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From: B Vance <bvance@...>
Subject: Re: Nvidia blank screen
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 10:28:17 -0500
With Nvidia-drivers, the unstable are the best ones to use.  I'd try
using the most recent release (1.0.8178-r3) and the same for
nvidia-glx.  

Just as a note.. Make sure that you haven't accidentally put your
monitor resolution too high for it to show or at an incorrect Hz range.

B. Vance
On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 10:18 -0500, Spencer Ogden wrote:
> Apologies if this has been discussed before, but I wasn't able to find 
> any resent postings about similar problems.
> 
> I have a fresh install of 2006.0 amd64 on a Gigabyte , which includes 
> onboard Nvidia video, calling itself a GeForce 6150. I am running 
> stable, with the  2.6.15-gentoo-r5 kernel. The nvidia-kernel driver 
> compiles and loads fine, version 1.0.6629-r5.
> 
> This first problem was that loading the module does not create the 
> /dev/nvidia* nodes. Running /sbin/NVmakedevices.sh fixed this. Are there 
> missing udev rules? The load event shows up in udevmonitor.
> 
> That at least allowed X to try and load. Only now I get a blank screen, 
> which is totally unresponsive, even to Cntl-Alt-BS. Only a reset gets me 
> out of it (Can't kill X remotely). There are no mentions of problems in 
> the log.
> 
> I have tried some of the random fixes mentioned on line including:
> Option "NoRenderExtension"
> Option "NvAGP" "1" or "0"
> 
> But haven't made any progress. There have been many postings over the 
> years about blank screen on amd64 platforms, but none with recent 
> kernels and Nvidia driver versions.
> 
> Are these known problems? Should I try the unstable versions?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Spencer
> 

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