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I've just recently installed a Nvidia driver, and am having troubles reaching the log in screen, the computer will boot up normally and when it is time for the log ...
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    [Solved] nvidia driver problems


    I've just recently installed a Nvidia driver, and am having troubles reaching the log in screen, the computer will boot up normally and when it is time for the log in screen, it will be blank. If I restart enough times I can get in. Below is my xorg.conf, any ideas on what could be wrong?

    Code:
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 256.53  (buildmeister(at)builder101)  Fri Aug 27 21:34:01 PDT 2010
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load           "dbe"
        Load           "extmod"
        Load           "type1"
        Load           "freetype"
        Load           "glx"
    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 "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "Unknown"
        HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
        VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Last edited by sandraider; 09-24-2010 at 01:32 AM. Reason: pretty sure it is working

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    some more info, I just rebooted my computer and I got this error message
    (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist,0)
    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : No display device found for this x screen.
    (EE) screen(s) found but non have usable configuration

    why would this error messages only pop up sometimes?

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    What nVidia card you have.

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    Create a backup copy of existing xorg.conf file and use new settings.
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    su
    mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.n
    nano xorg.conf
    Generic Contents of xorg.conf file :
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    Section "Device"
           Identifier "Configured Video Device"
           Driver    "nvidia"  
           Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
             VertRefresh 50 - 160
             Option "UseEdidFreqs" "1"
             Option "ReducedBlanking"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" 
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
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    thanks for the help devils casper, did what you said and rebooted and everything loaded up fine.


    edit: The card I have is a GeForce 8600M GT (rev a1).

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    I booted up my computer this morning and am having the same problems as before, blank screen and can't do anything.

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    Check the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Check if xorg.conf has been overwritten somehow.
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    doesn't look like anything has change. sometimes it is a blank screen and am able to do nothing, but this afternoon, I got this error message.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : No display device found for this x screen.
    (EE) screen(s) found but non have usable configuration.
    when I attempted to use "startx" in attempt to get the xserver error message again, I received a blank screen after 3 flashes.

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    How did you install Nvidia Driver?
    Meanwhile replace "nvidia" with "nv" in Video Card section of xorg.conf file. In case "nv" doesn't work, use "vesa" driver.
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    I installed the driver from nvidia's site (downloaded a .run). The problem I have with nv, and the mesa driver is OpenGL direct rendering doesn't work when I use them.

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