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I followed a guide to install drivers for my graphic card, However when I restart, Ubuntu merely shows a blank screen. I can get a terminal through CTRL+ALT+F1, but that's about it. Where exactly am I going wrong, and what exactly can I do to fix my current situation?

I use a laptop with an external monitor and a Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

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Firstly, the guide you followed is not for 12.04. What you should have done is go the "System Settings" >> "Additional Drivers" and select the Ubuntu Proprietary Driver. It was yesterday when you asked the question, have you made any progress. – stephenmyall May 2 '12 at 19:14
have you try this ? – Boris May 4 '12 at 14:43

Go to the terminal with Ctrl Alt F1 like you said.

The command dpkg -l '*nv*' wil list all the the installed packages containing "nv". With me the offending package was "nvidia-current".

Type sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current. Type your password if asked for.

Reboot your machine and viola. Well it worked for me. Hopefully you will be successful too.

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