I just ran apt-get dist-upgrade from 14.04.2 and it upgraded ubuntu to 14.04.3. But when i rebooted my laptop my gui wont boot. I tried purging the nvidia drivers (sudo apt-get purge nvidia*) and reinstall (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings) but with no luck.

Any ideas why my drivers would start to fail after dist-upgrade?

EDIT: I noticed that if I let my laptop go to sleep and then waking it up the GUI boots correctly with nvidia-346 drivers so it seems the drivers work but something isnt booting correctly. Any ideas what?

I have a gefore gtx 860M (also intel 4400).

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    What do you mean by upgrading from 12.04.2 to 12.04.3? How you did that? – Pilot6 Oct 29 '15 at 22:13
  • I ran sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which I think changed my ubuntu version from 14.04.2 to 14.04.3. – Bubbad Oct 29 '15 at 22:18

You install wrong Nvidia drivers.

nvidia-current installs legacy drivers that do not support your adapter.

Run this:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-prime

and reboot.

  • Unfortunately still gives me black screen. Any other idea? – Bubbad Oct 29 '15 at 22:00
  • Did the drivers install without errors? – Pilot6 Oct 29 '15 at 22:02
  • Yes no errors in the install – Bubbad Oct 29 '15 at 22:06

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