NVIDIA GTx670 Graphics Card issue for Linux - Ubuntu 12.10

Hello everyone,

I’ve been having issues with installing my gtx670’s drivers on ubuntu 12.10. I removed windows7 ultimate on this computer and decided to use Ubuntu as a main OS on it.

I tried the following but it failed:

1- sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
2- sudo apt-get update
3- sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

I even tried:

  1. sudo apt-get install linux-source
  2. sudo apt-get install linux
  3. sudo apt-get autoremove nvidia-current
  4. sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-video-all
  5. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:noobslab/nvidia-quantal
  6. sudo apt-get update
  7. sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
  8. sudo reboot

Now, what exactly fails is that the screen becomes 800x600 with nothing on it; just a blank screen with the wallpaper on. what I do is that I run the terminal using its shortcut and remove the drivers, and “sudo reboot” my pc.

Thanks in advance :)


Did you try the driver from the nvidia site? I also had some problems with 12.10, I ended up using 12.04. I think the problem might be the gcc version.