OpenSUSE :: Blank Screen After Installing Nvidia Drivers?
Mar 15, 2010
I installed OpenSuse Gnome version 64 bit on a HP laptop DV7 Intel Dual Core with nVidia 9600 GM cardAll went well, until after I had installed the nVidia drivers from this page: NVIDIA drivers - openSUSEI selected the Geforce 1-click install and Yast went on to installl all the packages (a lot of 32-bit),took about half an hour.I logged out/in, and could work as normal, until I rebooted. Maybe I waited not long enough (5 minutes), but the screen was blank, then I gave up.Anyone has an explanation. I can always re-install everything, but then what went wrong with the nVidia package
I have installed Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 RC in my PC, everything works fine, but after install Nvidia proprietary Graphics driver it boot up on a blank screen (I can hear the login sounds, etc) but screen is absolutely black.
I try to login in recovery mode and check if something is wrong but nothing happens (even adding noveau driver to a blacklist (editing grub)) Now I have re installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 and works fine but I would like to install the 10.10 version, since I have this inconvenience, I cant do it.
My graphic card: Nvidia Gforce 8400GS 256MB Pci Express
I have just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on an Intel DQ35JO motherboard and XFX 9500GT 512MB video card. After installation the desktop looked fine on the Sony LCD TV I have connected to the 9500GT via a DVI to HDMI cable.
After the first reboot after installation I added the Nvidia repository via the add community repository function in the software sources option in YaST2. I then proceeded to install the Nvidia G02 drivers and the nvidia-settings package. At this point after a reboot I would get a blank screen. Hitting ctrl-alt-F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/F6 has no effect, I could not get any of the virtual consoles to appear. I had to SSH into the box and reboot into runlevel 3.
Once I had rebooted into runlevel 3 I logged in as root and executed "sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia" and got an error message that the configuration server could not be started. I tried executing "sax2 -r -m 0=vesa" and received the same error:
This is my first time with openSuse as I have heard that openSuse is better forlaptops then ubuntu is. On this laptop, I had already installed ubuntu but decided I no longer liked ubuntu very much, but for no real reason. I encountered almost the exact same problem using both ubuntu and kubuntu, but I had more problems on top of the graphical problem - so I decided to give openSuse a try. I love it so far!Anyway, to the point - I have an Nvidia GeForce GT330M. I have tried installing the drivers the "easy way" and the "hard way" and I have even used the script lnvhw, all to no avail.
What seems to happen is that, after I install the drivers (from runlevel 3, of course), as soon as I restart my computer it initially loads just fine. However, after the loading bar shows up, I get dropped into a console login (tty1), and tty7 & 8 show absolutely nothing, except a blinking cursor.I have two graphic cards in my computer -- an Intel HD card. This is loaded normally and, from "My Computer" it is the graphics card in use, as far as I can tell. The other, as I said, is the nVidia GeForce GT 330M. I'm not much of a "power" user, so I'm not really sure where to start with finding the issue
Just finished wiping and re-installing F12 From a DVD on an Dell Inspiron 9300 with a NV 6800. The NVidia site driver refused to install, so I used the method documented here
as instructed to in the sticky. On rebooting, after the load animation, the screen goes blank/black. If I click around, I can hear some beeps from the OS so I assume that things are running but i just can't see anything.
i did yum -y install akmod-nvidia and then type xconfig-nvidia on the terminal,and after logging off i confront with a blank screen,so i remove akomd-nvidia [yum remove akomd-nvidia] and also yum erase xorg-x11-drv-nouveau [yum erase xorg-x11-drv-nouveau]but still no gui,i think i should install:
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 [but i didn't] so how can i have my gui back?
I have scoured the web the last few hours and I have come across a plethora of similar problems relating to Ubuntu and Nvidia drivers. However, I still havent found a sufficient cure for the problem.
The exact problem I face is that as soon as I install the Nvidia recommended drivers using the "Hardware Driver Manager", I restart the system but it never gets past the login splash screen. After I log in it simply goes to a black screen and sits like this indefinately.
Does anyone know of a particular fix for this problem? I am at the end of my tether and there is no way I can use Linux if it means either getting a different graphics driver or sitting on a 800*600 resolution. (Not to mention I dont have acclerated 3d support...so no DVD playing!)
