Anyone running Ubuntu 64-bit.

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On the Ubuntu page it used to say the 32 bit distro was recommended for most machines. I was able to pick up a bargain basement 64-bit machine detailed HERE and I load Ubuntu 64-bit on it, the NVIDIA driver and start using Unity. Load a few more things, like Virtualbox etc and after a while the entire GUI starts slowing down and studdering. I try uninstalling the NVIDIA but that does not fix it. I check the CPU "load" and it has 7 jobs in the run queue, when the machine should be idle. As a general question, has anyone run 64-bit Ubuntu and had these issues. This was 11.04
 
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On one of my machines i was having those issues. It also was nvidia. I havnt messed with it since. on my other laptop its running flawless but that has intel. Not sure why nvidia doesnt want to play well.
 
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Either upgrade to version 11.10 or do a clean install. You may also try Lubuntu 64 bit or the KDE version. I like a simple desktop and Like Lubuntu. Link To Lubuntu It should solve your problems if you do not need any features that the NVIDIA driver offers. Do a search for the LXDE Desktop to tweak it.
 
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I run 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 on several machines without issue. Some have Nvidia cards. These machines all run older desktop environments (GNOME on Metacity or Compiz, or twm in one case), so I think the attention should be on Unity and whatever underlying windowing manager makes it work.
 
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I have Ubuntu 11.04 and mint installed. I have an HP PAvilion dv9009. I had some video issues but went to nvidias site. I also went to snaptic package manager. There is a video card fix for Nvidia laptops and for HD video. It seemed to help me, Malcolm
 
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Originally Posted By: Stu_Rock
I run 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 on several machines without issue. Some have Nvidia cards. These machines all run older desktop environments (GNOME on Metacity or Compiz, or twm in one case), so I think the attention should be on Unity and whatever underlying windowing manager makes it work.
Same deal here. I haven't had any Nvidia issues from 10.04 and earlier. Something must have gotten broken along the way. I'm still running 10.04 without any Nvidia issues.
 
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I'm running x64 11.10 Ubuntu on one of my boxes that is primarily used as a server. I run the x64 mint on two more, and the x32 mint on another. I just can't stand Unity, but other than that it's fine. No problems. Clean install should set you straight. I haven't had driver problems with linux since 2009.
 

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Bit of an update. After my reinstall, the issue reoccured. I revisited the machine a few weeks later and I noticed that my "top" command only was indicating (2) CPUs. My machine has (2) HT processors so it should indicate (4) Then I remembered I turned off ACPI to get the machine to boot. Checked the /etc/default/grub file and it was set to noapci and acpi=no; I edited out the acpi=no and the boot loader was updated automatically because at the same time updates were running and I knew grub would be updated as a result of the updates being applied. Preliminary results look good; CPU's are indicating (4) and the display has not gone into jittery mode. I even switched back to full 3D Nvidia mode and did some Unity tweaks. I'm sure people are tired of hearing it, but Unity is good (for me) It took me a while to appreciate its fluidity.
 
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