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  1. #1
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    I messed up my video/update

    I upgraded to 12.04, thought I had the wrong video driver, so installed another. Now I can't get Ubuntu up in graphic mode.

    If I run "startx" at the terminal I get some messages:

    Using system config directory "/usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d"
    NVIDIA: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 304.88, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 319.32. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.

    Fatal server error: no screens found

    Server terminated with error (1). Closing Log file.
    xinit: giving up
    xinit: unable to connect to X server: no such file or directory
    xinit: server error


    I tried burning an ISO DVD with 13.10 and running it, but it wants to install in a new partition rather than update LTS 12.04.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Re: I messed up my video/update

    Hi boz86.

    If you installed the driver either using apt-get, the software center, or using the 'Additional Drivers', take a look at this post here.

    In case you installed the Nvidia driver from the Nvidia site, you need to use the same script you used to installed it, but with the option --uninstall to actually uninstall it. Check here for details (check the section Uninstall Driver).

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

  3. #3
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    Re: I messed up my video/update

    Thanks Papibe

    Working through the instructions, what does it mean

    • Remove all packages separately except for these two: Code:
      nvidia-cg-toolkit
      nvidia-common

  4. #4
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    Re: I messed up my video/update

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Hi boz86.

    If you installed the driver either using apt-get, the software center, or using the 'Additional Drivers', take a look at this post here.
    .
    Got as far as the nvidia purge command in your link and that solved it.
    thanks.

    On to restoring the wireless network....

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