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    cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    Hi

    I updated my system yesterday (12.04) with synaptic (including nvdia-current) and now I get presented with kdm login screen. after entering credentials it comes back to the login screen. I have edited my xorg.conf file a million times and still no difference. System has been running smooth for ages, I have tonnes of software installed over time and it would take me ages to get it all back, not to mention my limits on downloads that will make it harder for me to complete if I was to start from scratch again.

    There were some problems stated by synaptic but I was stupid enough to reboot and see what would happen.

    now i want to revert back to whatever drivers (vesa?) 12.04 comes with out of the box and use 'addittional drivers' to fix the problem.

    does anybody know how to do this? all I have is virtual terminals to work with.

    thanks for reading my post
    Last edited by wabbalee; May 19th, 2013 at 10:06 PM.
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    Re: cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    You can use apt-get on the command line to purge nvidia-current. Nouveau should get enabled on the next boot.
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    Re: cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    Thanks for your reply, after a day looking up all sorts of ways to get it back under command line, I started looking through my usb devices and found a back up from a few months ago that I have used and updated successfully. I did purge nvidia current before I posted this thread, but it made no difference which is most likely due to my lack of knowledge from tha almighty command line.
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    Re: cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    now I'd like to mark it {SOLVED} but i am not seeing how to do it..
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    Re: cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    The old easy way broke with the recent forum update. Editing the first post is the current workaround.
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    Re: cannot login to x after update, want to revert to vesa

    Thanks CatKiller,
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