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

Ray Kohler ataraxia937 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 09:16:02 EDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:58 AM, m a <mantonavia at gmail.com> 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.

You should do "pacman -Qqk" as root to have pacman tell you about
files packages installed but are missing. That will tell you which
packages to reinstall to get the deleted files back.

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