Originally Posted by Rookie1337
So, just updated and did my usual practice of deleting the oldest kernel I had and "uninstalling" the video drivers for my GTX275 after the update and before rebooting. However, this time upon rebooting the display server wouldn't load and the nvidia drivers were somehow still installed. So I purged the nvidia drivers and got a GUI...however after reinstalling the drivers I can't get any kernel to load a GUI. Am I boned and need to do complete reinstall here? Or is this going to involve some config editing?
Thanks in advance.
Was it a kernel from the repos or a custom compiled?
Also what version of the nvidia drivers did you install? I believe they started dropping support for older gpus in some of the newer drivers but I don't think they've cut the GTX 200 series yet. Not only that, but depending on the nVidia drivers installed they may or may not support the kernel* - if your repos have them try the latest nVidia beta drivers. Oh - and try backing up your xorg.conf and starting the server without one - and then again after generating a new one with nvidia-xconfig; if none of that works see if there are any conflicts in an xorg.log file. Helpful information would be to post /var/log/Xorg.0.log and Xorg.log from the same directory (if they are both present you may only have one)
Also post the result of dmesg | grep nvidia
If you need a way to post things easily since you cannot get to a gui you can use this pastebin script:
chmod +x pastebin.sh
to enable the script to be called
dmesg | grep nvidia > dmesg.log
To upload the files contents to pastebin and get a pastebin url.Edited by Xaero252 - 7/29/13 at 4:31pm