[mythtv-users] Rolling back Nvidia driver -- there has to be a better way

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 01:22:22 UTC 2009

> I just went through this process with my FE a week or so ago, with the same
> problems as you.
> You are probably having these problems because you have restricted modules
> installed and you're trying to install the binary release over it. You need
> to start from scratch. Remove nvidia-glx, and the restricted modules
> package. Just search for "nvidia" in synaptic and it'll show you what's
> installed. You'll need to remove envy now as well.
> Next, kill X. If you are having real difficulties killing X (which should
> work with just "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop") then try "sudo killall xinit"
> from a command line. Hit cntrl+alt+F2 to get to a terminal outside of X
> where you do all this.
> After that run the Nvidia installer script. It'll tell you you have an old
> driver, tell it yes to uninstall. Then when it asks you to compile a kernel
> driver, answer yes. You have to do this step. You can't tell it "no" and
> hope a kernel module will appear and work.

Thanks for the reply,

I had done everything you said except the removal of anything first.
 Everything installed, and I did say yes as you said. It all said it worked
but it didn't when I restarted the system.  Do you think that uninstalling
the modules first will give me a different outcome?


> If you did everything right, everything should now work as it did before
> with the nvidia binary driver.
> raphael
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