SOLVED suddely black screen on 10.04 problem nvidia driver?

Asked by Ubunt"u"ser on 2010-09-16

07-10-10
Solution till now?? !!

Followed the whole 'threat' /etc/X11/default-display-manager (in my case 'etc / sbin / gdm). Which stands for Gnome Display Manager gdm. That turned out to be 'disappeared'. Then booted into kernel (in my case 2.6.32.25) recovery mode. Then to root in terminal (last option in row). Xserver startup by entering 'startx', there are several ways possible. (read 'man-k xserver' and / or 'man xserver). I came into root in graphical interface. There I used "nvidia-settings" to change resolution etc., clicked
' apply ' and then 'save to X screen'. Obviously after looking whether the current version was available in the software. Used synaptic xserver to install 'gdm' again. Reboot and ........ since 6:30 this morning ........ I cannot complain Hope this is of some help to sombody.

06-10-10:
In the mean time I experienced, because I set the resolution through "save to xconfig file" instead of just using "apply" this xorg.conf:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 260.19.06 (buildd@louvi) Tue Sep 21 09:47:13 UTC 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "Files"
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"
    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Acer V193HQ"
    HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh 55.0 - 76.0
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "1280x720 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth 24
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Working on 1280 x 720 H 45Khz V: 60 Hz.

The machine stayed active for a few days, hibernated correctly, all fine. Then after a normal shut-down, no problems mentioned, monday morning: nothing at all not even through USB! All black. I remembered having an external HDD with an iso on it, I used that through USB; the system started as if it were on the HDD!! Nvidia intact, just wrong resolution. So restored old xorg.conf manually, lost "new beautiful" xorg.conf
Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Default Screen"
   DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier "Default Device"
   Driver "nvidia"
   Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Changed to 1280 x 720 auto Hz and till now it works again. BUT before I have had occasions that only wanting to change users it all just falls back to 1280 x 1040 more then 60 Hz.

Maybe this is of some help.

Regards

Hans

Now: september 30, 2010

Update.
Xorg.conf now:
Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Default Device"
 Driver "nvidia"
 Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Nvidia Driver "current" is installed and working on latest updates of kernel and on Grub-pc 1.98-1Ubuntu7 Nvidia Common is installed as well.

X.Org X server -- evdev input driver 1:2.3.2-5ubuntu1
Screen now 1280x720 auto HZ

Still screen changes for no reason I can see to 1280 x1040.
In "Nvidia X server settings", I can't work with "save to X server conf file", because with start up I'll get a black screen again and can start all over again. So I only use "Apply".

See further info below

Hello:

So after a lot of problems upgrading to 10.04, eventually a clean install. First in 8.04, 9.10 and now as said in 10.04 for the second time, problems with the screen. It starts, gets a bit grey, then I see the GNU without touching keys, I choose the one at the top, Get's black again, Then some orange shows very short and I can log in, but not in any interface. Just as root in terminal. That's as far as I get.

The machine:
PC1(wired)10.04; ASRock N68; Dual AMD 64 Athlon(tm) II X2 240; RAM: 2048 DDR2; ATA Disk WD320Gb; Atheros AR5001X + W'less Sitecom 300N ; VGA compatible controller C61 [Nvidia GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a]; screen Acer 19'' V193HQ 1280x720 max.

Tried this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia

Installed this one
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/06/how-to-install-nvidia-25635-display.html
Worked great for 2 weeks and is now gone with the wind. Nowhere to find. Strange.....