I have a Nvidia GeForce4 MX graphics card and im a complete n00b to Linx so please go easy on the technical jargon.
who installed nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 10.04 and gets a terminal screen on reboot with no GUI.I came across this fix trying to install the drivers on Ubuntu 10.10. later i find that the same thing happens to me on 10.04 but one of the fixes i came across works perfect with it. Ok, so you just installed ubuntu 10.04 updated it through update manager and installed your nvidia drivers but when you rebooted and tried to log on you find yourself in a terminal interface well i found an easy fix for that.
i hope it works for you not saying it will though im new to the linux world only just coming out of windows and i dont know much anyways just log on the terminal and use command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" then run nvidia-xconfig command reboot and you should be fine only wish this would work for ubuntu 10.10
I know there are a lot of threads out there for same or similar issues, but nothing I found was working for me until, by sheer chance, I found this very simple solution on the Fedora forums. Too elegant not to share.Environment:Ubuntu 10.10nVidia GeForce 5500Samsung SyncMaster 225BWUsing DVI cable (in case it matters)Issue:After installing the proprietary nVidia drivers, the screen resolution was no longer the correct native resolution of the display. In my case specifically, the nVidia X Server Settings utility was detecting the maximum supported screen resolution was 1280x1024 while my display's native resolution is 1680x1050.Solution:Open a Terminal window.Make a backup copy of the original xorg.conf file. This is just good form any time you are making config file customizations.
Code: sudo cp -p /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup Open 'xorg.conf' in a text editor.
I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with an Nvidia 8200M graphics card. When I try to enable visual effects I am asked to install the Nvidia restricted driver. When I do this and reboot, I get 6 copies of the Ubuntu screen on my display. Does anyone know what is causing this? I'm not sure which version it installed, I assume either 173 or 185. I have downloaded version 190 from the Nvidia web site. Should I install that version? If so, it is a .run file, how do I install it?Also, how do I reinstall the old driver. I fixed the problem this time by reinstalling Ubuntu, but that will get old if I have to do it too often.
I just installed drivers for this nVidia GPU from the website. Now, whenever I boot, the screen resolution goes to 1024x768 instead of 1280x800 like I want it to. I have to change the screen resolution every time I boot into Ubuntu.
I have just performed an upgrade from OpenSUSE 11.2 to 11.3. My Machine is a Lenovo W701DS laptop which uses an NVIDIA FX3800M graphics card. The system was working fine under 11.2 before the upgrade.
After upgrading to 11.3 the splash screen after GRUB comes up for about 1 second before the screen goes blank. After about 5 mins I am able to SSH to the Laptop and access the system. Doing this I created an xorg file using "X -configure" and copied the new file to the /etc/X11 directory and renamed to xorg.conf.
If I SSH to the laptop change run levels to init 3 then init 5 the Gnome comes up and I have graphics the system works However I am unable to access the text consoles using alt+f1, f2 etc. If I restart the system it is back to the blank screen.
I have attempted to install the NVIDIA drivers however the installation fails due to an error with gcc or kernel source versions. Error log reports that the kernel was complied using a different version of gcc.
I can install the nvidia driver for my card easily with yast but would like to try using nvidia's own installer. There is a paths problem. I've spent some time looking at 11.4 kernel build paths and they seem to be circular so the installer will not find what it needs. The installers help in this respect is as follows.
Code: --kernel-source-path=KERNEL-SOURCE-PATH The directory containing the kernel source files that should be used when compiling the NVIDIA kernel module. When not specified, the installer will use '/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build', if that directory exists. Otherwise, it will use '/usr/src/linux'. Obviously it will fail on the build directory and fall back to usr/............ where linux is a symbolic link linux -> linux-18.104.22.168-1.2
which must be the one in the same directory but it fails to find either type of auto conf file From this I assumed that it just needed pointing at the correct build directory but this turns out to be symbolic link
However when pointed here it still doesn't find what it needs and falls over looking for the kernel header this time. I thought that the idea of the /usr/src/linux link was to standardise kernel building but if suse use it for something else or nvidia make the wrong assumptions just where should the installer be pointed?
I am having a challenge to install drivers on this machine with the OS and graphics card stated in the subject. To date I have tried different ways and they are broken in the steps or in the results I get on my machine. The how-to written by ajohnw Installing an nvidia driver - easiest I have found to date. results in a file or directory not found when I try to execute
The article SDB:NVIDIA the hard way results in the following error (copied from the error log):
ERROR: The kernel header file '/usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h' does not exist.The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/usr/src/linux' have not been configured.
Researching how to resolve that error and I can't find anything relevant to openSUSE 11, closest version being openSUSE 9.Lastly, I've tried this SDB:NVIDIA drivers and for some reason it does not generate the xorg.conf file. At least that's what I am concluding. I go through the steps, reboot the system and boot only to a command prompt. Navigating to /etc/X11/ there is no xorg.conf and I have to copy xorg.conf.install to xorg.conf to get back into the Desktop.
After struggling to install openSUSE 11.2 on my computer with ATI radoen graphics, I finally managed. Rebooting just after initial installation caused my laptop to give me a blank screen, no command prompt, nothing. With some help from the only post with such a problem on Ubuntu website and after first installation, I did the following:
1. Boot from Live cd of opensuse 11.2 2. Mount the partition which has root. 3. check for and delete Xorg
I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers with click-install and everything perfect, I have desktop effects working but the problem is that when you open the config. screen settings to make sure everything was really good, I get to screen unknown April.
