nvidia proprietary driver not completely configured on Ubuntu Karmic

When installing Ubuntu Karmic on a PC with a nvidia chipset, you may experience an issue when doing the following:

Going to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

and enabling the nVidia v185 driver.

After being prompted to restart the PC, the X server will not start and you will get a menu with a message that the graphics could not be initalized.

Simply select the last option to drop to a command prompt and run:

sudo nvidia-xconfig

(you may receive a error about sections missing from the Xorg.conf file — you may safely ignore them)

then reboot

Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome, as always!

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