Ultimate Edition 2.8 need some help...

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue Jul 13 01:49:30 UTC 2010

On 13/07/10 00:13, Larry wrote:
> On 07/12/2010 08:17 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 12/07/10 22:48, Larry wrote:
>>> *Ok, Yes I am aware this is not the Ultimate Edition 2.8 users list, but
>>> I do know that some of you are or have been using it, so I am asking
>>> here for some help if at all possible...
>>> 2.8 has been running for me, just fine, but after I installed the
>>> graphics drive 96.43.17, the card which is a GeForce4 MX 440 128mb ram,
>>> I then rebooted my system, now it hangs with the Ultimate Edition 2.8
>>> Logo...It will not continue too load at all...
>>> If any one can tell me how I can switch it back to the version which
>>> came with 2.8, I would love to hear how I can do that...
>>> Any help on this would be very appreciated...
>>> Thanks Larry
>> Ultimate Edition is, of course, Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) with some pretty
>> things. So, what applies to Ubuntu would apply to UE which is, when
>> booting press ESC and then select the "recovery mode" or whatever it is
>> called (I have never done this I am working "blind" here and basing this
>> comment on what I think I have read here) or boot into (?)Safe Mode.
>> The MX440 is a pretty old card and I am pretty sure that the last driver
>> which will work with it is the legacy #173 driver - if you need, that
>> is, to replace the basic, default driver.
>> BC
> *Ok BC,
> Yes I no my graphics card is an older one, but it has allways worked, so
> why buy a new one and spend the money when it works and has just fine...
> I have tried too the Recovery mode, which brings me to a Recovery menu...
> I have tried each one of the options given...
> Clean yes
> dpkg yes
> FailsafeX yes
> the other two no...
> So when eachone I have tried it loads up, which brings me to the login
> prompt, but no GUI, so this is my question, how can I start up what
> every I need like startx or start gdm, none seem to work...
> Do you have any idea how I can start it with a GUI display...Or what I
> may need to do to get it to start normally...???
> Thanks for the help..

I can see that Noop has already responded (I couldn't last night- it was 
my biddie-byes time :-) ) but here is a "simple" solution:

boot into Recovery Mode;

select As root with console;

start mc (ie Midnight Coomander) - just type in 'mc' <Enter>;

go to /etc/X11/ and highlight xorg.conf and open it for editing with F4;

go down to the entry "nvidia" and alter this to "nv" - this will bring 
you back to using the default non-fancy nVidia driver;

save the altered xorg.conf file;

exit mc (with F10);

type "reboot -n" which will reboot your system and you will now have 
your graphics;

only remaining thing to do is to install the #173 driver with 
System>Administration>Hardware Drivers.


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