This hereunder is what's on it, I can imagine it will conflict, but what can I get rid of and what not. And how, I can only work from USB-Stick.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache search nvidia
dmraid - Device-Mapper Software RAID support tool
jockey-common - user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-gtk - GNOME user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-kde - KDE user interface and desktop integration for driver management
libvdpau-dev - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (development files)
libvdpau-doc - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (documentation)
libvdpau1 - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (libraries)
nvidia-173-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-185-modaliases - Transitional package for nvidia-185-modaliases
nvidia-96-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-common - Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
nvidia-current-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-settings - Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
smartdimmer - Change LCD brightness on Geforce cards
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)
xserver-xorg-video-nv - X.Org X server -- NV display driver
nvidia-173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-173-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-173-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-kernel-source
nvidia-180-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-180-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-180-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-185-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-185-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-96 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-96-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-96-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-kernel-source
nvidia-current - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-current-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-glx-173 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173
nvidia-glx-173-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-dev
nvidia-glx-180 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-180-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
nvidia-glx-185 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-185-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
nvidia-glx-96 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96
nvidia-glx-96-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-dev
nvidia-kernel-common - NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache search ppa
apparmor - User-space parser utility for AppArmor
apparmor-docs - Documentation for AppArmor
apparmor-utils - Utilities for controlling AppArmor
lbdb - The little brother's database for the mutt mail reader
libapparmor-dev - AppArmor development libraries and header files
libapparmor-perl - AppArmor library Perl bindings
libapparmor1 - changehat AppArmor library
libneon27 - An HTTP and WebDAV client library
libneon27-gnutls - An HTTP and WebDAV client library (GnuTLS enabled)
libxom-java - A new XML object model for Java
libxom-java-doc - Documentation for the libxom-java package
palo - Linux boot loader for parisc/hppa
pnm2ppa - PPM to PPA converter
texlive-science - TeX Live: Typesetting for natural and computer sciences
type-handling - dpkg architecture generation script
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache search vesa
grub-pc - GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
libxext-dev - X11 miscellaneous extensions library (development headers)
libxext6 - X11 miscellaneous extension library
libxext6-dbg - X11 miscellaneous extensions library (debug package)
xserver-xorg-video-vesa - X.Org X server -- VESA display driver
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache search nouveau
libdrm-nouveau1 - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
libdrm-nouveau1-dbg - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- debugging symbols
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

_________________________________________________________________
This is the Xorg.conf on the moment:
Xorg.conf:
Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Acer HQ19"
   DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier "Default Device"
   Driver "nvidia"
   Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

#default screen I removed and put in the screen name , but doesn' t work.

___________________________________________________________

Till a few days ago I worked with this xorg.conf:

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Default Screen"
   DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier "Default Device"
   Driver "nvidia"
   Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Last time I changed the xorg.conf with the failsafe file and it worked again, now it does not.

I now also edited the kernel, removing quite splash with " nomodeset" . Nothing!
Kernel is the newest as well, ends at .24

The story:
Two days ago, in the evening just a normal shut down. In the morning the machine didn't start; black screen. The recovery mode even does not work. Everything I tried last times, I did it all again and more, nothing works, The grub is the newest, 1.98 1Ubuntu7

There are a few weird things I think:

    * The Nvidia seems to been gone. only the common-directory is left.
    * The nvidia is gone but Nouveau is back! I did not and do not understand .....

Now using a Live USB, I am able to enter, and changed the following:

    * I have removed video Nouveau
    * The Veza is off
    * Current Nvidia installled
    *But once I reboot everything is as it was earlier on. All changes DISAPPEAR again.

Then I looked at the grub, which looks ok to me. I have the 1.98 1Ubuntu7

    * The terminal now does NOT operate from the USB stick, the command: mount/dev/sda1/mnt sudo "does not exist"
    * Similarly, sudo grub-install / dev / sda - root-directory = / mnt "says" unknown command "

What happens durign START-UP: : start, pause, image fade equally, without keys, I then see Grub here and am able to choose a kernel mode (the latest), and sometimes even heavy the Ununtu logo, then flash comes by with an orange ubuntu color and then everything stops, flashing in root (in black, BUT so I can login. Not in a nice interface though. Any way. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the help to come.
Another important issue might be; someone earlier suggested doing an update, to remove 2.6.32.21 kernel, so that's not on the system no more. Can that be the problem? To be sure, the usb stick is made on Sept. 14.

Hans

Sept 15: 17:35 hours approximately
An "update": when I boot from the USB stick the firtst time, then everything runs as desired that way. When I don' t remove the USB portable memory, and reboot the PC through the stick! then the second time that even does not function. It acts the same as if it tried to boot from the hdd (Bios changed!). Very strange.

Right now I experience that I can't use the Icons nor on the panels as on the screen, when I remove the stick while working. Directories in Nautilus there the icons appear empty, no link behind it. That's probably because I've installed Nvidia current and uninstalled Vesa and Nouveau? After rebooting again; Current is gone and the other 2 are back. Like ghosts.

I just installed current again, is says it' s in action but after rebooting you have to start all over again.

Hope you can help me.

I answer more questions gladly.

