View Full Version : [ubuntu] GDM Started, Gnome won't Display

February 28th, 2009, 07:03 PM
I was trying to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run, so I opened rcconf and unchecked gdm.

I rebooted, installed the Nvidia driver, everything seemed to work fine.

Then I again opened rcconf, checked gdm, and rebooted.

Now when I reboot, I get the Ubuntu Loading Screen, then just a black screen. No matter how long I wait, nothing happens unless I press [ALT]+[F4], which it then goes to a command line login screen.

If I try to start GDM manually, it tells me that GDM is already running, then aborts the operation.

Can someone please help me get Gnome back?

Thanks in advance.

February 28th, 2009, 07:56 PM
HI 13013,

I had similar issues on my notebook while using the latest notebook nvidia drivers.(..180.22..0 final)

Turns out that, if I run the latest version, it won't work. However, running the beta version ...180.17... does work perfectly. you might want to try that one.