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nnjond 11-03-2009 03:10 PM

Conflict of drivers?
Conflict of drivers?

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10 and Hardware Drivers recommended i install NVIDIA "173'. After installing nothing much happened so i warm-booted.

I couldn't get beyond the spash screen except to a flickering command prompt.

I guess there is a conflict of drivers and i'm hopping it's a simple matter to remove the latest one. I'm at a prompt in the live cd. I think i need to look at xorg.config to see what's there. Here is my attempt to find it. Sorry Cant remember the command to read it.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /etc/X11
ubuntu@ubuntu:/etc/X11$ ls
app-defaults fonts xinit Xsession XvMCConfig
cursors rgb.txt xkb Xsession.d Xwrapper.config
default-display-manager X Xresources Xsession.options

archlinux_jessica 11-03-2009 03:41 PM

I had a similar issue when I tried to manually install drivers to try to improve performance. Heres one thing you can do. Use the drivers the Live Cd provides!

What its done is replaced your nvidia drivers with a different version that doesn't seem to be working.

Please give me a moment to try to find out what folder stores this... I dont have Ubuntu handy on me at the moment. Feel free to look yourself while I search.


archlinux_jessica 11-03-2009 03:50 PM


Try this folder and see if you can find the nvidia drivers they are using. I did this with a different driver so I dont know if the rules will be the same. But try mounting your drive and copy the CD's driver into the harddrive drivers folder.

Someone else might have a better solution though...



This might not solve your issue. Im sorry I was thinking it overwrote a driver you had.

This site might be better for you to look over.


lidex 11-03-2009 04:46 PM

You should find all the info you need here. My first step would be to restart and choose recovery mode in grub menu.

BTW, install 180.xx drivers instead of 173.xx. If not available you may need to enable extra repositories in "Software Sources" or use the guide found here. I would recommend completely removing any other drivers and rebooting after every install/uninstall.

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