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Old 03-18-2015, 01:48 AM   #1
AxleBlaze_
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Linux Black Desktop Screen (elementaryOS)


I recently installed elementaryOS and everything was working fine until I changed the drivers in the Additional Drivers section.
I then tried changing back to the drivers previously used and others but to no avail. I can see the menu bar at the top and run applications, but the whole desktop just appears black.

Here is some info.

Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310] (rev a2)

  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GT218 [GeForce 310]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       resources: irq:44 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ce000000-cfffffff ioport:ec00(size=128) memory:fbe80000-fbefffff
[1]+  Done                    lspci | grep --color=auto VGA
How can I fix this issue?
 
Old 03-18-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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Set a desktop wallpaper?
 
Old 03-18-2015, 02:13 AM   #3
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I've tried. I tried to set a wallpaper many times but to no avail. The login screen does change its wallpaper but the desktop doesn't.
 
Old 03-18-2015, 02:55 AM   #4
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Post output of
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lsmod
 
Old 03-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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Question Same problem

Same problem here, only difference is that it did that when I turned off "Mirror Screens"
my lsmod output is
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_wavefront          34737  0 
snd_usb_audio         101566  1 
snd_usbmidi_lib        24588  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_cs4236             29294  0 
snd_wss_lib            30063  2 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236
snd_opl3_lib           18863  2 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236
snd_hwdep              13276  3 snd_wavefront,snd_usb_audio,snd_opl3_lib
snd_mpu401             13847  0 
snd_mpu401_uart        13865  3 snd_wavefront,snd_cs4236,snd_mpu401
psmouse                86520  0 
snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
k8temp                 12905  0 
serio_raw              13027  0 
snd_seq                51592  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_rawmidi            25424  4 snd_wavefront,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_intel8x0           33455  2 
snd_ac97_codec        110213  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus               12642  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                80916  5 snd_usb_audio,snd_cs4236,snd_wss_lib,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
gspca_stv06xx          24095  0 
snd_seq_device         14172  4 snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
gspca_main             27654  1 gspca_stv06xx
snd_timer              28931  4 snd_wss_lib,snd_opl3_lib,snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         14108  3 snd_wss_lib,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
joydev                 17393  0 
videodev               86588  1 gspca_main
snd                    62218  22 snd_wavefront,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_cs4236,snd_wss_lib,snd_opl3_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
i2c_nforce2            12906  0 
ns558                  12654  0 
soundcore              14635  1 snd
gameport               15060  2 ns558
rfcomm                 38139  0 
bnep                   17830  2 
asus_atk0110           17742  0 
bluetooth             158447  10 rfcomm,bnep
parport_pc             32114  1 
ppdev                  12849  0 
mac_hid                13077  0 
lp                     17455  0 
parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
radeon                738016  3 
ttm                    65344  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper         45466  1 radeon
usbhid                 41937  0 
hid                    77428  1 usbhid
drm                   197641  5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
usb_storage            39646  0 
floppy                 60184  0 
forcedeth              58096  0 
i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 radeon
sata_nv                23360  2 
pata_amd               13750  0
 
Old 03-28-2015, 06:36 AM   #6
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I discovered that this wil work:
http://davidvos2.16mb.com/eos-screen1.png
And this wont work (no wallpaper):
http://davidvos2.16mb.com/eos-screen2.png
 
  


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