I wanted syntax highlighting in vim. I read in some forum that I should do:
sudo apt-get install vim
I guess there were a lot of dependencies, so it took a while. I typed "YES" a few times without really reading the prompts.
My computer restarted and now my mouse & internet don't work. I suspect something got messed up in gnome.
I should mention that things were working perfectly before I ran the command to update vim (namely, my mouse and internet were working).
How to fix?
I believe I'm using 8.04.
*EDIT: More Info *
cat /etc/issue = Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS \n \l
/var/log/messages is empty.
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE =
(EE) module ABI major version (7) doesn't match the server's version (2)
(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) fglrx(0): atiddxDriScreenInit failed, GPS not initialized.
(EE) No input driver matching 'mouse'
EDIT: Attempt 1
I tried the following (as mentioned here):
$ sudo update-rc.d -f gdm remove #get rid of the old boot symlinks
$ sudo update-rc.d gdm defaults 25 #add the new ones with a higher priority
I restarted and got an IRQ 19 Nobody Cared error.