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    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade Nvidia Driver can't be workable

    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade Nvidia Driver can't be workable need to reinstall again .

    i have got this problem two time when i upgrade the kali linux .

    i need to reinstall the Nvidia graphic driver again to let kali work again .

    if not reinstall , the course stopped at starting of GDM3 .

    Are there anyone have this problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by when123 View Post
    if not reinstall , the course stopped at starting of GDM3.
    Do you mean you have a blinking cursor when you start your Kali? Some more info would be nice to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackMORE View Post
    Do you mean you have a blinking cursor when you start your Kali? Some more info would be nice to have.
    I have had the same problem after every dist-upgrade

    I believe they mean that when booting up, service gdm3 start fails to launch an xserver instance (not sure if it even is the start of that)
    but basically you go straight to command-line log in and a gui version never starts.
    and after logging in you stay in console. starting gdm3 doesnt work.

    I removed the etc/x11/xorg.conf file and rebooted and was able to fall back to the nouvea driver (er atleast i think thats what that did)
    sorry total n00b here.

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    yes , when start GDM3 , the cursor blinking .
    ctrl+alt+F2 to single user command .
    /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop
    startx
    it have problem xwindow can't be start ,
    so i remove the driver ,
    when i remove , apt-get --purge remove ,
    it returned , nvidia not install ,
    I thought it may del nvidia driver when get dist-upgrade
    Quote Originally Posted by blackMORE View Post
    Do you mean you have a blinking cursor when you start your Kali? Some more info would be nice to have.

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    Hi for those who are having trouble installing nvidia, " DO NOT MESS WITH THE KERNEL OR MODIFY ANYTHING"!
    This is the correct way to go:

    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.
    GD

    Ps: you might want to fix the grub, do it this way; nano /etc/default/grub
    Scroll down to : #GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480
    Uncomment # ( take # off the script. like this : GRUB_GFXMODE=640×480)
    Set you screen resolution according to your screen, mine is 1440x900 !
    Now hit : CTRL+o to overwrite >>Enter, CTRL + x to save and exit.
    Now in terminal : update-grub

    Good luck.

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    I had the same problem.
    I reinstalled the NVIDIA driver using the switch "--no-unified-memory".
    This was invented in Debian 3.12 Kernel, 3.11 was working properly without it.

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    I've rencently upgraded from kali 1.05 to kali 1.06 too in a samsung S5 laptop with optimus technology. I still have old kernel 3.7 installed and nvidia 3.04 drivers too (but I'm booting now with 3.12 kernel). I've also kept bumblebee, primus etc...packages, until I know for sure what to do with them (do I still need them in kernel 3.12 or I don't?)
    I haven't had any X related problems until now since I upgraded the whole system, but i'd like to know what should I do with old kernels and bumblebee packages

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    My solution is :

    Download Nvidia Latest driver .*.run

    1. apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
    2. lspci | grep -i vga 确定自己显卡型号,下载相应驱动
    3.sed 's/quiet/quiet nouveau.modeset=0/g' -i /etc/default/grub
    update-grub 停止默认驱动
    4.apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx nvidia-smi
    删除以前驱动,否则装不上
    5. dpkg --list | grep -i --color nvidia 查找看还有没有残留文件
    if find some then apt-get --purge remove
    6.reboot
    7.ctrl+alt+F1 进入 单用户模式

    8 /etc/init.d/gdm3 stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0tati0n View Post
    I had the same problem.
    I reinstalled the NVIDIA driver using the switch "--no-unified-memory".
    This was invented in Debian 3.12 Kernel, 3.11 was working properly without it.
    Sorry, its not a solution, because CUDA needs unified mem and therefore its not working.

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