The maximum resolution is the correct 1440 * 900 for 19 "but the refresh rate by not recognizing the monitor down to 50hz me and gives me the option to 60hz as it was before installing the nvidia drivers.
I have an nVidia GeForce 7600GS with a dual monitor setup. A 19" Dell @ 1280x1024, and a 19" widescreen Acer @ 1440x900. The Dell is attached via DVI, and the resolution is detected properly, and set, but the Acer is connected via VGA, and so the native resolution is unkown to the nvidia control panel. It will only let me set the resolution up to 1024x768. I had it create the xorg.conf file, and i tried to edit it manually, changing its
I just reseantly got an Asus Essentio CM1730-05 desktop and I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on it with Wubi. After doing so, I installed the restricted driver for my onboard ATI Radeon 3000 graphics. After doing so I get to a blank screen right after the splash screen. Also I think it is frozen because I don't here the Log in music and I have to hard reboot instead of just hitting the power button. If you need to know more about my hardware just ask. Also I have tried two different monitors.
A Dell M991 and my HDTV. I have used the following hook ups to the HDTV-DVI to HDMI and HDMI to HDMI. The Dell M991 is like any older monitor. Just that one VGA hook up. I noticed there is an Asus section so I hope that this is still the right spot. I have tried the following. Replace quiet splash with nomodeset and also i915.modeset=1. I have yet to try i915.modeset=0.
My F11 system display goes blank after some time of inactivity and I cannot see how to disable it. It does not appear to t eht screen savers (all turned off). I have an NVIDIA card,, is it in the card?
I did a fresh install of 8.04 alternate disk with LVM then updraded to 10.04 (due to lack of any spare CDs around).
Everything was working fine but wanted to try to get the nvidia-173 drivers installed (I have an old FX5200). Can't start into X now as my plasma says mode unsupported.
At one point I managed to boot into recovery mode then root terminal and removed all nvidia packages and reinstalled nvidia-173 only and followed the instructions listed on the 10.04 release candidate page. Still stuck with the unsupported modes error on my TV though. I have a 720p plasma display (1366x76, I usually run 1280x768 without issues. I'm guessing it is the refresh rate set in the new xorg.conf that is throwing me off, how to adjust this?
An issue that's complicating things however is that when I try to boot into recovery mode I get an error stating 'pcspkr' driver already registered, aborting... then it hangs there until I ctrl-alt-delete and force a restart. This is preventing me from getting to the point where I can select a a root terminal to try to fix my errors.
I have used 8.04 exclusively for a few years and wanted to try something new (still not all that adept at linux setup).
EDIT: I managed to get to root again and just removed the xorg.conf file and that seems to work somewhat. Except now I can't boot as I get a looping mountall: Plymouth command failed that hangs up the process.
I have just bought a Dell Optiplex 960 with a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450. Everything works out of the box with the 10.04.1 Live CD. It suggests to install and activate NVIDIA proprietary drivers, but you need to restart the machine afterwards. The problem is that, after that, all what you get is a blank screen, with not even a cursor. The same happens when you install Lucid: blank screen with no cursor. Ctrl+F1 does not show anything, but Ctrl+Alt+Prnt Scrn+REISUB works and the PC is reset. In the var directory the logs show that the NVIDIA module is not loaded.
When I had a wubi install(after I restarted, logged in, etc.) a little icon appeared in the top right-hand corner of the screen informing me of an nvidia driver update, which was required to run compiz desktop effects. Now I have ubuntu installed on an actual hard drive(wubi was deleted beforehand) and I get no such icon. So I'm wondering how to update my drivers. BTW I have a 9500GT
Running 22.214.171.124-85.fc13.i686 and just purchased a AGP 7600GT 512 video card. Searched around and found:I did the rpm, yum, sed, mv & dracut as directed. Then I rebooted. When it starts up (all the normal bios messages) and then I 1/2" bar across the bottom of the screen with Fedora 13 on the right end and .... nothing. Just sits there. I've used my Live-13 disk and tried to reverse the procedure but I'm starting to think it's the video drivers.
opensuse 11.2 ,my monitor keeps going to sleep or somthing and this is a problem when im watching videos,ive set screens power setting but they dont seem to be whats doing it.im running a nvidia gtx260 and have installed nvidia drivers for series 6 and up.dont know if its the divers or somthing else.
So xorg was acting up, and I went into the Hardware Drivers menu to see if the driver had a problem. The driver was disabled, and could not be activated. I downloaded the new ATI driver. I uninstalled the old one, installed the new one, and ran the config step just like it specifies in the install instructions. Upon reboot, I got a blank screen instead of the login screen.I managed to drop back to the command line and uninstall the driver, so now I'm stuck in ubuntu with one monitor instead of 2.
I'm going to attempt to revert to the old ATI driver (which I still have in my home dir), but I wanted to be sure to get this into the forums before I ruined my GUI again.