dell inspiron crashes after NVIDIA 304.43 update

Asked by sally on 2012-09-06

My dell inspiron 1420 with operating system Ubuntu 12.04 keeps crashing since updating my driver to
NVIDIA 304.43. Thank you for any help with this.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said :

Hello ,

as I can see (from my Ubuntu 12.04) the Nvidia-Current driver is 295.40 so
you updated the driver via PPA . Possibly X-swat ?

Remove the PPA and install again Nvidia-current.

You said crashing , can you login to Desktop Environment , or you cannot ?


If yes then open a terminal (Ctrl+alt+t keys combo) and give the results of this command

find /etc/apt -name '*.list' -exec bash -c 'echo -e "\n$1\n"; cat -n "$1"' _ '{}' \;

Copy - paste it from here to terminal for more accuracy.



If you cannot login to Desktop Environment then boot from Recovery Mode and click ROOT

then give bellow commands with order (write them down somewhere , or mobile photo them)

mount -o rw,remount /
apt-get purge nvidia*
apt-get install ubuntu-destkop
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

After above commands , hopefully you will be able to boot and login in Desktop Environment and you can proceed with command from first suggestion.


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