Ubuntu 12.04 installation on laptop

This is a small not about Ubuntu installation problem when I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with NVidia graphic board.

The problem is that display does not show anything after Ubuntu installation from USB disk. Since I heard Ubuntu booting sound, which sounds like tango, I though installation itself succeeded and the problem is related to graphics driver. After web searching, I solved the problem as follows:

  1. Alt + Ctrl + F1 to switch to console mode.
  2. sudo apt-get install build-essential (I’m not sure whether this command is necessary or not.)
  3. sudo apt-get remove –purge nvidia*  to remove all nvidia related components
  4. sudo apt-get install nvidia-319-updates-dev to install appropriate driver for graphic card
  5. sudo reboot

Then, login window appears as usual 🙂


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