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I am lost in Ubuntu 6.10


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how did you install the drivers in the first place... the nvidia-glx package should be driver version 1.0.8776... any 9000+ drivers are usually unstable on linux, so thats why the 8776 is used. You are going to want to uninstall the original drivers. (this also is probably the reason the

sudo nvidia-xconfig --no-composite

didnt work.)

I might be able to help you uninstall the drivers once you tell me how you installed them.
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The first time I installed them I just followed the Beryl page instructions, shutting down gdm and then typing :

sudo sh ./INSTALLATION FILENAME

P.S. Also if it is easier for you to tell me how to uninstall Ubuntu then I'll do that and reinstall it and you can tell me how to get the right kernel after.
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well, now might be a good time to do a fresh install of ubuntu 7.04 if you want to. to install it over 6.10, just use the live CD and tell it to delete the partition 6.10 is on, then remake the partition and mount "/" there.

If you want to go ahead and do this, let me know if you have anymore questions on the install. If you don't want to reinstall, I'll try and help you fix these NVIDIA drivers.

Though a big reason you might want to switch to 7.04: beryl is included in the repositories! no long directions, just use synaptic to install it!
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I inserted the disk for the 7.04 and then I hit "Start or Install Ubuntu" then it says the following in the MS-DOS format:

BusyBox v1.1.1 (Debian 1:1.1.3-3ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
(initrams) _

Do I have to select something else in the boot loader?

Thanks

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you did insert the disk, then restart the computer right? and you have the BIOS set so that the CD-ROM drive loads on boot instead of the hard drive?
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yup
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then I don't know what's wrong. keep trying, and I'll try to look something up on this for you.
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Thank you so much and I'll try fidling around with it.
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i g2g for a bit, you may want to look through these while I'm gone.

Edited by stettybet0, 24 April 2007 - 05:34 PM.

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Ok so I still haven't fixed my computer yet, for now I installed 7.04 on my laptop and it also has NVIDIA graphics, I haven't installed beryl yet or the NVIDIA drivers. Now how do I do this without it updating my X file or messing my computer again on startup?

Thanks in advance,
Soorena

P.S, how long have you worked with Ubuntu? You seem to know a hack of a lot about it.
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If it helps I found THIS, if I do what it says will it solve my problem?

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first, run update.

sudo apt-get update

then, install the drivers via Method 1 on that guide that I gave you a link to.

last, use synaptic and install beryl manager. (and i think there's another package called beryl-config or something... not entirely sure since I've never used Beryl... if its there, install it too.)

i've been using ubuntu for about a year, and have used 6.06, 6.10, and 7.04.

Edited by stettybet0, 25 April 2007 - 02:51 PM.

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That thing was for ubuntu 6.10 will it work for 7.04 too?

Edited by SOORENA, 25 April 2007 - 04:09 PM.

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yup, I know for a fact Method 1 Online will work fine.
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Thank you now the computer runs fine. By the way all the options in beryl are disabled and I can't or don't know how to change them. Do you by any chance know how to get that working?

Still working on my own pc to remove 6.10 still no luck.

Thank you so much for your help!!!


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