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This is a serious bug that I have experienced. First I installed the ubuntu nvidia driver, everything worked fine but I could only view in 800x600. Then I tried using ...
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    Unhappy Nvidia 1024x768 black screen on 6.06 64-bit


    This is a serious bug that I have experienced.
    First I installed the ubuntu nvidia driver, everything worked fine but I could only view in 800x600. Then I tried using easyubuntu to install the official driver, same results.

    Then I though it could be caused by my monitor, I installed MEPIS and installed official drivers, it worked perfectly well.

    For Now I can only use "vesa" driver under 1024x768.

    NVIDIA Geforce FX 5700 ULTRA
    AOC Monitor CT520n
    AMD Athlon FX 64 3200+ 2.20Ghz

    WORKING MEPIS SETTINGS
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (Xorg 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.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following commands as root:
    #
    #   cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
    #   md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum
    #   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Files"
    	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
    	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"dbe"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"record"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"keyboard"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc101"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"Auto"
    	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"false"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Nvidia Geforce 5700"
    	Driver		"nvidia"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	28-51
    	VertRefresh	43-60
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Nvidia Geforce 5700"
    	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    BLACK SCREEN UBUNTU SETTINGS
    Code:
    # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg 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 /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man /etc/X11/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.
    #
    # 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 "Files"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    	# path to defoma fonts
    	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"ExplorerPS/2"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "stylus"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "stylus"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "eraser"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "eraser"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "cursor"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                          # /dev/input/event
                                                          # for USB
      Option        "Type"          "cursor"
      Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV36.2 [GeForce FX 5700]"
    	Driver		"nvidia"
    	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"CT520n"
    	Option		"DPMS"
    	HorizSync	28-51
    	VertRefresh	43-60
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV36.2 [GeForce FX 5700]"
    	Monitor		"CT520n"
    	DefaultDepth	24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		1
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		4
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		8
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		15
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		16
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth		24
    		Modes		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
    	InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    	InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    Yes I...
    know how to edit xserver-xorg
    can see glxgears
    use the correct monitor frequencies
    have latest kernel installed
    have already tried replacing ubuntu xorg with mepis xorg
    " " placing 30-56 = horizontal / 50-120 = vertical as monitor values.

    Thanks a lot

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    Did you install the NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu like that :
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    And what about X log, does it show any errors?
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Did you install the NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu like that :
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    And what about X log, does it show any errors?
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    Yup, tried both legacy and the other drivers.

    Where can I check the X log?

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    The X log is in the file I mentionned : /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    You can output potential errors with this command :
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    The X log is in the file I mentionned : /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    You can output potential errors with this command :
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    Current Operating System: Linux MELOMANO 2.6.15-26-amd64-generic #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 7 19:25:13 UTC 2006 x86_64
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom

    OMG!

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    Ok, so I suggest you lose this section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
    # /dev/input/event
    # for USB
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    And about that "glx", can you post the output of
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i glx
    and of
    Code:
    locate libglx
    ?
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    1)
    Code:
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    2)
    Code:
    /home/lonrot/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8762-pkg2/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so.1.0.8762
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.1.0.8762
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so.1.0.8762
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglx.so
    /usr/lib/vlc/video_output/libglx_plugin.so
    The problem is that I just realized that this last driver wont work even in 800x600 resolution, I'm gonna reinstall the usual and give you the result of all this logs.
    And one more thing, I'm currently in "vesa" mode.

    PS: How can I do a clean removal of nvidia?

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