Hans

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Ubunt"u"ser (hans-schaaij) said : #2

Hello actionparsnip,

I'm sorry, but it didn't work out. And I'm sure I took the xorg.conf there was before, because after last time a made a copy.

Ubunt"u"ser (hans-schaaij) said : #3

Now: september 30, 2010

Update.
Xorg.conf now:
Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Default Device"
 Driver "nvidia"
 Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Nvidia Driver "current" is installed and working on latest updates of kernel and on Grub-pc 1.98-1Ubuntu7 Nvidia Common is installed as well.

X.Org X server -- evdev input driver 1:2.3.2-5ubuntu1
Screen now 1280x720 auto HZ

Still screen changes for no reason I can see to 1280 x1040.
In "Nvidia X server settings", I can't work with "save to X server conf file", because with start up I'll get a black screen again and can start all over again. So 'll only use "Apply".

What's still on it, now working "normally".

ubuluv@ubumon:~$ apt-cache search nvidia
dmraid - Device-Mapper Software RAID support tool
libvdpau-dev - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (development files)
libvdpau-doc - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (documentation)
libvdpau1 - Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (libraries)
nvidia-common - Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
smartdimmer - Change LCD brightness on Geforce cards
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)
xserver-xorg-video-nv - X.Org X server -- NV display driver
nvidia-180-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-180-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-180-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-glx-180 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-180-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
nvidia-kernel-common - NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
conky-all - highly configurable system monitor (all features enabled)
cpufreqd - fully configurable daemon for dynamic frequency and voltage scaling
gimp-normalmap - Normal map plugin for GIMP
nvclock - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvclock-gtk - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvclock-qt - Allows you to overclock your nVidia card under GNU/Linux
nvidia-180-modaliases - Transitional package for nvidia-185-modaliases
nvtv - tool to control TV chips on NVidia cards under Linux
sensors-applet - Display readings from hardware sensors in your Gnome panel
sysinfo - display computer and system information
trigger-rally - free 3D rally racing car game
trigger-rally-data - free 3D rally racing car game - data files
nouveau-firmware - Firmware for nVidia graphics cards
nvidia-cg-toolkit - NVIDIA Cg Toolkit Installer
jockey-common - user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-gtk - GNOME user interface and desktop integration for driver management
jockey-kde - KDE user interface and desktop integration for driver management
nvidia-settings - Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
nvidia-185-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source
nvidia-185-libvdpau - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau
nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-185-libvdpau-dev
nvidia-185-modaliases - Transitional package for nvidia-185-modaliases
nvidia-current - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-current-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-current-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-glx-185 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185
nvidia-glx-185-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-185-dev
nvidia-173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-173-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-173-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-kernel-source
nvidia-173-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-glx-173 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173
nvidia-glx-173-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-173-dev
nvidia-96 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
nvidia-96-dev - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
nvidia-96-kernel-source - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-kernel-source
nvidia-96-modaliases - Modaliases for the NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
nvidia-glx-96 - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96
nvidia-glx-96-dev - Transitional package for nvidia-glx-96-dev
ubuluv@ubumon:~$ $ apt-cache search ppa
$: command not found
ubuluv@ubumon:~$ apt-cache search ppa
apparmor - User-space parser utility for AppArmor
apparmor-docs - Documentation for AppArmor
apparmor-utils - Utilities for controlling AppArmor
lbdb - The little brother's database for the mutt mail reader
libapparmor-dev - AppArmor development libraries and header files
libapparmor-perl - AppArmor library Perl bindings
libapparmor1 - changehat AppArmor library
libneon27 - An HTTP and WebDAV client library
libneon27-gnutls - An HTTP and WebDAV client library (GnuTLS enabled)
