nVidia driver : blank screen
I have got serious troubles with my nVidia GeForce FX Go 5700. When I use the generic nv drivers (available with Ubuntu), everything works fine, perfect screen resolution. I have very low FPS : average of 200.
When I've tried to install the nVidia drivers (already used both from Ubuntu packages and from nVidia website), I fell on the same problem every time. When I switch on the computer, I get the nVidia Logo. The screen contrast is already worse, but I've got an average of 3000 FPS (even though the video of the wheels seems much uglier than it was before). But the worst is that I can't access anymore to the console mode. I get a blank screen with weird horizontal and vertical colored lines. Those lines disappear progressively, the computer is then totally frozen on a wonderful blank screen. The same happens when I shut down Linux (it shows the blank screen but does not freeze this time).
Everything indicates that the drivers are correctly installed. I don't understand what's going on there.
Thanks for your help.
Acer Aspire 1522WLMi
AMD Athlon64 3000+
512 Mb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
with Ubuntu Hoary x86
Last edited by oonoon; 08-11-2005 at 09:12 AM.