Last edited by agentfortyseven; November 29th, 2012 at 05:24 PM.
you can use wget command to download an nvidia driver from their website.
I have done it before.
the idea is download it, then install from the boot console window.
You just have to log in from the boot menu screen to a command prompt with networking enabled.
You need to find the details for getting this file using a google search. Or maybe someone else will know a better way to fix this.
to install you navigate to the directory and type
ls shows the files in a directory. cd lets you move into the directory, etc...
You got an error running that command so you likely do not have the xorg file in etc folder.
here is a site that talks about doing this.
there may be another way.
alright I will try to do that and let you know if it works.
for a quadro card, you need either:
- the nvidia driver from the site
- or install "nouveau" which work also with the quadro cards
See /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current-updates/README.txt.gz for a complete list
of supported GPUs and PCIIDs
Last edited by dino99; November 29th, 2012 at 05:49 PM.
nouveau (open source driver for nvidia) is pre-installed. Have you tried it ?
You can execute the commands below to make sure that no nvidia-proprietary driver left in your system and nouveau will be used.
and at the end , give this command to reboot your pcCode:sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf # if the file does not exist , then is OK sudo apt-get install nvidia-common ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
If everything work ok , then is not needed to install additional-proprietary nvidia driver.Code:sudo reboot
i get that same checking battery state message on my headless server. it's because I uninstalled a desktop manager. I am guessing lightdm was uninstalled when you uninstalled that gnome thingy. try to reinstall lightdm.
also, what happens if at the checking battery state screen, you hit ctrl-alt-f1, login textually. then at the prompt enter this
sudo service start lightdm
I have to say I am overwhelmed by your help and support guys. So thanks a lot.