Ubuntu Bug Jockey Backend Crashed

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I am attempting to activate ATI/AMD driver via the Hardware Drivers app with Jaunty. This is just upgraded with a clean Intrepid install. I saw the status saying the process is downloading but there is nothing that appears and it seems like it's not working even though the System monitor is stating that it was downloading. When I opened it, an error appears. Please tell me what to do with it. Thanks.

Sorry, the jockey backend crashed. Please file a bug at:

Ubuntu-bug jockey-common

Trying to recover by restarting backend.

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Ubuntu Bug Jockey Backend Crashed

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Though I’m not sure if this is a very common issue when installing a device such as a video card in Ubuntu but you can also experience this error when installing the drivers of an NVIDIA graphics adapter similar when you installed your ATI/AMD graphics adapter drivers. Even if you think that it is downloading but the reality is the system has already frozen on “downloading and installing” part.

After this, an error similar to yours will suddenly appear on your screen. See image.

For NVIDIA graphics adapter, here is how you can install the restricted NVIDIA graphics driver without using Jockey in Ubuntu. Open the terminal and run the following command then hit Enter:

  • # sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-180

Once the driver is installed, you need to run the NVIDIA config using this command then hit Enter:

  • # sudo nvidia-xconfig

After this restart your computer and your system should now be running.

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