I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. The other day, the reccommended updates had an Nvidia driver update with it. I ran the updates like I do every time they popup. Yesterday, I turned on my computer for the first time after shutting down when the updates completed. Instead of the usual GUI login screen, I was presented with the terminal comand prompt.
I have been racking my brain all day and the only thing that provides any change is purging Nvidia from my computer using the following script:
Doing this and restarting presents me with the GUI, albeit in a very cramped 1024x768 screen resolution. That and 800x600 are the only options available to me in the Display settings window. Prior to this latest update, I could go all the way up to 1920X1080.
sudo apt-get purge nvidia* && sudo apt-get autoremove
I am running an Asus laptop with a Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M graphics card.
I tried using all the available Nvidia drivers in the Additional Drivers section. Of course none of the available drivers have names that I recognize from before the update.
Any help in getting the Nvidia drivers working would be great. Programming and gaming just can't happen in my current state.