Simple Issue Needing Help!

Hello everyone I’m a new Linux user and currently learning the ropes of everything Linux. I mainly came to Linux to get ready for the future of gaming which is very limited at this time of course but will progress soon. Let me first give you a little information about my computer.

OS: Xubuntu 13.04 64-Bit
CPU: AMD FX-8150

Well when I first installed Xubuntu of course the open source video drivers were enabled by default. I changed the additional sources and pointed to NVIDIA’s 313 drivers and they were working flawlessly. Unfortunately I’m the type of guy that has to have the latest and greatest software/hardware so I upgraded my Linux Kernel to 3.11.1 and that broke everything video driver related. The OS runs perfectly find and open source drivers run fine too but not as good as NVIDIA’s of course. I tried to download 325.15 drivers and can’t get them to install at all.

When I type uname -a, this is what I get.

kevo@Kevo-PC:~$ uname -a
Linux Kevo-PC 3.11.1-031101-generic #201309141102 SMP Sat Sep 14 15:02:49 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Right now I’m using the open source drivers but if someone could tell me how to fix this that would be amazing. I heard something about patching a driver but I don’t have a clue on how to go about doing that. I will be here all night hoping for a quick response. Someone help me out please!

The 3.11 Kernel will need nvidia 319 or 325 drivers and also newer xorg and xrandr package. If you want cutting edge kernels, use a distro like Manjaro or Arch.

you need to add some repositories that updates your system with newer versions. in this particular case add xorg-edgers PPA and install nvidia-325 package. it compiles (automatically on install) with 3.10 and 3.11 kernel without any problems.

just open a terminal e input:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install nvidia-325

that’s all