View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lost desktop after nvidia 177 driver change

March 30th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Just installed 8.10, did the update, rebooted.
Then I went and enabled ver 177 nvidia accelerated graphics driver. It d/l'd it, and installed it. I rebooted, and hey, it won't launch gnome. I'm at the CLI login.
I tried looking through the forums here, and can't really find out how to restore the original configuration/driver. Anyone know why it does this?

March 30th, 2009, 02:22 AM
I got an update today for a new nvidia driver 180 I think. After installing it I could get to the login screen and login then everything went black. I went into grub and used the recovery mode to go back ...then I just re enabled the 177 driver.

March 30th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Same problem here when I updated and installed the recommended 180 driver I get blank screen after login. I choose recovery mode next login and still get a black Gui. Any help would be great.:confused: