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Can´t start Ubuntu 10.10 after today´s update

Asked by Manuel Lino on 2011-02-02

This morning, I had the update manager opened requesting to perform an update.
After doing it it asked for reboot.
No more the usual Ubunto login.
Instead, goes into tty1 with the following line before:
[ 8.570060] usbhid 2-1.1.3:1.1: couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint
Linux login:

After doing the login and coming to a new prompt, I tried:
manuel@Linux: -$ sudo service gdm restart

answer: gdm start/running process 1710
and it goes back to
manuel@Linux: -$

this is a Linux box with only Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop installed.
Nevertheless all services are running.

I can access from other machines the Web sites on it, phpmyadmin running with no problems, ftp running.

Help please.
thanks

Manuel

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Can you run:

startx

Ok?

Manuel Lino (mc-lino) said : #2

Thank you actionparsnip.

Did run startx as you sugested, and it complained not being able to load the NVIDIA drivers.
Knowing where I had the drivers, I re-installed ando voilá, after "sudo service gdm restart" everything back to normal.

Still remains the question, why the update did this?

Thanks,
Manuel

Manuel Lino (mc-lino) said : #3

Thank you actionparsnip.

Did run startx as you sugested, and it complained not being able to load the NVIDIA drivers.
Knowing where I had the drivers, I re-installed ando voilá, after "sudo service gdm restart" everything back to normal.

Still remains the question, why the update did this?

Thanks,
Manuel

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Can you run:

startx

Ok?

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ok then if you run:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

do you get a LOT of text output? If so you can run:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

find the line:

Driver "nvidia"
and change it it:
Driver "nv"

Press CTRL+X, Press Y, Press ENTER

Then run:

startx

You can now uninstall the nvidia driver then reboot, reinstall the driver and then reverse the file edit.

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