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I installed nvidia driver, rebooted, and got no graphics, only console.


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More information please. At least your Ubuntu version. – Octavian Damiean Feb 22 '11 at 21:53
Did you get any error messages on boot? – RolandiXor Apr 24 '11 at 12:11
Duplicate question ... see… – Scott Stensland Dec 3 '13 at 15:15

Can you provide the version which comes up as installed when you run this command:

# dpkg -l | grep nvidia

From the console you can use the following command to install (and I guess replace or remove) the binary driver installed:

# jockey-text

Keep in mind that you may just need to (re)move your xorg.conf (video server config file):

# mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old-darkness

Hope this helps.

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