SOLVED - Nvidia video driver doesn't work
this time I really need your help. I'm new to Ubuntu (just two months) and I describe the situation as good as I can.
Laptop: Aspire 5935G
Video: NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 130M
UBUNTU VERSION: 9.10
1) I wanted to install compiz (3d desktop...), downloaded it and then I was asked to install Nvidia accellerated graphics driver (Version 185)
2) I installed the drivers and at the restart, everything loads ( I can hear the startup music) but the screen is just black (no way to enter into the terminal with ALT-F1)
SO.....I probably messed up the situation even more
3) I looked around internet and I saw that I coould try:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg but it just DO NOTHING
4) I made sudo apt-get purge compiz*
5) I decided to further risk trying:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get purge xorg*
But really nothing changed. Now I'm using the live CD, since I'm not able to enter in the GRUB menu anymore (by the way why is it so fast!!!???). I was wondering:
a) How can I backup all my data? Just copy-paste the /media/allstrangestuffmountedhere to an external hard-ddrive?
b) The Live CD settings works, can I export them on the system?
Hope someone can help, from monday I need to work again and I'm really worried!
For now I've found a solution:
a) My folder on the PC is: /media/2342423483749749/home/my_folder
b) So I went to: "cd /media/2342423483749749/home/my_folder"
c) And after that "sudo chmod -R 777 my_folder" (in this way I had the permission to enter and copy)
d) I copied from HardDisk to external harddrive (all my data are safe!!)
2) BRING LIVE CD SETTINGS TO MY COMPUTER
A) Go, from the live CD, in "/media/2342423483749749/etc/"
B) "sudo chmod -R 777 X11" (In this way you can change and move your video setting files in your Ubuntu - the one installed on the system)
C) Copy them in a New Folder just to be sure
D) Go, from the live CD, in "/etc/" (the live CD folder for etc)
E) "sudo chmod -R 777 X11" (so you can copy these files)
F) Copy the files from the live CD settings "/etc/X11" to your Hard Disk folder "/media/2342423483749749/etc/X11 (in this way you just tell to use the default settings)
This worked for me, I'm a newbie and don't really know why it works, I just know it does for me :). Hope can help someone
Re: Nvidia d video doesn't work
Are you sure you're not using the intel driver with this method? do you have nvidia-settings installed? does it say you are using the nvidia card?