Bad video drivers

Asked by Tirrex_Falcon

I have a Gateway NV5391 running Ubu 9.04 that has an ATI chipset. I installed the proprietary drivers to see if I could improve my graphics and now all I get is a black screen. I can boot into Ubu 9.04, Kernel 2.6.28-19 recovery mode and I have tried xfix to auto fix video issues but to no avail. Can I drop to the root shell and uninstall the driver? or is there another way?


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Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
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Best Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff (shnatsel) said :

Yes, there should be "drop to root shell prompt" selection in recovery menu. Proprietary ATI driver is very glitchy. Try 'apt-get autoremove xorg-driver-fglrx' (obviously without quotes) in root shell.

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Tirrex_Falcon (matthew-tidd) said :

Thanks Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff, that solved my question.

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Tirrex_Falcon (matthew-tidd) said :

Many Thanks!