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Thread: Need help with either Geforce 7300gt or reinstalling nouveau

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    Need help with either Geforce 7300gt or reinstalling nouveau

    Using ubuntu 10.10

    I tried to install the nvidia drivers for the 7300 gt and messed up horribly. At some point I removed all of the nvidia and nouveau packages. I would just like to get things back to how they were and use the nouveau driver, but I'm lost. When I restart the computer, I get an error like

    drm failed to open device

    and

    no devices detected

    I'm pretty clueless and would greatly appreciate some help. 4 hours of this today is enough lol

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    Re: Need help with either Geforce 7300gt or reinstalling nouveau

    Are you landing at the console login after that error? If not, boot in "recovery mode".

    When you finally loged into the console, enter:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure --default-priority xserver-xorg
    This should restore a default "xorg.conf".

    Try to boot into the desktop after that and re-install the preferred driver.

    You should also take a look at this HowTo about installing the proprietary drivers (if not already done):
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

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