Help with lost GUI in Ubuntu 11.10
ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 23:35:01 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM, Peter Hillier-Brook
<phb at hbsys.plus.com> wrote:
> On 29/01/12 16:39, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook<phb at hbsys.plus.com>
>>> 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
>>> 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.
> Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a spin, but even if it works it
> won't have identified why the update caused a failure and will be an
> avoidance, rather than a diagnosis and fix.
I provided those, because I am assuming some Nvidia packages either
conflict, or were not installed properly.
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