12/5/09

Ubuntu Bug #450532 FIXED

UBUNTU:NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 185) failing after upgrading to Karmic dist upgrade. After reboot. 

Fix: Reboot. Select Grub boot loader recovery mode. 
apt-get remove xorg.  
Exit

Log into Ubuntu tty. 
Restart GDM will load. Now login. 
Enjoy.


BONUS:
How to install nVidia drivers in Linux:


It is very easy and you can do it by just following this steps. Remember to uninstall any previous version! If you are using the proprietary hardware tool in Ubuntu you should disable the current driver first and then restart your computer before you start. THIS IS MANDATORY!

Note: Follow this instructions at your own risk

1) Download the driver (for example in your desktop) - Get the pkg1, Right Click, Save As...

2) Enter in a real terminal mode: CONTROL + ALT + F1, then login (don't do it now as you wouldn't be able to keep reading)

3) Go to your desktop:
Code:
cd Desktop
4) Turn off X.org/GDM (Gnome Display Manager):
Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
5) Run the installer:
Code:
sudo sh ./Nxxx.run
(If you hit TAB after the first N the rest of the filename will automatically appear. Remember, Linux is case sensitive)

6) Choose x.org automatic configuration at the last step inside the installation program.

7) Then restart your computer
Code:
sudo reboot
8) Enjoy!
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