libxom-java - A new XML object model for Java
libxom-java-doc - Documentation for the libxom-java package
palo - Linux boot loader for parisc/hppa
pnm2ppa - PPM to PPA converter
texlive-science - TeX Live: Typesetting for natural and computer sciences
type-handling - dpkg architecture generation script
apparix - console-based bookmark tool for fast file system navigation
apparmor-notify - AppArmor notification system
apparmor-profiles - Profiles for AppArmor Security policies
astronomical-almanac - astronomical almanac - calculate planet and star positions
bioperl-run - Wrapper modules for BioPerl
blobandconquer - A 3D platform shooting game
bootcd-hppa - bootcd extension to create images that can boot on parisc/hppa
celestia - A real-time visual space simulation
celestia-common - Datafiles for Celestia, a real-time visual space simulation
celestia-glut - A real-time visual space simulation (GLUT frontend)
celestia-gnome - A real-time visual space simulation (GNOME frontend)
celestia-kde - A real-time visual space simulation (KDE frontend)
courierpassd - Change courier user passwords using poppassd interface
di-netboot-assistant - Debian-Installer netboot assistant
drobo-utils - manage data robotics storage units (drobos)
embassy-domainatrix - Extra EMBOSS commands to handle domain classification file
icebreaker - Break the iceberg
ldapscripts - Add and remove user and groups (stored in a LDAP directory)
libapache2-mod-apparmor - changehat AppArmor library as an Apache module
libb-hooks-op-annotation-perl - module to allow annotation and delegation of hooked OPs
libb-hooks-op-ppaddr-perl - C API to hook into Perl opcode execution
libfile-finder-perl - wrapper for File::Find ala find(1)
libneon26 - An HTTP and WebDAV client library
libneon26-gnutls - An HTTP and WebDAV client library (GnuTLS enabled)
libopenthreads-dev - Object-Oriented (OO) thread interface for C++ programmers, development files
libopenthreads12 - Object-Oriented (OO) thread interface for C++ programmers, development files
libpam-apparmor - changehat AppArmor library as a PAM module
libshp-dev - C API for reading and writing ArcView Shapefiles
libshp1 - C API for reading and writing ArcView Shapefiles
libsub-wrappackages-perl - Perl module to wrap subroutines in packages
mednafen - multi-platform emulator, including NES, GB/A, Lynx, PC Engine
openthreads-doc - Documentation for Object-Oriented (OO) thread interface
pmccabe - McCabe-style function complexity and line counting for C and C++
poppass-cgi - a CGI script to interact with a poppassd server
poppassd - password change server for Eudora and NUPOP
potrace - utility to transform bitmaps into vector graphics
prctl - Process control operations
printconf - automatically configures USB and parallel printers with CUPS
python-zope.proxy - Generic transparent proxies for Python
r-cran-epibasix - GNU R Elementary Epidemiological Functions
r-cran-psy - GNU R procedures for psychometrics
scsiadd - add or remove SCSI devices by rescanning the bus
sdop - Simplified DocBook Processor
shapelib - C API for reading and writing ArcView Shapefiles
sork-passwd-h3 - Horde3 module for users to change their password
stellarium - real-time photo-realistic sky generator
stellarium-data - datafiles for Stellarium, a real-time photo-realistic sky generator
txt2html - Text to HTML converter
xfonts-kappa20 - X11 Kappa 20dot Fonts (ISO-8859-1..4/9/10/13..16, Japanese) with bold
celestia-common-nonfree - Non-free datafiles for Celestia, a real-time visual space simulation
ivtv-utils - utilities for use with the ivtv kernel driver
mythplugins-dbg - Debug symbols for mythplugins
xserver-xorg-video-ivtv - X.Org X server -- IVTV display driver
xserver-xorg-video-ivtv-dbg - X.Org X server -- IVTV display driver (debug symbols)
yale - stellar data set from the Yale Bright Star Catalog
xbmc-ppa-keyring - GnuPG archive keys for the XBMC PPA
ppa-purge - disables a PPA and reverts to official packages
ppasearch - Search and install PPAs from the command line.
ubuluv@ubumon:~$ apt-cache search vesa
libxext-dev - X11 miscellaneous extensions library (development headers)
libxext6 - X11 miscellaneous extension library
libxext6-dbg - X11 miscellaneous extensions library (debug package)
xserver-xorg-video-vesa - X.Org X server -- VESA display driver
fbtv - television viewer - Linux framebuffer application
read-edid - hardware information-gathering tool for VESA PnP monitors
v86d - daemon to run x86 code in an emulated environment
xresprobe - X Resolution Probe
grub-pc - GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
ubuluv@ubumon:~$ apt-cache search nouveau
libdrm-nouveau1 - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
libdrm-nouveau1-dbg - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- debugging symbols
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - X.Org X server -- Nouveau display driver (experimental)
maint-guide-fr - French translation of Debian New Maintainers' Guide
xfonts-jmk - James M. Knoble's character-cell fonts for X
nouveau-firmware - Firmware for nVidia graphics cards
ubuluv@ubumon:~$

Hope it makes some things clearer again.
Hans

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