View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lucid 64bit nVidia drivers cause graphical failure

April 26th, 2010, 12:50 PM
On Lucid 64bit testing versions on my desktop Acer Aspire PC with nVidia card (not sure what type), if I install the "nvidia-current" package to enable 3D acceleration, the computer then fails to boot to a graphical environment. I can see the plymouth splash during boot, but after that the screen flickers a few times and dumps me to a tty display. The only way to get back to a working system is to uninstall "nvidia-current" and restart (which obviously leaves me without 3D acceleration). On the same system using 32bit Lucid this was not a problem. I have not tried earlier 64bit releases. Kernel is 2.6.32-21.

What could be causing this to happen?

April 26th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Have you looked at /etc/X11/xorg.conf ? Do you have such a file?
Can you run nvidia-xconfig as root?