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    nvidia driver problems

    Sorry for everyone whos heard this problem a million times, but this time I cant figure it out by reading other posts. I have installed ubuntu several times and gotten the nvidia drivers working (my main goal of course is the desktop cube and wobbly windows). But today when I decided to install ubuntu again, i downloaded the drivers from the nvidia siteand then I got rebooted to a black screen. So I tried Envy, which also produced the same result. Then I tried synaptic and installing nvidia-185.xxx (or whatever the latest one is). Please help me! I swear im not a complete newb but for some reason my brain is just not working on this one.

    I have:
    2 8600GT Graphics cards
    AMD64 Athlon
    Ubuntu 64bit AMD OS

    If you need any more info, please let me know and I will respond FAST!

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    Have you tried to uninstall the driver?

    Code:
    sudo sh NVIDIA* --uninstall

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    Yeah, when I did it that way, but that just brought me back to square one.... sorry for my ignorance, but what would that solve?

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    What do you see now? Broken X-Server or the GUI is there?

    Are you able to login in to your desktop?

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    Well for now i nano the xorg.conf to use the vesa driver and i have these crappy graphics. but when i just let it try and start up, i hear the sound and everything, but no video. Just a black screen

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    Follow the on screen instructions and you should be able to reconfigure to previous state.

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    sorry after all the changes ive made im not sure what happened but when i did that there was no on screen instructions. I got this:

    dustin@dustin-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    [sudo] password for dustin:
    dustin@dustin-desktop:~$

    basically nothing happened i dont think
    Last edited by dd1linux; March 9th, 2010 at 08:19 AM.

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    k brb

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    Re: nvidia driver problems

    it said its going to run in low graphics mode. I didnt get the full error message though, u want me to?

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