NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 256MB
So I kind of had ubuntu working, but then I tried updating to the newer nvidia drivers and I broke it. I had to uninstall/purge nvidia so as to get ubuntu past the black screen/no signal to monitor...
I had been using a "Broadcom B43 wireless driver" which used fwcutter to extract firmware from various source files. I have never been able to get this install working with nvidia drivers and am about ready to try anything (including yet another reinstall).
**Nvidia drivers 96, 173, & current cause my system to freeze, lock up, reboot, fail to boot, etc. You name it and it's happened.**
I tried using synaptic, jockey and the terminal to install nvidia drivers. Then I tried adding the swat ppa and installing through System-Admin-Hardware Drivers to no avail.
Every time I start my PC it displays this window.
And when I open Hardware drivers this is what appears.
I'm in over my head. All help is appreciated, I am determined to fix this instead of throwing in the towel and giving up.
I will gladly add any helpful log files or terminal outputs asked for. I'm just not sure what would be of help.