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Old 01-25-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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Question Ubuntu Edgy - black screen on reboot


Did a fresh install on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10 and am getting a black screen on reboot... using an MX4000 NVIDIA GFORCE card. Actually I'm able to get to a terminal by using CTRL-ALT-F1, but I'm unable to startx.

After install Ubuntu and running an apt-get update / apt-get upgrade then installing KUBUNTUI rebooted the machine and black is all I see...

Did I need to do some type of video card driver installation? or isn't there a default driver loaded?

T.I.A.

TW,
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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You probably need to install the nvidia X module. Run:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nv

You may need to modify xorg.conf to load the module under the Modules section.

Run 'dpkg -L xserver-xorg-video-nv' to see what is the name of the modules. It should be called saved possibly to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libnv.so
 
Old 01-25-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tiger.woods
After install Ubuntu and running an apt-get update / apt-get upgrade then installing KUBUNTUI rebooted the machine and black is all I see...
TW,
If you want Kubuntu then all you have to do is go to distrowatch.com and find Kubuntu or go to kubuntu.org and go to the download page. I am running Kubuntu at home and it is better than what I was using. It is taking me some time to get use to the uniqueness of Ubuntu.

Of course you have to have a working OS to do this, but doing a reinstall of Ubuntu or any OS you can make this work.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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You probably need to install the nvidia X module. Run:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nv
I get "already at latest version" when trying apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nv

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Originally Posted by ramram29
You may need to modify xorg.conf to load the module under the Modules section.

Run 'dpkg -L xserver-xorg-video-nv' to see what is the name of the modules. It should be called saved possibly to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libnv.so
Am I trying to load a driver at this point?

When I ran `dpkg -L xserver-xorg-video-nv` I get a list of directory's, files, etc. the 2 that stick out to me are nv_drv.so and riva128.so. does that make any sense to you?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #5
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Found this link (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~djm/ubuntu/) and it was generaly able to help..

Thanks for the assistance.
 
  


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