[arch-general] Complete mess after having attempted to install Nvidia drivers

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 04:02:26 EDT 2012

On 06/22/2012 12:58 AM, m a wrote:
> Hello,
> I was trying to remove the proprietary drivers for my nvidia, to install
> the open source ones.
> I read in the wiki that I also had to remove the /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but
> only found an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, so I removed that one.
> I don't know if this is the reason why I can no longer use either the
> keyboard or the mouse when reaching the login screen.
> Let me add that I forgot to also remove the intel video drivers that I used
> before, don't know if this could have anything to do with what I'm facing
> now though.
> The question is, what did I do wrong and how can I fix this?
> I tried adding either 3 or 1 to the grub kernel line, but I still can't
> reach the command line.

Do not know of a quick fix off the top of my head but yes deleting the 
entire folder xorg.conf.d deletes other needed files. I would maybe try 
booting a LiveCD chroot in and copy the files over you deleted then reboot.

Why would you blindly delete an entire folder?


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