I'd like to remove the nvidia video driver and revert to the xorg, but I haven't been able to boot in recovery mode. Any suggestions ?
I can boot from the installation disk, in the live disk mode, and edit/add/remove files.
I tried a few things:
1. Ctrl-Alt-F1 to F4 don't take me to a command line where I can try something.
2. The "left-shift" button during boot or the "ESC" button during boot don't seem to work for me.
3. I copied /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe to xog.conf, and then tried rebooting, and it didn't work either.
4. I edited /etc/default/grub to try a few things:
* Changed the parameter GRUB_DEFAULT to 1, 2, and 3 (instead of 0)
* Commenting out GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 and GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET
* Enabling GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a desktop with nvidia GeForce 210 video card.
(Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum “MS-7125”m, with newest BIOS: V1.D, 250 GB SATA HDD, SATA DVD/CD drive, 4 GB RAM.)
Then I changed the driver to the NVIDIA driver 319, and now Ubuntu doesn't get to the initial login screen anymore.