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Thread: Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

  1. #1
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    Angry Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

    As the title so aptly states, whenever I try to install Nvidia drivers (any version, new and old) I am asked to restart. Okay, that's understandable. however when I restart, I get a blue screen (why I left windows btw... never hated the color blue as much as I do now) telling me that X Server was unable to start. The only way to boot into the GDM is by restarting in recovery mode and returning xorg.conf to it original state. As you may realize.. that could get frustrating.

    Methods tried:
    Install via EnvyNG (both in text mode and via GUI), tried that with drivers version: 96, 106, 173, 177, 180
    Install via Synaptic Package Manager/Hardware Drivers, tried with drivers versioned 173, 177, and 180
    Install via binary package from NVidia's website tried with 180.44 and 180.11
    Change xorg to run nv or vesa instead of nvidia

    And all of the above result in a "No Screen Found" error after installing any nvidia driver.

    I'm relatively new to Linux and would hate to lose faith in it so soon So if there's any more information anyone may need to help me get this running, I'd be happy to give it.

    Relevant System Specs:
    Code:
    OS: Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)
    Mobo: 680i
    CPU: intel Q6600 (a moment for my fallen comrades ;-; )
    GPU: 2x Nvidia GeForce 8800GT (one is currently out for installation reasons, leaving me single-carded :(  )
    From what I've read and experienced, all of these are compatible with Intrepid so the problem shouldn't be there
    Default/currently working xorg.conf
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    Most recent Failed attempt:
    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Tue Mar 24 06:15:32 PST 2009
    
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "keyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Configured Video Device"
        Driver         "nvidia"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Default Screen"
        Device         "Configured Video Device"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "NoLogo" "True"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
            Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection

  2. #2
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    Re: Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

    hi , i am a newbie also
    that time i trying to install my Nvidia 8600GT driver also take me for 3 day

    i am not sure is this work for you too
    but i will share my experience
    below is the way i install my driver with successful

    1.Stop the X-Server , then go in virutal console install driver
    2.Install Essential , this is the code in terminal
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
    3.Somebody say for anti crash about the module come with ubuntu,
    do this,in the terminal type in

    gksudo gedit /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

    at the bottow find -> DISABLE_MODULES=""
    change it to -> DISABLE_MODULES=“nv”

    done, hope this help you friend

  3. #3
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    Re: Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

    still no luck as soon as I activated the driver and restarted, it had to xserver problem again

  4. #4
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    Re: Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

    did a fresh install and found that the xserver-xorg update doesn't play nicely with nvidia, and not installing it seems to have prevented the problem

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    Angry Re: Intrepid: Nvidia drivers cause "No Screen Found" Error on reboot

    Well, I did a fresh install of 9.04 and had a trouble like yours, Akoftl. I've chosen both options on "hardware drivers". But, after apparently install sucessfully the drivers, Ubuntu asked me to reboot the machine. When I did it, and after the Ubuntu progress bar end up, the screen became blank with a "No signal" warning, as if there was no conection between CPU and monitor. So, I restarted in safe mode and run that option "try to restore graphic configuration" (or something like it). So, the driver changes were rolled back and I could use my Ubuntu again (without those great graphic features I had in 8.04, but the basics were working, at least).

    Does anybody have an idea of what is happening? I have a core 2 duo 2.6,a NVidia Geforce 8800gt and 4gb RAM .

    What other information can I give you ?

    Almost forgetting, the command "lspci | grep -i nvidia" returns the following:

    Code:
     01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800 GT (rev a2)
    10x everybody in advance and sorry about my terrible english

    Bonissauro

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