GTX 275 only shows blank, black screen under Linux 2.6.30 on Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
I'm running into some issues getting my GTX 275 card working under Gentoo Linux.
I'm running a 2.6.30-gentoo-r5 x86_64 kernel and X.Org 18.104.22.1681. The underlying hardware is a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 and Core i7 860, and the card works great under Windows 7 with the 191.07 drivers.
Specifically, when trying to test the server using "Xorg -config" my DFP flashes off briefly, and then lights up again, but shows a blank, black screen. Keys like NumLock continue working, and I can Ctrl+Alt+F1/F7 to switch between virtual consoles, but Ctrl+Alt+Backspace doesn't kill the server. (I end up using Ctrl+C or SysRq+RE to kill the server.)
There doesn't appear to be anything useful in the log files, and it appears that it should be working:
I've tested using both the stable 190.42 and beta 195.22 Unix drivers with the same results. Attached is my kernel .config and the output of nvidia-bug-report with -logverbose 6 under each of the driver versions.
I also tried the "nv" and "vesa" drivers with similar results.
I've been playing with various settings for a few evenings now without luck, so any ideas or help would be appreciated.
Re: GTX 275 only shows blank, black screen under Linux 2.6.30 on Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
What exactly is the command line you're using? If you're just starting X, the expected behavior of modern X servers is to show a black screen with no cursor until a client connects and tells it to do something. Also, Ctrl-Alt-Backspace was disabled in recent X releases. It sounds like the X server is operating as designed.
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