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I'm hoping for some help on this. I looked been into several related problems, but none of them seem to work for me. I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 several weeks ago and it has been running smoothly. Two days ago (November 7) I had a software update, and yesterday I got a black screen after login.

I have an Nvidia graphics card, and in order to get Cairo dock and the Cube to work one needs the Nvidia restricted drivers. As far as I can understand from what I can find, it relates to the drivers. Many of the answers I found require some background knowledge which I don't have. Could someone give a newbie like myself a clean step-by-step introduction to how this is solved?

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Continued working on this. One of my problems was that I couldn't find out how to geta terminal on a black screen. Then I found this answer regarding recovery mode wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode. This helped me as one can program in Root, assumes it's a pretty dangerous place to be for a newbie, but anyway I rolled along and used the commands from askubuntu.com/questions/41681/… to remove and reinstall the Nvidia drivers. After reboot it's up running and gone is the black screen. –  1makla Nov 9 '13 at 12:30
    
OK,now I know what I missed. I'll keep this in mind for future problems. –  1makla Nov 9 '13 at 13:42
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