I tried to install a Sparkle GeForce 9500 GT pci-e graphic card (http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product_de...=83&sub_id=228
) in Kubuntu 9.10.
If I use the default driver (nv) I can start Xorg and everything works fine.
In I try to use the proprietary nvidia driver, when I start Xorg the screen goes black and the machine freezes: I can't use mouse or keyboard. Even logging remotely with ssh doesn't work. I've to reboot the machine.
Moreover after reboot I can't find anything strange in Xorg.0.log or dmesg. I see Xorg starting, but no errors.
I tried with 190.42 (installed with Nvidia official installer script), 185.something (the one included in Kubuntu packages) and 173.something (the one included in Kubuntu packages). I've always the same effect, a black screen and hard freeze.
Do you think it could be hardware related? If this is the case, why I can use the card with nv driver? Where I can find debug information to track down the issue?
Thank you very much for your help!