Posted - 2010.11.18 16:50:00 - [1
This morning I was getting a friendly windows popup box saying that ExeFile.exe has hit some bad mojo and has to be put down like a dog. This was right after an Ubuntu system update that required a reboot.
I dropped to a console (ctrl-alt-F1), logged in as root, and told the system:
service gdm stop
and then I went to reinstall the NVIDIA driver. It complained that the nvidia kernel module was stuck and couldn't be dynamically unloaded. I confirmed this because when I told the system:
it replied that the module was in use.
I rebooted, repeated the process without logging into my desktop session first, and the NVIDIA modules reinstalled fine. EVE works afterward.
Posting in case this was caused by the morning's Ubuntu update.