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Old 12-31-09, 12:14 AM   #1
Carl Love
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Default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX driver issue Ubuntu 9.1


I have just installed Ubuntu 9.1. I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics 64NV420 card. I downloaded the latest NVIDIA driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run for my machine. I booted to shell in run level 3 and ran the installer. It installed the video driver. Unfortunately, when I try to boot to run level 5, the screen just flashes. Without the driver, using the Ubuntu default, I can only get 800x600 resolution. I was hoping to get the higer resolution with the proprietary driver. Previously I was running Ubuntu 8.? and was able to use the Nvidia driver just fine. Now, I can't run X windows and I can't seem to un-install the NVIDIA driver to go back to running the open source driver.

Is there a way to unintall the driver?

It would seem that this driver is broken. Is there a good version of the driver I can use?

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Old 12-31-09, 03:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX driver issue Ubuntu 9.1


I think the nvidia drivers package has an --uninstall option or something like that. Check with sh NVIDIA* --help
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