Ubuntu freezes after yesterday's hardware package update?
Hello all. I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Win8 system running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card.
All worked beautifully until today, doing the first boot after the Ubuntu update yesterday regarding a hardware package of some sort (I recall seeing "HWI" in the update).
Now the system freezes after I log in and I eventually get a black screen of death saying "nouveau E [GPU lockup - switching to software fbcon".
I suspect this may be something related to the graphics card and the hardware package update (but I haven't been using Linux that long, so I could easily be wrong.)
Does anyone know what this might be, or how to restore the previous system functionality?