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Old 07-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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nvidia driver problems in ubuntu ultimate gamers edition


nvidia driver problems in ubuntu ultimate gamers edition
helppppp someone please


hi i updated my nvidia driver im running ultimate gamers edition 2.6 and now it only boots as far as terminal 1. i am a newbie and am completely lost. of course i have searched google high and low and seems to be a common problem however i have tried editing the xconf/xorg cnt remeber the name iv tried using the restore mode which is second on the boot list and have tried using the live cd to boot into graphics mode none seem to do the trick if someone could help with an easy method i would really appreciate it i.e through using the live cd or something as the commands for the terminal are a pain for me also i would put up the xconf file up but i only no how to view it through the cd i dnt no how to copy it to usb to place on here

any help anything would be appreciated
 
Old 07-26-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Please check your font settings, making it that big and bold makes it annoying to read your post. Also please use punctuation and spell out your words, a more readable post will get more attention and better results.

Some questions: Which graphics hardware? Which driver version and how did you install it?
 
Old 07-26-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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wow fast response and lets agree to disagree making it bold makes it easier on my eyes but thats just me. iv got an nvidia 6700xl graphics card and installed the update which i found from nvidia as an update for my card:NVIDIA-Linux-x86-275.09.07. the problem was when watching any videos on ubuntu all the players i tried kept crashing none would play i found on google that such crashes where caused by compiz cairo dock that having the dock open and playing a video would cause the players to crash (because of something relating to the graphics card) so i upgraded and big mistake obviously. i tried running the program as a executable file which kept closing saying i needed root privileges so i tried through the terminal which said i needed to stop the x server so then i used the other terminal don't no what it is called but i used ctrl alt and f1 i think and stopped the xserver from there got root privileges and then pointed where the nvidia update file was and it installed after the reboot i couldnt get to the desktop which is where i am stuck at now and as listed above i have tried the above methods and have had no luck
 
Old 07-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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I am not that familiar with newer Ubuntu and derivates like the Ultimate Edition, but you should have the possibility to choose the rescue mode in your bootloader. This should start the system without starting X. Now start the NVidia-installer with sudo in front of it to start it with root-privileges. After that generate a new xorg.conf with
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sudo nvidia-xconfig
and restart.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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hi
sorry about the late reply i did exactly as you said but it has not solved my problem i installed the driver again then regenerated a new xorg.conf and i got an error on screen i have taken pictures so you could see the full error code
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:00 AM   #6
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There is a way to uninstall the current nvidia driver that you use.
Code:
sudo command -uninstall
Replace command by what you used to install the driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-275.09.07.run ?)

Next you can try to start X
Code:
sudo service gdm start
You should at least be able to get to a desktop now (maybe via recovery mode). Next you can install the driver from the repository and use them using menu system -> administration -> hardware drivers or install the previous driver that you used.
 
  


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