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    Can't install

    Sorry for the generic title but this is the truth!

    Every 11.04 variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint) I tried doesn't boot on my new PC. The same USB dongle works on other computers.

    What I get is different on each variant, but substantially my boot process lasts 10-15 seconds and the result is always the same: Black screen.

    I think my NVidia GT-530 isn't supported at all. Anyway, here are my Xorg logs:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6870753/Xorg.0.log
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6870753/Xorg.1.log

    I really hope someone can help me. Thank you!

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    Re: Can't install

    Welcome to UF
    You may need to use the nomodeset boot option, due to your video card. Here's how

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    MacBook Pro 10,1 retina

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    Re: Can't install

    Thank you for your answer!

    Unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked.

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    Re: Can't install

    Quote Originally Posted by daliz84 View Post
    Thank you for your answer!

    Unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked.
    Your NVidia GT-530 is supported.

    How did you try to use the nomodeset kernel boot option? If you look at post #3 of my graphics sticky... A little more clear/detailed instructions... With NVidia cards, that kernel boot option should work or "xforcevesa"

    How much memory doees your system have?
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    Re: Can't install

    Hi MAFoElffen, thank you for your answer.

    I have tried adding "nomodeset" to the GRUB command line. Adding also "rdblacklist=nouveau" I've managed to make other distros work.

    On Ubuntu (11.04 and 11.10) it is useless. All I get is the black screen. My system has 4 GB (RAM) and 500 GB (HD).

    Any help, please?!

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    Re: Can't install

    Quote Originally Posted by daliz84 View Post
    Hi MAFoElffen, thank you for your answer.

    I have tried adding "nomodeset" to the GRUB command line. Adding also "rdblacklist=nouveau" I've managed to make other distros work.

    On Ubuntu (11.04 and 11.10) it is useless. All I get is the black screen. My system has 4 GB (RAM) and 500 GB (HD).

    Any help, please?!
    I just looked at your xorg logs and let me clarify something I said.

    - Your nvidia card is supported by the proprietary drivers.
    -- You do not have proprietary drivers installed.
    Since you do not have proprietary drivers installed, it is trying to use the NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA, which doesn't seem to support the model of your nVidia card. Before that, It fails on loading the nvidia module (not found / not installed) so it falls back to the nouveau. It since it is not supported by that driver, it temp could go to vesa to use vesa modes instead.

    Besides "nomodeset" you could also use:
    Code:
    xforcevesa
    nouveau.modeset=0
    to get it booted initially to be able to install your driver.

    There are 2 other options frorm your grub menu-
    - Boot into rescue mode from the Grub boot menu item > Use safemode / low graphics... go to System > Administration > additional driver > install nvidia-current.

    OR
    - Grub Boot menu > Press "e" to enter an edit mode > Replace "quiet splash" with --verbose test" on the line that starts with "linux" > press <cntrl><x> to boot into tty text console. These instructions are to install an nvidia driver on a fresh install...
    Code:
    
    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-'uname -r' 
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo reboot
    Or you could install the nvidia binaries (see post #280 <--Link) nVidia driver 285.05 is latest and does support your card.
    Last edited by MAFoElffen; October 9th, 2011 at 09:02 PM.
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    Re: Can't install

    Thank you, sir. You are a real gentleman
    I will try this tonight.

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    Re: Can't install

    Ok. It's incredible but it doesn't work yet.

    Tried with:

    - nouveau.nomodeset => nothing
    - nouveau.modeset=0 => nothing
    - nouveau.nomodeset xforcevesa => nothing
    - xforcevesa => nothing
    - xforcevesa nouveau.nomodeset => nothing

    Tried with 'quiet splash', with 'quiet', with 'splash' and nothing at all.

    It simply doesn't work.

    With xforcevesa, Xorg.0.log says something like "can't find default screen".
    With one of the above combinations I get the graphical mouse pointer, but the screen stays black.

    Am I the only one in the world?!

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    Re: Can't install

    I can add a detail, but I don't know if this is important:

    My computer is a HP Pavilion with two graphic cards: the bundled Intel HD 3000 (but this is disabled in the bios by default and the ports are physically sealed) and the NVidia GT-530.

    Thanks

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