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I have updated my graphics card with NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-295.20 driver and since then the screen turns white with black vertical lines at startup, shootoff and reboot.

Since then I have tryed to change it with the drivers at "Alternative Drivers" and none of them works right, the same bug happens.

What can I do to solve this issue.

Thank you

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marked as duplicate by bain, Warren Hill, karel, Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho Jul 25 '14 at 11:47

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What graphics card do you have? Before installing the nvidia-current driver, be sure to remove the OLD one (installed using the .sh file) first. Have a look at askubuntu.com/a/92587/6969 –  Lekensteyn Mar 16 '12 at 20:16
Great, I had such trouble finding this. Thank you for using nvidia.com in your title! –  TryTryAgain May 20 '12 at 3:14

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  • Hold shift during boot and choose recovery mode option

  • Choose netroot.

  • Uninstall nvidia:


  • Remove the nvidia configuration file:

rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  • Reinstall the Gl Mesa package:

apt-get --reinstall install libgl1-mesa-glx

  • Reboot with:


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This is exactly what I needed, where is that documented? –  TryTryAgain May 20 '12 at 3:14

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