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    NVIDIA GT 750M black screen

    I've been attempting to resolve this issue for days, with no success. I'm fairly new to linux. I don't know anything about reinstalling the kernel (Although it sounds easy from what I've read). The window manager I'm currently using is KDE. I installed the nvidia drivers with pacman -S nvidia, then tried using startx. The screen goes black and my GPU fan comes on at full speed, then the laptop reboots after a few seconds. I also tried installing the proprietary drivers from NVIDIA's website with the same results. I've tried using nvidia-xconfig and bumblebee. The Xorg.0 log file has the entry

    Screens found, but none have a valid configuration
    or something similar to that.

    I would have posted this on the Arch Linux forum but the verification is seemingly impossible in my state.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Have you tried installing the proprietary nVidia driver directly? There is the /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig tool which will set up your xorg.conf file properly, at least as it sees your hardware.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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