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today out of curiousity i switched back to noveau driver from my nvidia proprietry 310 driver all went well but now when i tried to enable the proprietry driver my system automatically reverted back to noveau and i am getting big ugly screen of 640 x 800 resolution please help and fortunately i had created a back of my whole filesystem (/) and stored it in my windows partion so if i reinstall ubuntu then how can i restore from backup my applications and settings .please help

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grep -iRnH "blacklist nouveau" /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf shows any output? Also what happens when you reinstall nVidia driver by sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates? After reboot do you get a proper screen resolution then? – Samik Jul 21 '13 at 7:55

Thanks Samik for your reply but I found a solution for this problem and it worked, at least for me.

What I did was copy all the nVidia drives files (.deb files) from my /var/cache/apt/archive and pasted them on the Desktop, then opened a terminal and typed the following:

cd Desktop
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Then waited for the installation to complete, then I typed sudo nvidia-xconfig, then restarted my system.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! I'm sorry but I just want to make sure, are you Arnav803 and answering your own question? – Alaa Ali Jul 22 '13 at 9:45
Yeah, Alaa you are right it is me (Arnav803) who answered my own question :) actually I asked it without logging in or registering my self. – user177282 Jul 25 '13 at 7:08
You should try logging into the other account in order to accept an answer =). Also, you should contact AskUbuntu to merge your accounts. – Alaa Ali Jul 25 '13 at 7:55

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