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Old 01-24-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Display problem Linux Mint


Linux downloaded new updates and worked perfectly. Next time I started mint, just before the login screen appears display says No Signal and goes in sleep mode. I think that mint downloaded somekind of display driver update wich is not compatible with my driver card. I can't see desktop, I just hear the login sound and that's all. What should I do? I'm new with linux


Oops! I know this is on wrong forum, sorry my mistake

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Hi there, welcome to LQ!

Possibly telling us what version of Mint you're running, and telling us what you can about your video card and driver would help too. What's the make and model of video device, and what driver do you normally use for it?

What I would do first, if this were me (and I don't use Mint), is try CTRL-ALT-F2 and see if that takes you to a fresh terminal where you can log in. If it does, I would log in as root, and go to /etc/X11 and see if you have an xorg.conf file, and if so, open it in an editor (not sure what Mint has for commandline editors) and examine what driver it has configured.
If it's not the right one, fix that.
Check the rest of the file to see if the settings are appropriate for your monitor and video card, and resolution, etc..

Once done, try killing X if it's running, and restarting it (or reboot).

DISCLAIMER: As I said, I don't use Mint, so if there's a particular command such as "sudo <some-package-manager> <xorg> reconfigure" or something like this, that will "automagically" fix your xorg system, you would do well to investigate and find this command (Google!), and use that, before going the manual repair route that I gave.

Alternately, wait for a Mint user to pop in and help with first-hand Mint experience.

Cheers!
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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I agree w/ grapefruitgirl. I do also remember reading somewhere that there's an issue with an intel driver...so maybe see if you can force x to use vesa...
even if there isn't an xorg.conf you can create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and toss this in:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
EndSection

(this was a first...when I was done typing that out, I actually hit ctrl-x to exit out of nano...thanks again gentoo!!!)
 
Old 01-25-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
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Ok, Linux is version Mint 8 called as Helena. With Grub 1.97 Beta bootloader. There is also windows 7 on dual operatingsystem. And display driver is Asus Nvidia GeForce N6800GT. Actually there is two of them, SLi pridge installed. Linux recommendet to download newer driver and ofcourse I did it, after it display does'nt wakeup at all. It goes black just before the Mint Login-screen appears. Linux starts normally but display is black. I don't know how can I open any console or anything if I don't see what am I doing. Do I have to start with installerdisk and try to fix something? or is there any backuppoint what I can reload?

as I said, I'm new with linux
 
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Solved!

Okay, problem solved. Somehow linux does'nt recognize second SLi display driver. I have to change display port when using linux. Lucky me having two monitors Thanks everybody who tried to help
 
Old 01-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #6
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google around...shouldn't be too hard to use the 2nd card
 
Old 01-26-2010, 07:19 PM   #7
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It's easy enough to use the second card, but, unless I am mistaken about the purpose of bridged SLI, as far as I know, you only get ONE display when using it. The purpose of SLI is to use the processing power of both video cards, with the intent of getting twice the speed and rendering ability on one display. The second card's outputs are not used.

Am I wrong? If so, someone correct me.

Does both monitors work on Windows, with the SLI bridge in place?

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