I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit on my PC with my USB Flash disk. I then installed an NVIDIA driver through Additional Drivers. Unfortunately, I forgot the driver's version, but I think it's nvidia-185.

And I rebooted my PC an ugly splash screen appeared, and I can't pass the login screen or log in.

How can I resolve this?


As mentioned in this article, I needed to disable nouveau before installing the driver.

  • Is Mr. lovinglinux :) I'm glad you fixed it. – lovinglinux Oct 17 '10 at 11:49
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    that's great. thanks for the advice, mr.lovinglinux. i have been trying to fix it for a whole day. and it solved with a simple commands. – Muhammad Askar Sabiq Oct 17 '10 at 12:01

You need to reconfigure xorg. See this thread on Ubuntu Forums


Do you have an Ubuntu live CD? If yes, then boot from the CD, start Nautilus with root privileges:

gksudo nautilus

Then browse the root directory of your system partition (not the root of the live CD user), find /etc/X11/xorg.conf and delete it.

Close the root file browser.

Reboot and check if you can login successfully.

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