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Thread: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

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    Exclamation Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. The other day, the reccommended updates had an Nvidia driver update with it. I ran the updates like I do every time they popup. Yesterday, I turned on my computer for the first time after shutting down when the updates completed. Instead of the usual GUI login screen, I was presented with the terminal comand prompt.

    I have been racking my brain all day and the only thing that provides any change is purging Nvidia from my computer using the following script:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia* && sudo apt-get autoremove
    Doing this and restarting presents me with the GUI, albeit in a very cramped 1024x768 screen resolution. That and 800x600 are the only options available to me in the Display settings window. Prior to this latest update, I could go all the way up to 1920X1080.

    I am running an Asus laptop with a Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M graphics card.

    I tried using all the available Nvidia drivers in the Additional Drivers section. Of course none of the available drivers have names that I recognize from before the update.

    Any help in getting the Nvidia drivers working would be great. Programming and gaming just can't happen in my current state.
    Last edited by ezacharyk; March 22nd, 2013 at 04:18 AM.

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    Re: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    Hi ezacharyk.

    Is there an 'nvidia-current' version? I'd recommend that.

    If not, could you post a screenshot of the options offered to you?

    Regards.

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    Re: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    I tride running "sudo apt-get install nvidia-current" in terminal and after rebooting, I was back where I started with no GUI.

    Here are my driver options:


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    Re: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    sorry, double post.

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    Re: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    Try this running this:
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    then restart.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    Re: Latest Nvidia Driver Updates Breaks My GUI

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Try this running this:
    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    then restart.

    Let us know how it goes.
    That did it. I had to install the nvidia-current driver first. But I am back in action. Thanks for the help.

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