Originally posted by darkleaf
What error message did you get? Something like screens found but no useful setup? You have to edit your /etc/XF86Config-4 file so it reflects your stuff right. You can also use "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" as root to get a question program that sets the stuff. You're probably using the wrong driver now. You'll want to use the driver called nvidia
I did install nvidia. I followed the instructions that the Ubuntu user's guide gives.
It tells me: "I cannot start Xserver (your graphics display) because XFree86 is not properly configured. Would you like to run a diagnosis?" I click "YES" and it brings up a display of XFree86 information. My options are "Would you like to view advanced diagnostic?" Since I can't do anything else I click "YES". It displays the same information and says "I will not start Xserver until the GDM has been properly configured."
I haven't tried "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" yet, so maybe that will help