- Jan 17, 2004
I have Ubuntu 11.10 Unity all updated, and I just did a nvidia display driver update, which has caused it to now boot to a non functional desktop. I have mouse cursor function to click on things but then nothing happens, so there is no function, I can only see the desktop items but nothing opens when clicked on. So I did try that boot into the Recovery Mode, and some commands run in the run level 3 console. I had nvidia driver version 173 that did work fine, but when I attempted the version current, it broke it. So how can I un-install or remove that NVIDIA display driver from run level 3 console? I do have a copy of my file; /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but how can I edit that file from a console command ? The computer with this issue is a 2006 Gateway with a nvidia GeForce 7300 GS video card also from 06. I had the 11.04 Ubuntu installed and working with that nvidia 173 driver version, then I did a upgrade to the 11.10 which used that same display driver version, and it worked fine but wanted to try the newer "version current" driver. Since I have several other Linux in this multi-boot system, can I just boot to one to mount my Ubuntu 11.10 then edit this file; /etc/X11/xorg.conf for section "Device" under driver, to remove "nvidia" and replace with a basic display, or can I do a edit while at the grub 2 boot loader menu so that the nvidia driver does not load ?