Can't boot 14.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Tue Nov 8 20:49:35 UTC 2016


On 11/08/2016 05:38 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 20:19:39 -0600, Jim wrote:
>> On 11/07/2016 05:04 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 17:00:17 -0600, Jim wrote:
>>>> At this point I assume you want me to move back to
>>>> /var/cache/apt/archives/ before running the apt --no-install
>>>> command?
>>>
>>> Yes
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Still no joy.  The install command just cannot find
>> nvidia-current-updates_304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_amd64.deb.
>
> If you removed all nvidia related packages and the run
>
> sudo apt --no-install-recommends install
> /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-304*131*deb

If you read the other msg you know I am up and running with nouveau 
drivers.  So I logged out and hit crtl-alt-f1.

jfb at Jims-1404:~$ sudo apt --no-install-recommends install nvidia-304*131*deb
[sudo] password for jfb:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package nvidia-304*131*deb
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'nvidia-304*131*deb

jfb at Jims1404: ~$ cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
jfb at Jims1404:/var/cache/apt/archives$ sudo apt --no-install-recommends 
install nvidia-304*131*deb
Reading package lists... Done
Bulding dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package nvidia-304*131*deb
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'nvidia-304*131*deb'


> it's impossible that
> nvidia-current-updates_304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2_amd64.deb is
> required.

Maybe I misunderstood you but I thought we were installing from the 
archives folder.  When the above commands kept failing even though the 
files were in the folder I tried the exact name of the 304-131 that was 
in that folder.

> Take a look at the newer 132 package
>
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/nvidia-304
>
> the dependencies for 131 unlikely require nvidia-current-updates
> either.
>
> Start posting all steps you are doing, command and the output of the
> command, by real, complete quotes.
>
>> I have also tried this typing the name out in full
>
> Aren't you using the tab keys? To complete a path or name use the
> tab key.
>
>

I know tab completion exists but don't spend enough time in the terminal 
to think about using it.

Regards,  Jim






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