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    Video Card Upgrade

    Good day brillant people

    I am having a little bit of an issue with my Ubuntu install (in my Windows partition ATM) and I seem to have come to a dead end. My EVGA GeForce 280 died on me and I upgraded to the 570. After upgrade, X was essentially useless, as the mouse appeared pinned to the left side of the monitor and graphics were highly distorted. As such I got the drivers for the 570 and attempted an upgrade.

    -Moved drivers onto disk
    -Booted into recovery
    -Swapped to Terminal 1 and stopped Lightdm
    -Ran the drivers, it complained about unable to run startup script.
    -Tinkered with that for a bit was unable to resolve so I installed it anyways

    Now when I boot into Ubuntu, the graphics session is just a blinking cursor. I have tries some other steps found through searching the forums such as deleting X-Conf and a few others that I regretfully can't remember at the moment (had to leave town for a few days).

    At this point I am tempted to move important files off to another partition and nuke and pave the Ubuntu drive. However, before I do that I thought I would ask for any suggestions?

    My thanks in advance.

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    Re: Video Card Upgrade

    did you try to purge the previous nvidia driver? try this When you see the log in screen, hit CTRL+ALT+F2, enter your login name and password, then run these commands in the terminal: Code: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg .This is one issue that linux has not fixed yet. Windows usually has no issue. but when it does, it is easy to fix.
    Last edited by soldier1st; July 22nd, 2012 at 05:05 AM.

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    Re: Video Card Upgrade

    Thanks for the response, tried that and it purged a number of packaged and still goes back to the blinking cursor. Should I run the new driver install again?

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    Re: Video Card Upgrade

    I ended up giving up and wiping it

    but its working again

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