View Full Version : [kubuntu] 9.10 Nvidia Driver Install on FX5500 dell 2400 fails

November 24th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Hi, I have an old Dell 2400 that I was installing windows 7 on it to see how it performed and thought what the heck why not replace the OpenSuse 11.0 partition on it with Kubuntu 9.10 and see how it runs in comparison.

So I installed the Kubuntu and it install just fine and everything seemed to be ok. I hooked up to my windows machines ok and all the multimedia stuff seemed ok.

Then I realized that it did not have the 3d effects working like they do on my Atom 330 nettop that boots win7, osx, mythbunu 9.04 and kubuntu 9.10.

I looked at the NVidia proprietary drivers and activated them.

When it restarted I just got the blinking cursor up to the top left.

I finally got to a terminal logon prompt (either ctrl-c or ctrl-alt-del cannot remember which)

I searched and found this thread


I did

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install kubuntu desktop

Then I did a

sudo shutdown -ar now

After this I picked the repair option on the restart and then selected DPKG option and repaired the packages.

I then got the KDE desktop back with the 3d effects working.

Anything else I should do?