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Old 04-16-10, 12:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Xorg crash on workstation startup, 173.14.25, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, Ubuntu 9.10

Fresh install of Xubuntu on a desktop system.
Run System-Update, Check for new updates, Install all updates.
Reboot. Everything works fine, screen is 800x600 max. resolution.
Make backup of OS partition for system recovery.
Optional, makes no difference:
Synaptic Package Manager, Search: nvidia, remove all NVIDIA packages (the only installed packages are the ones to check for which card is installed)
System - Hardware Drivers - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173) [Recommended]
System shows the Xfce mouse, then the screen goes black. Keyboard is completely unresponsive, not even num-lock or caps-lock. CTRL-ALT-DEL does nothing.
Restore updated system from backup.
Download from NVIDIA website.
Boot into recovery (single user) mode.
Run with -x (extract only).
Run nvidia-installer, no problems that I noticed, install successful message.
Same problem as above.

No other NVIDIA packages or drivers seemed to be installed in the default Xubuntu install -> update. The system does work without problems under Windows 2000 and XP; Gentoo Linux and Xubuntu without the NVIDIA driver.

I also tried using the previous kernel 2.6.31-14-generic as opposed to the current kernel 2.6.31-20-generic with no luck.

I could not find a patch to update 173.14.25 further.

Please help.
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