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risingpowers
January 12th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I tried to install the 180.22 NVIDIA driver and it seemed to install correctly, but when my PC rebooted I had to start it in safe mode or low graphics mode. I can't adjust my screen resolution higher than 1280 x 1024 or use effects. I went back to using the 177 drivers recommended by Hardware Drivers, but the problem persists. Help? My graphics card is an 8800GT if that's relevant.

Bachstelze
January 12th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Did you try to use the nvidia installer? If so, you must remove the Ubuntu drivers first.

risingpowers
January 12th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Did you try to use the nvidia installer? If so, you must remove the Ubuntu drivers first.

Aye, that must be it. How can I fix this now, though?

Xiong Chiamiov
January 12th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Try logging into recovery mode, then running


sudo dpkg-reconfigure xorg-xserver

Also, take a look in /etc/X11 and see what files there are (as the driver installation probably make backups of xorg.conf.

risingpowers
January 12th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Try logging into recovery mode, then running


sudo dpkg-reconfigure xorg-xserver

Also, take a look in /etc/X11 and see what files there are (as the driver installation probably make backups of xorg.conf.

It did make backups, but they wouldn't load. I also ran that command in recovery mode and it did nothing.

Bachstelze
January 12th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Firs, uninstall the drivers you manually installes:


sudo sh NVIDIIA-blahblahblah.sh --uninstall

Then uninstall your Ubuntu drivers and reinstall the NVIDIA ones.

risingpowers
January 12th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Okay, so the display is working properly now, but I can't enable any desktop effects.