"Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

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"Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby juber » 2018-06-11 11:06

Hello,

After trying to install an nvidia driver on Debian Stretch to properly handle my graphic card, I tried to restart my computer and I get the really useful "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." The thing is, I really have no clue where I need to look up for answers when I connect in recovery mode. Which commands would be useful to gather the right informations for you to be able to help ?

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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby bw123 » 2018-06-11 11:35

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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby juber » 2018-06-11 11:42

Yes, I did
But I must apologize for the rush as I found a solution after looking around the internet, and it seems that running the following command after logging in as root in recovery mode worked :

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aptitude purge '~i nvidia'

It seems to get rid of the nvidia drivers, I didn't manage to install the correct drivers but at least I can now access the desktop.
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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-06-11 13:46

Which card?
Post the output of
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lspci -k

You should never log in as root. Always log in as the user, then switch to root when you need to.
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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby stevepusser » 2018-06-11 18:37

If you want help diagnosing what went wrong, install inxi and give us the result of "inxi -G". A common problem is trying to install the standard Nvidia drivers setup on an Optimus laptop instead of Bumblebee.

If you don't have an Optimus setup, refer to the Nvidia driver install procedure in the wiki, run each step, and give the full output of the command from the terminal here in code tags. Those can be copied and pasted from the terminal.
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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby sunrat » 2018-06-12 00:39

juber wrote: I didn't manage to install the correct drivers but at least I can now access the desktop.

If it's working properly now, why not stick with it? The default nouveau drivers work perfectly fine with most earlier cards (pre GTX9xx series) unless you use heavy 3D applications.
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Re: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." nvidia driver install

Postby kevinthefixer » 2018-06-16 20:13

You followed the WIKI and nvidia-detect advised you to install the wrong driver? I've not heard that one before.
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