View Full Version : [kubuntu] video card driver update - now no X windows

December 23rd, 2013, 08:11 PM
Hey all,
I just updated my nVidia drivers on my Kubuntu 13.10 installation. Now my system will not boot into the GUI. I've tried reinstalling lightdm, but that did not work. I've tried uninstalling the nVidia drivers, but that seems to have had no positive effect. Please let me know what additional info you need to be so we can work toward a solution to this issue.

December 23rd, 2013, 08:36 PM
update... tried removing and reinstalling lightdm. no change. Same issue

December 23rd, 2013, 08:52 PM
UPDATE - ran the following command

sudo apt-get remove nvidia*

After reboot, I was returned to an X windows interface and GUI login. WOW. linux for me is still a work in progress. Although it's been my primary home OS for almost four years, it's been very resilient, and this is the first time I thought I was going to be reinstalling to recover. This was a good learning experience. I hope the command above helps someone else out of a jam.

December 24th, 2013, 07:33 AM
Here's some helpfulness for nvidia