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Recently I installed Ubuntu on my new system which has a Nvidia graphics card. After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I felt that the screen resolution was not good and though it was maybe because the Nvidia drivers were not installed, so I tried to install the driver using the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

After installation I restarted my system. Upon restarting, the system hangs on a screen which displays Nvidia logo and does not proceed. Can someone help me?

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what is your graphics card. post result of lspci | grep VGA – Web-E Aug 1 '12 at 11:07

Not entirely sure why you added that repository as nvidia-current will be in the official ubuntu repo.

Anyway try hitting CTRL + ALT + F1 and that should take you to a prompt. Log in and type

sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Then restart.

I had an issue the other day where by nvidia driver install was hanging and re installing it resolved the issue.

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