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Old 02-05-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Desktop disappeared


Hi all,

Tried updating my Nvidia drivers in order to push the output to my TV via HDMI. Upon completion my computer pushed the output to the TV but wouldn't login. I tried removing the .Xauthority but this didn't work so I rolled back the drivers by carrying out the purge command then installing nvidia-current.

I could now login, however when I did, the entire desktop had disappeared. No idea why. As far as I know, this is a Unity issue, but could be completely wrong. I've tried re-installing Ubuntu-desktop and unity, carrying out an update and upgrade. Obviously rebooting the machine too.

Nothing seems to work. Any ideas are most welcomed.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
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If you have any Live Media, DVD/CD/USB, try booting to it and taking a look at the log files, in particular /var/log/Xorg.0.org, /var/log/faillog, and /var/log/syslog.

Also, which version of Ubuntu is this?
 
Old 02-06-2016, 05:51 AM   #3
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The very latest. Wily Werewolf 15.10.

I'll have a look in the logs, and I can access the OS fine via CLI. I can even log in fine via the GUI. For me, ita the equivalent of when explorer.exe dies on Windows. Normally you just type explorer.exe into run and it sorts it. This seems very similar.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 06:14 AM   #4
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OK, so I've had a look in the logs and the one that is most interesting is Xorg.0.log.

I'm not particularly sure what the problem is, so I'll post my logs here and hope that someone can help me fix it.

Code:
    24.938] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    24.938] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    24.938] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    24.938] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    24.938] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    24.938] (==) No device specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using the first device section listed.
[    24.938] (**) |   |-->Device "Default Card 0"
[    24.938] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
        Using a default monitor configuration.
[    24.938] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    24.938] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    24.938] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    24.938] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    24.938]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.938] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    24.938]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.938] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    24.938]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.938] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    24.938]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.938] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
Then a bit later on...

Code:
[    25.466] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.466] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[    25.466] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.466] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    25.466] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[    25.466] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[    25.466] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[    25.508] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.508]    compiled for 1.17.1, module version = 1.0.11
[    25.508]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.508]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.508] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[    25.508] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[    25.508] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.508]    compiled for 1.17.2, module version = 1.17.2
[    25.508]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.508]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.508] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    25.509] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    25.509] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.509]    compiled for 1.17.1, module version = 0.4.4
[    25.509]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.508]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.508] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    25.509] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    25.509] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.509]    compiled for 1.17.1, module version = 0.4.4
[    25.509]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.509]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.509] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    25.509] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    25.509] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.509]    compiled for 1.17.1, module version = 2.3.4
[    25.509]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.509]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.509] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
[    25.509] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 1
[    25.509] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 2
[    25.509] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 3
[    25.509] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 4
[    25.509] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 5
[    25.509] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 6
[    25.509] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    25.509] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[    25.509] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[    25.509] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.509]    compiled for 1.17.2, module version = 2.99.917
[    25.509]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.509]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 19.0
[    25.509] (II) UnloadModule: "intel"
[    25.509] (II) Unloading intel
[    25.509] (II) Failed to load module "intel" (already loaded, 21898)
[    25.509] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.509] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[    25.509] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.509] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    25.509] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[    25.509] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
Any help is much appreciated!
 
Old 02-06-2016, 10:46 AM   #5
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Reinstalled Ubuntu. Couldn't figure it out. Admin please close.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 09:10 PM   #6
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So it's working now?
 
  


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