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Im kinda noob here, but question until when is the support for ubuntu 11.10, I just update my PC to 12.04 but, when I install the video driver, nothing show on the desktop even cannot open terminal, just the screen properties so i want to down grade, and i need to know when will be the last support for this 11.10

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Normal Ubuntu releases are supported for 18 months. So Ubuntu 11.10 will be supported until April 2013.

Previous Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, LTS releases will be supported for 5 years on both the desktop and the server.


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Support for 11.10 ends in april 2013.

If your video driver works well than there may be issues with you user profile. The quick-and-dirty solution is to remove ~/.config and ~/.gconf directories:

mv ~/.config ~/.config.bak
mv ~/.gconf ~/.gconf.bak

To repair you video driver you can try to reinstall it with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and sudo apt-get --reinstall nvidia-current. If it will not help you can try to remove that driver and fallback to default video driver: sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current.

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