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I recently updated to 13.10, it broke all my opencv installation (impossible to compile or run previous programs that were ok on 13.04). I've found out that cuda wasn't installed anymore, nor were the nvidia drivers.

So here I go to try to install them again (did it in 13.04). I tried all is suggested here: Anyone has successfully installed CUDA 5.5 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit? That is, trying to install from:

sudo ./

It didn't work and i could recover from the low graphic mode issue. Then after enabling the proper repository I tried:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331

It didn't work either and i could recover from the low graphic mode issue.


sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates-dev

This got me totally stucked: I now can't recover from the low-graphic mode.

I've checked and tried:

NVIDIA driver problem after updating to 12.04

How can I get out of low graphics mode on 12.04?

Ubuntu with opencv are my working tools... Would anyone be able to help?

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Important note: I now get the splash screen normally, prompting me to input my password but after that remains a black screen with the mouse pointer. – Ludo Mar 28 '14 at 8:23

For me this is what worked:

  1. When I got stuck at the low-graphic mode window, pressed CTRL+ALT+F1 to go to a terminal mode input
  2. Log-in with user name and password
  3. remove bumblebee:

    sudo apt-get --purge remove bumblebee
  4. reboot:

    sudo reboot


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