HELP! No X on startup

Peter Lewis prlewis at
Wed Jul 4 17:00:56 BST 2007

On Wednesday 04 July 2007 at 13:25:50 D. R. Evans wrote:
> On 04/07/07, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at> wrote:
> > > 1. Reinstalling the nvidia driver, using apt-get or synaptic.
> > > and/or
> >
> > One has to use the nvidia software for reinstalling; the nvidia driver
> > shipped with 64-bit dapper is essentially hopeless (at least it is here).
> >
> > The huge puzzle to me is why this is all suddenly broken.
> Well, I'm no closer to answering the puzzle (and I suppose I never will
> answer it now :-( ) but installing the current nvidia driver seems to have
> worked.
> Now to go get some sleep.
> Thanks for encouraging me to go ahead and install the driver. I'm always
> paranoid about doing that sort of thing, that I'll just make things worse
> than they already are.

I'm glad you got it fixed. Often the case with kernel modules is that you have 
to recompile / reinstall after updating the kernel, especially if they're 
from a third party.

Oh, and I *meant* to type 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' rather than 
dpkg-configure... sorry! But, I guess you don't need it now.


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