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i screwed up big time

Postby ganeshanair on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:29 am

i am using lmde and mine is a optimus suporting pc so i installed bumblebee it installed fine but to my idiocy i thought it didnt work(right now i dont care if it work or not) anyway so i thought i reinstall nvidia and i did that was a big mistake now when i open up i see a blue screan saying x server missing as i scroll down it keeps on about there is no driver and nvidia missing i dont want to reinstall lmde again plz tell me if there is a way to correct this :( :( :(
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Re: i screwed up big time

Postby kc1di on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:36 am

Ok here's what you can try,

You'll have to login to the recovery mode it should take you to a command line terminal.

once there use this command to get rid of the nvidia driver.

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia


Reboot and see if it brings you back to a gui login.
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Re: i screwed up big time

Postby craigevil on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:44 am

You can also try moving your xorg.conf

mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

Then restart X.

There is a Bumblebee repo that makes it easy to install. Not sure how well it works with LMDE.

# Bumblebee Debian repository - http://suwako.nomanga.net/
# Secure APT: wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -
# deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
# deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main

Installation

Add archive key to apt keyring. Run as root:

wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -

Update your sources.list configuration. Either add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list or to new file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory:

deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main

apt-get update

apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

Add yourself to bumblebee group. Run as root, replace $USER with your username:

adduser $USER bumblebee

Reboot.

If you did all right and your hardware is supported by nvidia/nouveau and bbswitch you should be able to run programs with optirun. For example:

optirun glxgears -info
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Re: i screwed up big time

Postby ganeshanair on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:08 pm

kc1di wrote:Ok here's what you can try,

You'll have to login to the recovery mode it should take you to a command line terminal.

once there use this command to get rid of the nvidia driver.

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get purge nvidia


Reboot and see if it brings you back to a gui login.


no it says unable to locate nvidia package :(

craigevil wrote:You can also try moving your xorg.conf

mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

Then restart X.

There is a Bumblebee repo that makes it easy to install. Not sure how well it works with LMDE.

# Bumblebee Debian repository - http://suwako.nomanga.net/
# Secure APT: wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -
# deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
# deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main

Installation

Add archive key to apt keyring. Run as root:

wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -

Update your sources.list configuration. Either add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list or to new file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory:

deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main

apt-get update

apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

Add yourself to bumblebee group. Run as root, replace $USER with your username:

adduser $USER bumblebee

Reboot.

If you did all right and your hardware is supported by nvidia/nouveau and bbswitch you should be able to run programs with optirun. For example:

optirun glxgears -info


bro thats how i installed bumblebee in the first place but it didnt work that well so i thought maybe it becouse i didnt install the drivers and once i installed some drivers this happened by the way bro how do we move xorg.conf
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Re: i screwed up big time

Postby ganeshanair on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:13 pm

yay! it worked i moved the files and it worked thx a buch but it appers the bumblebee is still not working as i hoped ooh well one step at a time i gess and thx again :D
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