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Old 05-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Problem with Ubuntu booting to HD


Right before upgrading to 12.04, my Ubuntu installation was acting weird: the GUI was being unresponsive. So I upgraded to 12.04 using the command line (ctrl-alt-F1). After that, the problem just got worse. Even doing a wipe didn't fix it. I thought my external hard drive I was booting Ubuntu off of was dying, but when I installed it to the internal, I had the same issues. Here's the frustrating part: When I boot the live CD, the GUI works just fine.

I have a Core 2 Quad with an NVidia GeForce card (don't remember what it is at the moment, I think 6800).
 
Old 05-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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The problem most likely is the Nvidia driver. The Live-CD uses the open-source nouveau driver, so no problem with that, but the Nvidia driver in version 295.40 has serious problems with pre-G90 cards (6000-series, 7000-series, 8800GTX, 8800GTS). To fix that I would use the nouveau driver until the newly released 295.49 makes it way into the Ubuntu repositories.
 
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And how would I use the nouveau drivers? Just uninstall the nVidia custom drivers?
 
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Yes, when you uninstall that driver the nouveau driver should automatically be enabled.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
 
  


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