Re: Driver for Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS
I am afraid I have no experience with Timidity or ALSA, I only know they are Sound/Audio programs. In any case as the message says [OK], it is probably the next thing that is causing the hang up.
One possibility is that you had an NVIDIA audio driver installed and it was deleted by: 'sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*' but it would be reinstalled on rebooting.
Did it give any response to 'Ctl+Alt+F7' or '...+ F1-6' ? or to other keystrokes ?
What happened when you rebooted after that ?
I would try rebooting, if you get to the GUI Log-in, do not login but:
[ *X*] Press: 'Ctl+Alt+F1' and login there:
If that does not work:
cd /home/username/Downloads # or to Desktop or wherever the nvidia file is downloaded
ls # this will check you are in the right place & you can check the correct filename
sudo service lightdm stop # to shut down the Xserver
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.40.run --dkms
reboot to the Grub Menu,
highlight the Ubuntu entry,
press 'e' to get to edit script mode,
scroll to the line that starts: "linux /boot", and
across to " ro quiet splash" and
change it to read " rw single text " and
Press 'Ctrl+x' # to boot to a tty login prompt # note last messages if it hangs
login& enter password enter startx + 'Return' and note any error messages
then go to [ *X*] above.
Let us know how it goes.
If there are still problems, clarify what Computer/CPU you have, the Ubuntu dist. & version, and if Windows/Wubi or direct install.
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!