I accidently remove the graphics driver (I did something like apt-get remove --purge fglrx* and other things, I don't really remember) and now my computer boot to a console login page.

Now without GUI I cannot connect to wireless internet and so cannot install anything.

Can I revert to the initial graphics driver (and configuration)? Maybe with an installation CD? I have Ubuntu 13.10.

I tried sudo-apt-get install --reinstall fglrx, it did install, but when I tried fglrxinfo, it gives

Error: unable to open display (null)

The initial graphics driver is the open source xorg drivers included by default. Boot into recovery mode, then select to drop to a root shell. Execute mount -o remount,rw / then make sure you've fully removed fglrx with apt-get purge fglrx -y and rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf then reboot.

If you want to learn how to get access to wifi from a command line instead of a GUI, reference the following website: http://www.ghacks.net/2009/04/14/connect-to-a-wireless-network-via-command-line/

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  • Quick and excellent answer! :D Thanks a lot, mmstick! – Khue Oct 25 '13 at 14:41

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