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I've updated Ubuntu few days ago to Ubuntu version 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/LINUX 3.2.0-58-generic-pae i686) and now i get stuck with a full screen terminal right after de loading screen.

Identifying the problem

As this answer suggested startx prompted many informations among wich :

NVIDIA: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 304.88, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 304.108.

So it seems that getting the right driver version would solve my problem

Solving the problem

Followed these instructions :

remove nvidia related stuff with sudo apt-get purge nvidia* then restart machine with sudo shutdown -r now

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What is the content of /var/log/Xorg.0.log? –  Braiam Jan 22 at 19:51
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If you haven't already, try running startx at the terminal prompt (after logging in). That may start a usable graphical interface. As well as helping to work around the problem as long as it exists, this may help you troubleshoot the underlying issue, and even if it fails that's valuable information you can add to your question.

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