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Karmic Install Cannot Login (Gdm Freezes) Nvidia

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On a fresh install of karmic, using an Nvidia 7800 GT. When I went to click on my username to log in, some artifacts would appear on the screen, then the system would freeze. hard. Couldnt even ctrl+alt to another console. Installing the Nvidia drivers fixed the issue. To fix it:

  1. Do a hard reset on the machine

  2. When you arrive at the GDM screen, DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING.

  3. press CTRL + ALT + F5. Your screen will switch over to a text console.

  4. Log in.

  5. Install the Nvidia glx driver

    sudo aptitude install nvidia-glx-new

  6. Reboot the machine.

    sudo reboot

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