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January 17th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Hi, I installed Ubuntu Intrepid afresh on a laptop with NVIDIA.

I was ushered into a "low resolution" screen, upon which I promptly chose to activate the "177" NVIDIA restricted driver.

However, after a reboot, my system could NOT load any GUI and now I am stuck at the commandline, with no internet connection. (my device is a 3G which Network Manager automatically connects up, but NM does not seem to load itself in a commandline.

Please help? Thank you.

January 17th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Log in with your username and password. Then at the prompt, run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Which nvidia graphic card do you have?

lspci | grep VGA

January 17th, 2009, 05:31 PM
startx simply gave me a blank blue-ish screen with no error message. I deleted /X11/xorg.conf and retried as well, and still gets the same problem.

My NVIDIA is a GeForce Go 6600.

Please help?

January 17th, 2009, 05:35 PM
What does the new /etc/X11/xorg.conf look like?

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

January 17th, 2009, 05:51 PM
As I am using a different PC to write this, I cannot just copy and paste the xorg.conf file here... but essentially, there are many commented lines ("This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using values from...", then, 3 sections specifying "Device", "Monitor" and "Screen".

Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"


Thanks for helping!