[SOLVED] Nvidia white/black-out problem "FIX"

[SOLVED] Nvidia white/black-out problem "FIX"

Postby Wolfman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:31 am

Hi,

Problem:

The screen goes white or black (Zorin 6 & 7) when more than one window is open, this is something to do with Compiz, the windows turn white /black when more than one window is open and you try to switch between them.

Fix:

Open CompizConfig Settings Manager > Effects > Animations > Focus Animation > Highlight where it says "Focus Effect" - "Dodge" > Edit > Focus Effect > Select "None" > Close
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Thanks to "gregeubarr" over on the Ultimate Edition forum:

http://forumubuntusoftware.info/viewtop ... 287#p72287

Thanks also to Zorin forum member "karleman" for the info about the Ubuntu 13.04 Nvidia PPA and link about resolution problems.

Important!:

Before commencing with the Nvidia driver installation, please check that you are installing the correct drivers for your type of Nvidia graphics card, some older Nvidia cards require "Legacy Support" and are not supported by any of the drivers listed below!:

http://www.nvidia.com/page/support.html


For the latest recommended Nvidia drivers (version 304.37 as of 21.Aug.2012) please copy and paste the following command in a terminal, (Ctrl + Alt + t) press enter after the command is put in and type in your password which WILL NOT SHOW while you type!:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-304


For the version 319, see the command below:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-319


For version 331:

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sudo apt.get install nvidia-331


Version 331 might not be in the repo, this depends on kernel and/or repository updates!.

(The above commands will auto-install any necessary dependencies!)

Then restart your PC!.

It is important to restart your PC in "Recovery Mode" and select "Network" (Cable Only!!) and then run "DPKG" in case there are any updates and after you have done the updates (Mesa, Xorg etc!), restart your PC with Ctrl + Alt + Del, don't click on "Resume" !!.

If the above doesn't work for whatever reason, as soon as you reboot your PC, start Synaptic > Reload > Mark All Upgrades > Apply and then restart your PC again!. (Yes! I know!!)

If your menu is also going blank when it shouldn't, right click the Zorin menu button > Edit > System Tools > Administration > and take out the tick next to "Nvidia X Server Settings.
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Removing Drivers:

To remove the Nvidia drivers, open a terminal and paste this command and then restart and update your system afterwards:

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sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current nvidia-settings


Or depending on what drivers you have installed, lets use version 304 as our example:

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sudo apt-get remove nvidia-304 nvidia-settings-304


Ideally the above command should be done at root level in the recovery menu, start your PC in "Recovery Mode" and activate "Network" (a network cable is required!) then click on "root" and enter the command, restart your PC with Ctrl + Alt + Del, don't click on "Resume"!.

This might be of interest to some:

https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/

For those who may have a resolution problem:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... st12304338

Regards Wolfman :D
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby Wolfman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:36 pm

This thread has been updated and all older posts; (including my own) have been deleted as I deemed them redundant.

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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby abz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:01 pm

brv how do i open up Complz.
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby abz » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:03 pm

its ok. i found it: compizconfig settings manager.
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby daveray » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:58 am

So glad I found this thread. I was having the same issue with the latest Nvidia drivers but now it is all over thanks to this advice.

Thanks

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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby dwaldo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:53 pm

thank you
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby Zoro1044 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:09 am

Magic thank you /// I thought i messed up upgrading to 6.1 . Now for my next problem with Conky.

Hi I think it cured my Conky problem of not displaying on start up. Now works fine .
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby LoneWolf » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:29 pm

Thanks Wolfman for the info. Fixed the problem.
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby bluewaves » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Had "bouncy white out" bad with more than one window open. This worked like a charm and I appreciate all of you free world techies.
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Re: [SOLVED] Nvidia white-out problem "FIX"

Postby Wolfman » Wed May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Hi all,

this thread has been updated!!!!.

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