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Old 03-05-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Xserver Crashing after Nvidia Driver Install

Hello all, ive got a little problem here. I tried to install a nvidia driver for my video card, it did not work properly, then it rebooted and now its broken.

I uninstalled the nvidia driver and then I ran dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg. Now when it reboots I see gdm for about 5 seconds then ots covered be a blank screen with an x in the middle, i can move the x with my mouse. nothing else happens until i press the power button, and i see gdm for a second. I need help
Old 03-06-2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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did you backup your xorg.conf ..

if you did

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo aptitude update
oh and don,t forget to restart x.


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Old 03-06-2007, 09:34 AM   #3
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The nvidia installation made a backup of the xorg file but when i renamed it and got the same problem. Since then I went ahead and reinstalled Ubuntu onto a newer hard drive, If I have time I will try to fix it when i get another machine up and running. Thanks for your help.


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