Sunday, 12 June 2011

Restoring Nvidia graphics on Ubuntu

If you're an idiot like me and do this:

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*

You'll soon realise your display looks a little crappy, because you've turned off your graphics card drivers. Not to worry! You restore like this:

sudp apt-get install nvidia-*

then go into /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and remove any 'blacklists' to nvidia drivers, then restart the x-server using

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

Normal service resumed, and you are free to make a new balls-up!

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