Re: Black screen after installing 260.19.12 driver on 8400GS in kernel 2.6.35
I'm having what seems to be the same issue, but I'm using kernel 220.127.116.11 and driver version 260.19.21.
The 256.53 driver seems to function perfectly. If I un-install 256.53 and install 260.19.21 without changing xorg.conf, the monitor goes into power-save mode after starting X. The system seems to be functioning properly other than the blank screen. I've attached the debug log.
Note that I was getting a total system freeze when starting X on any version of the nvidia driver that I tried until I added pcie_aspm=off to the kernel command line. The nouveau driver was working though.