful of the ‘*’ depending on your set up )
sudo service x* stop
( at this point when you look at the status of all x-related services a ‘-’ should be next to them )
Next you should remove all existing and potentially conflicting nvidia packages. I’d welcome corrections to this step if anyone knows the packages that are conflicting.
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-*
sudo apt-get install nvidia-prime
sudo apt-get install nvidia-331
The above basically removes all potential conflicts, installs the nvidia-prime service ( and starts it ), installs a driver( hopefully compatable with your device ), and then afterwards asks the Xserver to probe the devices to create a proper configuration.
For the sake of completeness: restart your computer.
** note upon login to a “working system” you’ll receive notifications that the system detected errors, these are probably a combination of all the errors accumulated during your “attempting to fix it” time and existing problems already reported based on the incompatibility of your driver.