[arch-general] Complete mess after having attempted to install Nvidia drivers
nelsonmarambio at gmx.de
Fri Jun 22 05:51:09 EDT 2012
AFAIK there are several video drivers installed as dependency when you install the xorg package, e.g. xfree-video-ati, xfree-video-intel etc. that are not related to the real hardware configuration but do not cause a conflict otherwise.
So there the Intel driver might have been being installed unconsciously.
-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:15:22 +0200
> Von: "Łukasz Redynk" <lukas.redynk at gmail.com>
> An: arch-general at archlinux.org
> Betreff: *** GMX Spamverdacht *** Re: [arch-general] Complete mess after having attempted to install Nvidia drivers
> "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."
> Yes, it is. Xorg not only handles grapfic, but also input devices and in
> xorg.conf.d there's needed conf files.
> You could try to reinstall xorg-server:
> # pacman -S xorg-server
> This should put xorg.conf.d back to your filesystem.
> You mentioned intel graphics driver, is there any possibilty that you
> have Intel + Nvidia Optimus?
> Łukasz Redynk
> W dniu 22.06.2012 10:02, Don deJuan pisze:
> > On 06/22/2012 12:58 AM, m a wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I was trying to remove the proprietary drivers for my nvidia, to
> >> the open source ones.
> >> I read in the wiki that I also had to remove the /etc/X11/xorg.conf,
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > Why would you blindly delete an entire folder?
> > HTH
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