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in a terminal and you should get some error information as to why the Xserver doesn't start.
Yup i like to add little more details,
i've 2 kernel installed,
1)Kernal 3.16.6-pae - installed after upgration to jessie
2)kernel 3.2.63-pae - already installed by wheezy
so when i use kernel 3.16.5, xserver shows following error while startx,it's not full error but few last part of it.
modprobe: error:.../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:816 kmod_module_insert_module(1) couid not find module by name='nvidia_currunt'
modprobe: error: could not insert 'nvdia_currunt'
fatal server error: (EE) no screens found(EE)
please consult the X.org foundation support
please chek the log file etc etc......
server teriminated with error (1).closing log file
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to x server: connection refused
xinit: server error
i've to reboot pc to post this with kernel 3.2.63......so the log file is different and i'll try to post full error message as soon as possible.
How exactly did you install the NVIDIA drivers?
In you situation I would be tempted to press Ctrl+Alt+F2*, log in as root and install nvidia-dkms then reboot**.
*Or F1 or any other F below 7, if you like, but I prefer 2 in case they go the Fedora route of putting X on the first tty.
**not strictly necessary but it will both stop any processes which may cause issues and let you know whether the fix will persist after a reboot.
actually i performed only upgrade via terminal, and migrated from wheezy to jessie, and everything is automatic i did nothing manually, installed nvidia driver now is 340.xxx.
i tried to use "nouveau" driver and logged in via lightdm or gnome classic, but no success, hence i googled and read some ask ubuntu forums, and few debian forums,and after few terminal commands found kernel headers missing so i installed it and everything is running fine now.
yup ctrl+alt+F1 to F7 i tried them and for debian jessie i found ctrl+alt+F7 working. now i can login and play games and do my work.