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Old 12-09-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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Blank screen with new drivers and nVidia GeForce GO 7300

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop with a GeForce GO 7300 graphic card and I'm having problems using the latest drivers. If I install the pakage nvidia-glx-new and restart the machine, the system can't start the X server: the screen stays blank and my only option is to turn off the laptop (Ctrl + Alt + Canc or Backspace doesn't work).

Does any of you have any experience with the same graphic card? Do you know how to try and solve this issue?

Old 12-09-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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Did you make sure your xorg.conf file is configured correctly? The Nvidia install will usually do a good job of this if you tell it to, but I would still check the result. Also, did you make sure the module is loaded correctly? You might even have to manually tell the system to load the module in a startup script if it doesn't autoload.

Check your logs for any helpful information (messages, syslog, Xorg.0.log).

I would suggest not booting directly into X until you get this solved. Otherwise this is going to be more frustrating.


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