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Old 01-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Installed driver for graphics card, now it boots directly to terminal

Finished installing Ubuntu 10.10 in my XPS15, intel i5 4g ram, nvidia GT 420M graphics card,

problem is when i go to additional drivers, the driver listed (Nvidia accelerated graphics) when I install it and reboot it the computer starts on the terminal, no graphic interface. All I get is the black screen asking me login and password, when I enter them, just get the terminal prompt in a black screen.

Any solutions are appreciated. Thank you.
Old 01-04-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Try entering the command "startx" after logging in. This should start xwindows and get things back to normal.
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you can try

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

but you may have to manually configure xorg.conf in /etc/X11 or install your drives from nvidia
Old 01-15-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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i restored to original drivers (not nvidia) and problem went away. I think I will keep it this way, as I have seen several threads with problems with NVIDIA drivers for the 420


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