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[SOLVED] restore driver

Postby wildhawk on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:21 pm

I'm running Linux mint 8 and have an ATI Graphics card. I installed the nvidia drivers. I ran into huge problems. How can i revert back to the original driver or ATI Driver? Right now Theres and error stating Nvidia driver failed" "Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode".

Ive tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and no luck. one of the prompts tells me to restart the Xserver..... I have no idea what, how, and where to do this.
Last edited by wildhawk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: restore driver

Postby remoulder on Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:16 am

Why would you install the nvidia driver for an ATI card? How did you un-install?

To start, try deleting your xorg.conf file if you have one, opena terminal and enter
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sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Now restart you machine and see what happens.
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Re: restore driver

Postby wildhawk on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:19 pm

I saw the nvidia in the software manager. i have used nvidia graphics cards forever and realized after i installed it that i had an ATI card. ill try to delete the xconfig file and tell you how that works for me.
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Re: restore driver

Postby wildhawk on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:16 pm

Worked like a charm, thanks
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