[xubuntu-users] No video, only console after upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Sep 7 17:29:50 UTC 2011
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On Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:13:06 -0500
Chuck Bearden <cfbearden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Charlie Kravetz
> <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
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> > On Wed, 7 Sep 2011 11:42:36 -0500
> > Chuck Bearden <cfbearden at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I finally got around to upgrading to 11.04 today, via the button in
> >> the upgrade manager. It all seemed to go smoothly, except that when I
> >> rebooted, I landed at the tty console. tty1-6 are all console login
> >> screens, and tty7 has the notices from the boot ("Starting Tomcat
> >> servlet engine" "Checking battery state" e.g.).
> >> If I start gdm, I get a message
> >> gdm start/running, process <pid>
> >> but no graphical session. 'gdm-binary' does appear in the output of 'ps'.
> >> My graphics card is an nVidia G68 [Quadro NVS 290] based on the output
> > Something I found by accident is that sometimes, when upgrading, you
> > have to remove or rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf to be able to get to the
> > desktop. Then you must reinstall the hardware video driver, which will
> > rebuild the xorg.conf file. Reinstall it using System -> Additional
> > Drivers or Settings -> Additional Drivers, depending on which one is in
> > the menu for that release.
> Thanks for the suggestion. Another user mentioned removing the xorg.conf
> file. I'll have to figure out how to reinstall the hardware driver without
> the support of the graphical interface. I suppose I can use dpkg to figure
> out what's installed and just reinstall all of it.
> I did search the Ubuntu forums, but somehow I missed that suggestion.
After renaming xorg.conf, I was able to restart and use gdn to login to
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