(I am assuming you are a sir)
I am the author of 640 and 643 and you answered me in 641.
Trying, trying and nothing works. Until...I screw thing up completely. I had a perfectly good 10.10 installation, for a year. And trying to install latest nvidia driver by doing
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current (it installed), now I can't get into my system at all. Man, what a mistake I made there. gets to purple ubuntu screen with orange dots and stops. How do I get my system back? I am angry with myself.
I am using here an old laptop. Thanks so much for your help.
Live and learn, I hope. Cause I need my machine.
Waiting for answer.
purged nvidia. system doesn't work with current version 285. How can I get last version 260 back? It worked. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Like I did. Booted in low graphics recovery mode. no other way at moment. thanks.
Last edited by Lizella; October 18th, 2011 at 02:01 AM. Reason: ongoing process updates.
Code:# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 280.13 (email@example.com) Wed Jul 27 17:18:55 PDT 2011 Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Files" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Unknown" HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
Remember when I mentioned that I saw that you had the nVidia (nvidia.com) proprietary driver installed (albeit old)? And that all you had to do was to open a terminal session and type
And it would upgrade your driver to the newest version?Code:sudo nvidia-installer --upgrade
Too late for that now. What you did by installing the debian package nvidia-current... Is now you have 2 different drivers installed that don't play nice together.
To back off from, hold down the shift key while booting up.
- At the Grub boot menu, press "e" That will put you into an edit mode
- Arrow down to the line that says "quiet splash vt.handoff=7" and replace it with the text "--verbose single"
- Press <cntrl><x> to boot.
That will boot the kernel into a TTY text mode. Login, then:
See if that works for you...Code:sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf ~/xorg.conf.old sudo nvidia-installer --uninstall sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linux-headers-'uname -r' sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-* sudo apt-get install nvidia-173 sudo apt-get upgrade sudo nvidia-xconfig echo options nouveau modeset=0 > /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf sudo reboot
Last edited by MAFoElffen; October 18th, 2011 at 01:56 AM.
Didn't you post this output?
Save and exit.
Reboot and try. If that doesn't work, then what we might have to do is to uninstall any nVidia driver that may have been install with that when xorg.conf was created.
Edit1: Nothing. It still doesn't seem to get to grub or whatever (unless using a live CD of some sort). I've been through a fair portion of this thread - is there a pattern relating to laptops, by any chance?
Edit2: Beginning to suspect I have bigger problems than I first thought. Trying to get 11.10 running on an old Dell Inspiron 9300. Primary symptom seems to be black screen - no video feedback whatsoever upon boot.
If I boot from a live CD - Ubuntu 11.04 or a current Knoppix or Puppy live CD, I eventually get in to a GUI and can do stuff. Weirdly though, the screen (both the laptop screen and external monitor) both remain dark until I get to a GUI. That seemed unusual to me and some things I expected out of Puppy seemed not to happen so I tried running puppy on another laptop.
Booting there, I see all of the pre-gui boot up text (don't see any of that on my primary PC) so something seems definitely to be up on my primary laptop. On a hunch, I tried getting into my BIOS (noticed that I no longer see the 'press F2 to go to bios' message) and can't get there.
Seems oddly coincidental that this started with the upgrade attempt. Not real sure where to turn from that point.
Last edited by DrHackenbush; October 18th, 2011 at 05:34 AM.
I spent many hours in this thread following the release of natty and ended up giving up with out success. Now seeing we have another release I thought I'd give it another try. My efforts so far seem to indicate that the same issues remain.
My system is a Medion Akoya laptop with nvidia gf8600m GS graphics running ubuntu 11.10 32bit desktop. No external monitors attached. The current status and things I've tried.
*fresh install of ubuntu 11.10 - system loads up without nvidia proprietary drivers nicely but only allows 800x600 & 1024x768. My screen's native res is 1440x900
* Install nvidia drivers from "Additional Drivers", run nvidia-xconfig.Reboot
- Grub displays then blank screen, with HDD activity for some time then it stops. Screen still blank. Pressing <ctrl><alt>F1 etc does not get terminal.
- Recovery mode produces same result except some text is seen scrolling for a while, then screen refreshes to a blank screen with a flashing cursur top left hand corner.
- Editing grub boot options makes no difference.
Any help would be much appreciated. I'm sure that there is more info that I could post, but I'm not sure which info would be most useful. Please let me know.
Welcome back. I remember you and yours. Jim should remember you also. As you remember (without me evn looking back thru the posts)- you have an Intel Sandy Bridge / NVidia switched hybrid graphics laptop...
Since you left this thread/adventure, Bumblebee continued to grow try to support switched graphics and now has a branch called Ironhide. I hear the process to install, is to install your nvidia drivers (you just did), then move the xorg.conf somewhere. Then install ironhide...