View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I restore the bundled Ubuntu display driver?

December 26th, 2009, 06:01 PM

I had successfully installed Ubunto 9.10 on my Toshiba notebook, with the capability of display main desktop on the internal LCD and extended desktop on a second LCD monitor.

However, after I run System/Administration/Hardware Drivers and tried to install the "recommended" Nvidia accelerated graphics drivers (version 185), it failed during install, giving me the following error:
"System error: installArchives() failed"

When I reboot the machine and click System/preferences/display, I now get the following error:
"It appears that your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool. Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead?

If I select yes, I got the NVIDIA configure screen that I have no clues as to how to configure it.

If I cleck No, I will get a low resolution display driver. I am also unable to extend the desktop to the external screen.

Any idea on how to restore to the Ubuntu distribution display driver without having to rinstall Unbunto?

Appreciate any help!