I had problem with running Age of Empires II on wine. It was showing some problem with loading some NVidia file (I cannot make this error again), and was suggesting using Nouveau drivers, even if I was using them.
I decided to reinstall the NVidia drivers, and install the newest one. I used that tutorial: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-the-Latest-NVIDIA-331-20-Drivers-in-Ubuntu-13-10-399182.shtml .
After installation and reboot, my XServer was not going up anymore. Using the console I removed all the nvidia drivers : sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*. With that, the system is working again, but the resolution is low.
After that, I removed repository from that tutorial, and installed the nvidia drivers again, but it happens every time - the XServer is not going up, and I need to remove NVidia drivers.
What can I do?
ADDITIONAL INFO: when I try to install nvidia-current drivers with apt-get, I get that info: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies. nvidia-current : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable or xorg-video-abi-13 but it is not installable Recommends: nvidia-settings-current but it is not installable E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
After installing it with aptitude the effect is as I described before.