After quite some kerfuffle I managed to get to activate the proprietary nvidia drivers. Chose
My attempts seemed successful but now Unbuntu freezes after a minute or two and it wont enter failsafe graphical mode. The following is displayed when attempting it:
xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.11 (for technical support please see www.ubuntu.com/support) Current version of pixman 0.24.4 before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implimented, (??) unknown. (++) Log file: "/var/log/xorg.failsafe.log", Time Sat Feb 9 11:37:46 2013 (++) Using config file: "/etc/x11/xorg.conf.failsafe" (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d vesa: Ignoring devide with a bound kernel driver Fatal server error: No screens found Please consult the X.org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. Please also check "/var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log" for additional information ddxSigGiveUo: Closing log Server terminated with error (1) Closing log file.
Now I've had a look on the x.Org website but can't see an explanation of the error, or how to fix it.
With Ubuntu crashing as quickly as it does I can't open the log files in time to see the contents and I'm still not sufficiently conversant with the text based file system to find and open the logs and config files to open them to see what they say.
Do I need to uninstall the nvidia_drivers and then re-install a different set? How can I do that? If it helps the graphics chipset on my laptop is a nVidia 6100 GO so hardly new hardware. Or could it be the fiddling I've been trying with broadcom drivers?
Whatever it is I've done I've made ubuntu pretty much un-usable so would really love help on this one.
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