View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.10 boot problem (may be graphics)

November 4th, 2009, 04:01 AM

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 3 days back and things worked fine. I have dual boot setup and GRUB loads properly.
Yesterday, I tried upgrading the proprietary nVIDIA 3D graphics drivers from 173 to 185 (recommended). The installation failed and I didn't think much of it.
When I booted into Ubuntu later, I got a flashing screen asking for my login. This was in the command prompt. So the graphical interface did not show up.
When I try typing, it sometimes recognizes the keystroke and sometimes does not. So, entering my password is impossible.
I am a novice about all things Linux so any help will be greatly appreciated.


November 4th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Could be, I have a nVIDIA GeForce 6 series and originally booted to a white screen. I downloaded the driver from nVIDIA and booted recovery, root prompt. After installing manually, it works fine.

November 4th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Manual install instructions please?

November 23rd, 2009, 07:48 PM
I have the same problem, i have upgraded from the lts version too 9.10 once reinstalling the nvidia drivers i get a flashy screen. but if u drop to a maintenance terminal before and modprobe -i nvidia it boots up correctly into gnome. it starts flashing at the dkms configuration and prevents text input into the system and x server will not start. tried manual listing nvidia in /etc/modules and did not help. any suggestions appears it has to do with module insertion of the nvidia driver. At some point i may do a fresh install and try to see if it is reproducible.