Help with lost GUI in Ubuntu 11.10

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Sun Jan 29 16:39:46 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at> wrote:
> Thanks for replying. I see no graphical interface at all: the last thing
> before a login prompt is a message that Plymouth has been stopped
> (paraphrase) and the relevant logs - kern.log, Xorg.log.0 and others I have
> forgotten - claim that there is no support in the kernel for nvidia.
> Until I updated from 3.0.0-14 to 3.0.0-15 I had no problems. If the log
> content is pertinent I will be happy to collect it, but given that I'm in
> the "unhappy with Unity" gang, I'm not far from a re-installation with
> Lubuntu with which I'm very happy on other machines. :-)

Try logging in the console, and type:

sudo apt-get remove nvidia*

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

sudo shutdown -r now

Then let us know if the problem was fixed.

Ioannis Vranos

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