12.04 boots into command line after activating video card driver

Asked by Hollywoodpete on 2012-05-25

I have a fresh install of 12.04 32-bit on my computer. I noticed I didnt have sound via hdmi so i activated the proprietary driver. After reboot it would only go to the command line

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :
#1

> after activating video card driver

Is that nvidia? In case look up workarounds there.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers/+questions

> only go to the command line

Please try:
startx

Or purge restricted drivers completely and reboot. The system will use standard driver then.

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Hollywoodpete (peterschriver) said :
#2

Thanks for the quick reply. What is the code for purging the restricted drivers?
Startx gave me multiple errors
Im sure getting rid of the driver will help

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Best Sam_ (and-sam) said :
#3

Well since you still didn't mention which driver ...
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
sudo apt-get purge fglrx
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo reboot

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Hollywoodpete (peterschriver) said :
#4

Thanks again. It was the fglrx driver. I think my problem is the motherboard has onboard ATI video but my card is NVIDA. Is there a way to see what card is being recognized? I need the Add-on card active for sound over HDMI. It was actually fine in 11.10 prior to the upgrade

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Hollywoodpete (peterschriver) said :
#5

Never mind. I answered my own question. Thanks again

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Hollywoodpete (peterschriver) said :
#6

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.