Reconfiguring The X server/Nvidia

The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and rich input device capability for networked computers. It creates a hardware abstraction layer where software is written to use a generalized set of commands, allowing for device independence and reuse of programs on any computer that implements X.

X windows is a reliable system for remote graphical user interfaces that allows many people to share the processing power of a time-sharing computer and to collaborate with each other through client applications running on remote computers. The article will show in brief the steps necessary to reconfigure X in a debian/ubuntu system.
Open a terminal an type the following:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

Remove your xorg.conf

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Reinstall xorg completely

sudo apt-get install –reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64

Re-configure Xorg

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Reboot the system after completing the reconfiguration of the x server

sudo reboot


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