Can't boot 14.04

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 23:04:25 UTC 2016


On 8 November 2016 at 00:01, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 23:46:26 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>>[1] Remove _all_ proprietary nVidia drivers
>
> Which this command
>
>   sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l nvidia* | grep ii | cut -d" " -f3)
>
> actually does. I simply forgot to point out that
>
>   cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
>
> before running dpkg with the asterisk is wrong.
>
> Perhaps I should have written
>
>   mdkir /tmp/empty
>   cd /tmp/empty/
>   sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l nvidia* | grep ii | cut -d" " -f3)
>   cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
>
> however, joust mentioning "Remove _all_ proprietary nVidia drivers" is
> bad for two reasons.
>
> First off all removing all nvidia related packages is required, which
> isn't the same as removing modules.
> second, how would you ensure this, if not by running
>
>   sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l nvidia* | grep ii | cut -d" " -f3)
>
> ?


Keep it simpler.

Always look for the simplest way.

Always. No exceptions. Remember Einstein: “Make things as simple as
possible, but not simpler.”

And St-Exupery: "It seems that perfection is attained, not when there
is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away."

sudo apt remove nvidia*

Wait. Ctrl-Alt-Del.

That's as simple as I can make it. Can you make it simpler?

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