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Old 07-07-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Installed nVidia drivers ok but....

After 3 hours of struggling/learning I came across a howto that provided this code:
aptitude install module-assistant
I was watching it run and saw that it was removing alot of stuff, but I didn't want to stop it out of fear something might go wrong.

Long story short, I had to re-install synaptic and my theme had changed, there's icons and programs missing from my menus.

Is there an easy way to get them back?

By the way: If there's any other newbies trying to get the drivers installed but are running into the "cannot locate kernel source tree" or whatever the message was... I had to get out of X (ctrl/alt/bkspace)
#killall gdm
then run
#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
And then install the drivers I downloaded from nVidia. It was then able to build the kernel source itself.
Old 07-07-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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i think i had a similar problem, with after messing with a package manager i lost some of the theme i had setup and some menu items didnt show up. i dont exactly remember what i did, but i think i did a full update with the package manager and maybe rebooted or restarted X and all was well.


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