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Old 08-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Fatal Error: No screens found


I'm probably way too stubborn but I have tried to install Nvidia closed source drivers on many distros, and three different machines always with basically the same problem.

I remove all traces of the open source Nvidia, kill X, and install. It goes smoothly until I let it update with nvidia-xorg config. As soon as it does that, slim won't start. If i delete xorg.conf it loads x without a problem, but I'm pretty sure that I'm not using Nvidia drivers. The only error I can find is in my /var/log/slim.log "Fatal error: No screens found"

I have a core i3, and a Geforce GT 520M, When I type lsmod I see both i915 and nvidia loaded, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are doing anything right? How can I tell.
As for using xorg.conf. I see so many post of people who seem to effortlessly get this working? what am I doing wrong here?
 
Old 08-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Study /var/log/Xorg.0.log. There must be an error raised somewhere which likely provides the answer.

You can also try to blacklist i915 in /etc/modules/blacklist.conf. Not 100% sure about directory and filename, so check where other modules are blacklisted.

Also check this thread, I haven't tried it yet, but maybe it is a pointer for you. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ia-4175424128/

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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You know whats kinda strange.

I can't seem to blacklist i915

I created /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

added

blacklist i915

and restarted X

nothing

Both are still there.
 
Old 08-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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I just checked, and indeed /etc/modprobe.d is the correct directory. I added the file blacklist-nouveau.conf and it contains the line blacklist nouveau

Obviously you should use i915 instead of nouveau. I am not sure if the .conf extension is mandatory.

To unload the module restarting X is not sufficient. You must rmmod i915 but chances are this is impossible.

Then restart your machine and look again.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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I just checked, and indeed /etc/modprobe.d is the correct directory. I added the file blacklist-nouveau.conf and it contains the line blacklist nouveau

Obviously you should use i915 instead of nouveau. I am not sure if the .conf extension is mandatory.

To unload the module restarting X is not sufficient. You must rmmod i915 but chances are this is impossible.

Then restart your machine and look again.

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Perhaps not. If his system has both the nvidia and nouveau drivers, both may be loaded and trying to use the same hardware.

The i985 and nvidia drivers can, I believe, co-exist in the same system since the hardware is different.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #6
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This works in archlinux
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grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
  


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