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I have installed NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 11.10. I have referred following article which describes “The Advanced Way of installing Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (only recommended if you need the latest drivers or run a custom kernel.)”.

It was installed successfully but unfortunately ubuntu doesn’t load. When I started my laptop it stops in a screen that says me

*(...)
* Starting bluetooth
* PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions
 saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned)

*Stopping save kernal messages      [OK]
*Starting CUPS printing spooler/server  [OK]

*(...)
Checking for running unattended-upgrades:
*Stopping Failsafe boot delay       [OK]
*(…)
*Starting deferred execution scheduler  [OK]

Then it’s hanging on and doesn’t go forward.

My graphic driver is NVIDIA Geforce GT525M and 64bit DELL inspiron n5110 laptop.

I would appreciate if anybody can give advice on this matter.

Thank you in advance.

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its 'Ubuntu', not 'ubantu' Edited now.. :) –  Mahesh Apr 21 '12 at 4:23
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marked as duplicate by jrg Apr 26 '12 at 19:08

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Sometimes installing NVIDIA drivers causes problems with the xorg.conf file. You may want to rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or remove it). Then you´ve to restart your system. At boot time Ubuntu will create a new xorg.conf.

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I'm sorry to say that, but this happens some times with Ubuntu. It also happened to me when I was new to Ubuntu, and installed some drivers (but it was my fault). I reinstalled the system, it was the easyest way, and on the other hand, installig is faster then windows.

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your comment doesn't seem to answer the question directly. Re-installing should be the last to consider, only if all else fails. –  Mahesh Apr 21 '12 at 4:18
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