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denarced
November 21st, 2009, 07:05 PM
This one seems like a hard one so if you guys don't know the answer and can't even guess then just throw stuff at me: error logs, logs, diagnostic tools, what ever

So I have dual head setup with nvidia GTX-275 and 9.04 Jaunty with all the latest updates and Xorg X Server 1.6.0

Here's what happens:

Normally when I start and login screen appears, it's on the left monitor. On the occasion, the left screen is blank and gets no signal AND the login-GUI does not appear on the right screen.
If I do this login blind like most of us can do in our sleep:D, the monitor never lights up.
This problem bugs me :x.

I check Xorg logs from /var/log, compared one from 'doesn't work'-startup to a working startup => no difference

So what could it be ??

Much thanks to all you knowing people

gradinaruvasile
November 21st, 2009, 07:14 PM
What driver version u have?
I suggest going to the Nvidia site and download/install the latest linux driver there (190.42 i think).

denarced
November 21st, 2009, 08:41 PM
What driver version u have?
I suggest going to the Nvidia site and download/install the latest linux driver there (190.42 i think).

I have 180.44

Don't you have to then reinstall every time you upgrade kernel ?

gradinaruvasile
November 21st, 2009, 08:56 PM
No if its the stock driver.
Or if u get it from this PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppa

In a terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

to the end of the list, save,close.

Then update from update manager.
Then install
nvidia-glx-190
nvidia-190-libvdpau
nvidia-190-modaliases

packages. Then reboot.

denarced
November 22nd, 2009, 05:27 PM
No if its the stock driver.
Or if u get it from this PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~nvidia-vdpau/+archive/ppa

In a terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

to the end of the list, save,close.

Then update from update manager.
Then install
nvidia-glx-190
nvidia-190-libvdpau
nvidia-190-modaliases

packages. Then reboot.

sounds like worth a shot .. thanks