Jaunty beta - lost my nvidia drivers

sdavmor sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Mon Apr 6 17:19:44 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish wrote:
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> --- On Sun, 4/5/09, sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net> wrote:
>>> From: sdavmor <sdavmor at systemstheory.net>
>>> Subject: Jaunty beta - lost my nvidia drivers
>>> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>> Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009, 9:06 PM
>>> I'm back to using the open drivers right now because the
>>> latest update 
>>> crashed the nvidia video on reboot.  Downgrading the
>>> proprietary 
>>> drivers from 180 to 173 doesn't help. I see that this
>>> xorg issue has 
>>> been reported with ATI.  Has anyone else experienced this
>>> vith nvidia?
>> This may help:
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=jaunty+nvidia+drivers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a
>> The first hit said the 108.11 driver was the latest recommended driver. Sorry, haven't installed jaunty yet so can't comment on it.  However, it's not too uncommen having to install a newer driver
>> especially after a new kernel is installed or perhaps it's a bug. If it were me I'd do an 'aptitude search nvidia' to see what is availabe in the proprietary drivers that might suit you needs.  Also, reboot in recovery mode and select xfix, let it run to completion, then continue the boot and it might fix X. I assume that xfix is still there in Jaunty beta.  You might also google for your video chip+jaunty and perhaps locate the specific nvidia module recommended for our card/chip.  there are lots of googling possibilities that may help solve your problem. HTH,
>> Leonard Chatagnier
>> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
> Hi Leonard,
> I haven't heard of xfix before, and there isn't a man page for it on my 
> system, nor a binary of that name in my path, and when I searched for it 
> in Synaptic, I only came up with libxfixes3, and it's companion packages 
> of libfixes-dbg, and libfixes-dev, no binary named xfix.
> You say that it is accessible from within recovery console, where I've 
> never been before, so I'm assuming it is a menu entry within recovery 
> console somewhere. Is this right? I guess I really should boot into the 
> recovery console at least once, just to see what's there, can't learn 
> anything if I don't explore. 8-)
> Later, Ray Parrish

xfix is an drop-down option at the bottom of the recovery start-up menu.
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