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    X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable config"

    Hey guys. I'm going crazy here, hopefully somebody can give me a hand.

    My system is a Lenovo B500 All-In-One, with an Nvidia GTS 250M video card. nv seems to work okay, but I cannot get the desktop to load with the nvidia driver (nvidia-current, from the repository). I've been hacking away at this for a week and a half with no results. Every time I try to boot with the nvidia driver, the splash screen comes up for a second, the screen flashes a couple times between a "static" screen and tty2, then the screen seems to go to a test mode, where it flashes a series of solid colors indefinitely. Looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, I see the following:

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    (II) May 08 19:06:53 NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) May 08 19:06:53 NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
    (WW) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Failed to enable display hotplug notification
    (II) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTS 250M (GT215) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
    (--) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Memory: 1048576 kBytes
    (--) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 70.15.0b.00.00
    (II) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
    (--) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
    (--) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce GTS 250M at PCI:1:0:0:
    (--) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0):     none
    (EE) May 08 19:06:54 NVIDIA(0): No display devices found for this X screen.
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
    (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    Every single time for the last week and a half.

    Stuff I've tried:

    * Using the xorg-edgers ppa packages
    * The upstream .run file from nvidia
    * Setting a custom modeline
    * Extracting the EDID information from the Windows installation and calling it in xorg.conf
    * Turning off UseEDID altogether
    * A bunch of other stuff, honestly it's all starting to blur together now

    Versions of Ubuntu I've tried:

    * Kubuntu 10.04, 64 and 32 bit
    * Ubuntu 10.04, 64 bit
    * Kubuntu 9.10, 64 and 32 bit

    Attached are the latest iterations of my /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If there's anything else I could provide, just ask. Any help would be so very much appreciated. Seriously, this is driving me to drink.
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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    *bump
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    Exclamation Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Hey,

    I was having exactly the same problem (with a vaio vpcf11c5e), and solved with the EDID workaround.

    I followed exactly these instructions: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...3&postcount=22

    (used the softMCCS program to extract the EDID from windows 7)

    I'm using ubuntu 10.04 amd64, kernel 2.6.32-22-generic.

    Cheers,

    Paulo
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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Hot damn, mark it SOLVED! I had previously tried to extract an EDID from the Windows partition, but I had saved it as a *.raw file, and didn't include the "ConnectedMonitor" line. This totally worked! W00T!!!!!11!eleven!

    Seriously, you have made my entire last two weeks totally worthwhile. I cannot thank you enough!

    EDIT
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    For the sake of anyone finding this post through Google, here's the fix.

    0. Not have deleted the Windows 7 installation that the machine shipped with (not too many times do I find myself saying anything like that, but there ya go)
    1. Using softMCCS, save the EDID from Windows 7 as edid.bin (it is IMPORTANT that you save this as a .bin file, .raw did not work for me). Save this to a thumb drive.
    2. Boot Ubuntu to the recovery console, and save the edid.bin file in /etc/X11 (or wherever, but I found this to be convenient)
    3. Add the following to the "Device" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
    Code:
    "Option" "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    "Option" "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etct/X11/edid.bin"
    4. Reboot. You're all set.

    Thanks again, Paulo.
    Last edited by TeeAhr1; May 14th, 2010 at 03:56 AM. Reason: Detailed fix instructions
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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Im going crazy here. How do I download this SoftMCCS ? There isnt a link on the site.. is it just me ?

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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Quote Originally Posted by b00ey View Post
    Im going crazy here. How do I download this SoftMCCS ? There isnt a link on the site.. is it just me ?
    Hi,
    check here:
    http://www.entechtaiwan.com/lib/softmccs.shtm

    bye

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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    I have uninstalled the windows 7. Is the edid.bin the same for all B500 (with GeForce GTS 250M)?
    if so, can somebody share yours for me? thank you ahead.

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    Angry Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    I have run into a similar problem. Unfortunately, dumping the EDID and loading it did not help.
    nVidia drivers find the GT218 chip but say:

    (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Invalid ConnectedMonitor request; request was for 'DFP-0', but
    (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): the valid display devices are ''

    and of course
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): No display devices found for this X screen.


    The problem is probably that the intel card is still given the DFP-0 connector and nVidia cannot see it. I tried using the acpi_call but I get:
    acpi_call: Cannot get handle: Error: AE_NOT_FOUND

    The test script for acpi_call fails at all calls! Please help!

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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Yeah, these instructions helped a lot. Thanks! While I can now start X without errors (on a brand new natty installation) using nvidia-current, GDM starts up but there is no video output - just a blank/black screen. I can hear the "drumroll" so I know that GDM has started. That, plus there are no error messages in Xorg.x.log and gdm.log. Clues?

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    Re: X fails to load with nvidia driver: "screen(s) found, but none have a usable conf

    Same problem as tvaughan right now...

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