I just updated ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10. After the update, it asked if I wanted to enable the nvidia driver. I clicked yes. Upon rebooting I got an error and no gui, just the command line. Does anyone know how I can fix this, or how to disable the nvidia driver from the command line?
Hi and Welcome !
Boot up in command line mode and execute this
Reconfigure display settings and reboot machine.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
sudo shutdown -r now
Thanks for the reply. I tried a solution that I found on google, but it didn't work. Now I don't even get a command line, just a blank screen. How can I boot to get a command line to implement the code you suggested? Sorry, I'm a newbie.
Highlight Ubuntu title in GRUB Menu and press 'e'. Select kernel line and press 'e' again. Type single and hit Enter key. Press 'b'. Ubuntu will boot up single user command line mode.
Highlight Ubuntu title -- e -- select kernel line -- e -- type single -- hit Enter key -- b.
I tried reconfiguring, but it didn't work. Apparently I don't know how to properly configure it. Is there anyway I can revert back to what it was before I checked "enable nvidia"?
Execute sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg command again and select "nv" driver instead of "nvidia". In case it doesn't work, select "vesa" driver.
You can edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf file directly. Just set Driver value to nv or vesa in Section Device 'Video Card" in xorg.conf file.
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nv didn't work but vesa did.
Likely what happened was when you upgraded a new version of the Linux kernel was installed. Nvidia's driver has to be compiled against your specific version of the kernel otherwise it won't work. You could either reinstall the driver yourself manually now that you have a GUI working or you could let Ubuntu do it for you with the Restricted Drivers Manager in the System->Administration menu.
Originally Posted by lwpack