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Hey guys, I dual-booted ubuntu several months ago but threw up my arms in fustration way too soon. So I snapped out of my weak trance and decided to work hard at understanding it... but there is a good problem.
A month ago, I upgraded my ATI 9600 SE to a Nvidia 6600 GT. I updated the drivers and everything for windows, but never did for Ubuntu. Now when I try and load my Linux OS... they say it says that my graphics card isn't supported and they must disable my "server X". I can log in and use everything, but there is no GUI, so I have no idea what to do or how to fix it.
If anyone can help, much appreaciate it.
Get the driver and install it: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or XF86config). You can also use nvidia-xconfig.
Maybe you'll have to uninstall ATI drivers if they were installed.
You have plenty of threads in this site explaining how to install a NVIDIA gpu.
As for downloading it via CLI, try links2, lynx or another textonly browser, you may get lucky and have one installed you had no idea was there. Otherwise you will ahve to use a command like wget "ftp location" after finding the exact download location on an ftp.
Alright, so I put in sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorgand everything is going good until I have to choose my monitors color.
24 bit, I choose it, and then on the bottom it says something similiar to "warningverwriting etc etc" and then the commandline follows. What am I suppose to type in the commandline now?
Alright, tried that. Then a whole heck load of stuff happens and then I get
fatal server error: no screens found
fatal IO error 104 on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed} with 0 events remaining.