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Old 05-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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[Arch] NVIDIA GT 750M black screen

I've been attempting to resolve this issue for days, with no success. I'm fairly new to linux. I don't know anything about reinstalling the kernel (Although it sounds easy from what I've read). The window manager I'm currently using is KDE. I installed the nvidia drivers with pacman -S nvidia, then tried using startx. The screen goes black and my GPU fan comes on at full speed, then the laptop reboots after a few seconds. I also tried installing the proprietary drivers from NVIDIA's website with the same results. I've tried using nvidia-xconfig and bumblebee. The Xorg.0 log file has the entry
Screens found, but none have a valid configuration
or something similar to that.

I would have posted this on the Arch Linux forum but the verification is seemingly impossible in my state.
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it seems X fails to load.
can you still boot to (non-graphical) command line?

the arch wiki is full of useful info and does not require registration. neither does searching arch forums.

have you tried using nouveau? maybe you don't need the proprietary nvidia driver at all.
however, there are several proprietary nvidia drivers for different cards.
you have to check that out.

are you sure you need bumblebee? it says support for nvidia optimus.


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