i tried looking up and appending the kernel boot line w/"vga=xxx" after looking up some modes my video supports... though i had to drop to the grub CLI and use "vbeinfo" to do it. in a text session, "hwinfo --framebuffer" doesnt return anything. yes, i installed hwinfo and i get an extensively long report if i just run the command "hwinfo"
That was with using sudo before hwinfo --framebuffer? If you don't, it returns nothing...
i tried following the directions in post #280 to cleanup, but when i go to edit the blacklist.conf it won't let me due to permissions (it's read-only)... and i dont know enough to go changing those comfortably - don't wanna royally hose things yet.
Again use sudo to get rights, permissions and privileges... For example, straight from Post #280:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
And if you're doing it from the LiveCD, you would need peremissions to edit it because it is external to it's own filesystem.
somewhere along the way, i was able to boot into recovery mode, but i think i installed the wrong drivers (nvidia-173, which i understand doesnt work with the 6600) and couldnt ever get back into a GUI. after flailing for the better part of a day trying to do so, i tried a fresh reinstall with intentions of retracing my steps... and have been unsuccessful. i know i'm close... and i'm at least comforted by the fact that i can run a LiveCD (what i'm using right now to type this), but i'd really like the installed version to work.
so here's where i am now: i can get to a usable text console, but only if i append "single" to the kernel boot line. if i try appending "text", i think it gets there... the text is garbled and unreadable, but i can enter commands and it responds. i can't boot all the way into recovery mode - the graphical menus come up, and i can drop to a command line there, but it doesnt go all the way when i tell it to continue loading.
i'm really not quite sure where to go from here. i know there's other stuff i've tried along the way, but i can't remember it all - been working on this about 2 days/week over the past month or so. thought i'd finally ask for some hands-on help... and any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance,
i'm going to go spend some time outside for a few hours - maybe replenish some of my lost vitamin D.