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OS break after install NVIDIA driver, please help

Postby falcoren on Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:36 am

First of all, I'm just average user with no programming background. I know how to copy-paste commands in terminal but dont know what they actually do.

Anyway, so I downloaded the latest upgrade last week then came by this forum to install nvidia driver from this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=191&t=82424

My card was geforce 9300M, it is an AiO PC from HP. Quite old so I dont remember the model. LMDE was installed for a couple of years, and when I check the graphic card driver, it was not the nvidia one (so one of the generic, i think). Anyway, I decided to install by using this command:

apt install nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-173xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

Then after restart, it did not even go to the login screen, just a text in large dialog box that say something break and give a button to log out. When I press it, screen simply goes black.

So, how do i restore back to my old setting?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: OS break after install NVIDIA driver, please help

Postby GeneC on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:51 am

To try getting Nvidia to work. Try running. (from command line--that is the black screen with prompt)
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sudo nvidia-xconfig


If that does not work deleting (or re-naming, if you want to save it for reference)
etc/x11/xorg.conf
MAY bring you back to the default driver.
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Re: OS break after install NVIDIA driver, please help

Postby Monsta on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:19 am

falcoren wrote:My card was geforce 9300M

You don't need the legacy driver, install the normal one.
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