white screen of death in ubuntu - post nvidia driver install
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# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Hi forrest. No, not yet. In the end I think I might have trashed the system entirely by over-estimating my abilities as root, so I've gone for a clean install.
However, I'm going to give the "right" nvidia drivers another go because I'm losing a bit of screen usability on the right hand side of the screen. What I'm going to to this time is save the current xorg.conf file to usb stick just in case and then I can put it back in if it all goes wrong again.
Wish me luck - I'm gonna get those drivers right now!
The nvidia drivers did seem to be working OK before I decided to try out the experimental desktop effects.
I've read a few other nvidia driver threads but none are exactly the same as my problem.
So, just to recap, once I install the new drivers I should run nvidia-xconfig?
Hi, I started this thread and I think it's time to finish it.
I finally sorted out my problems by using the most up-to-date NVidia driver. I edited Xorg.conf again and again but it didn't work.
Now my windows are wobbling like mad, although the 3D cube effect is still not working. The new NVidia driver works great in ubuntu at last, but the old ones always trashed X, meaning I had to go into recovery mode to re-install the original Xorg.conf file.
The advice, therefore, is to try and get the latest driver (it's probably better getting it from one of the Linux mags than going to the very confusing NVidia site!).
Install that. But before you do I would always advise you to make sure you've a copy of the original Xorg.conf on your desktop or in your home directory.
Desktop effex will work and will get better. I can't wait for Gutsy...
BY THE WAY, I'd better say that when I started this thread I was a complete Linux novice. I probably still am, but I know enough to know that we really have something to be proud of.