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I performed new install of 11.04, all was well until I selected nVidia 1.73 driver upgrade.

Upon reboot, system goes to black screen.

I can boot into recovery mode, then select a shell, however, when I input this command:

sudo get-apt purge nvidia-current

I get this response:

W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Any help would be appreciated, as I am lost.

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This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  coversnail Apr 4 '12 at 17:10
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closed as too localized by Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho, Mik, vasa1, Seth Mar 2 '13 at 3:03

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