Originally Posted by noxidog
I have just successfully concluded a 3 day struggle with this. This is what I did:
#CTRL+ALT+F4 - to switch to another console
#stop the xserver (gdm)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
#list + remove the old stuff related to nvidia
sudo dpkg -l | grep nvidia
#`apt-get remove` on whatever comes out of the line above.
#install the packages which this depends on.
apt-get install nvidia-glx-180-dev nvidia-180-modaliases nvidia-180-kernel-source nvidia-glx-180
#remove all the kernel objects currently installed.
export k=`uname -r`
sudo rm -f `find /lib/modules/$k -iname nvidia.ko`
#chmod 777 on the file belwo if necessary.
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start
Hope this helps.
works for me, too! many thanks.
running ubuntu-amd64 on 2.6.24-23-generic