I’ve created topic on ubuntuforums but now I think this might be a little bit better forum to ask for help. This is my problem copied from ubuntuforums:
I’m new here, hope I’m not breaking any rules. I’d like to get help with nvidia driver installation for my lenovo N500 laptop. I’ve been using ubuntu 12.04 for a year or so. I had problems installing nvidia driver with 12.04 as well, but I finally got it working and ubuntu was running smooth. But few days ago, I wanted to change unity to gnome3. When I wanted to install gnome3, terminal suggested I upgrade my ubuntu first. So I upgraded to 12.10 and than to 13.04. When loaded ubuntu, I got login screen as usual. After I typed in my password, blank screen appeared with cursor and I could not do anything. Run terminal, etc. I could switch to tty1-tty6 though.
I googled for a little bit and found, that I should upgrade kernel and it will work in some cases. I had 3.8.something as latest. After I installed newest kernel, it was 3.9.something. But it was worse. Right after grub laptop rebooted. Currently I am running on 3.2.0-52-generic.
I thought the problem was nvidia driver, so I installed nvidia-304, then tried 310, 325, 313 and 173. Not changed a thing.
I tried to install following few tutorials as well.
I believe, that when I looked into logs, I found following error:
sudo nvidia-modprobe libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:791 kmod_module_insert_module: could not find module by name='nvidia_current' ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_current': Function not implemented
and than link:
I did their solution:
1) dkms remove -m nvidia-current -v 319.21 --all 2) edit /usr/src/nvidia-current-319.21/dkms.conf and remove the "PATCH" and "PATCH_MATCH" lines 3) dkms install -m nvidia-current -v 319.21
with an replacement of nvidia-current to nvidia-304 and different version. However it did not help either.
I was frustrated after few days and removed nvidia drivers completely. I’m using nouveau drivers, but now my laptop is super slow and overheated. I can not even watch movies or work fluently. I hoped some of you might help me, what logs should I look into and how to fix it. When I install nvidia driver, I have only tty1-6 accessible. With newer kernel versions not even that.
There might be some inconsistency in my post because I’m writing it by heart. Sorry for that.
In regards with this, I don’t have any nvidia-*.log in my /var/log directory. I installed driver by apt-get or from update manager -> no idea where log could be located.
I am sorry if I broke any of your rules, I tried my best.