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Old 02-10-11, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Blank Screen on HP EliteBook 8540w with NVIDIA driver


I recently received a new HP EliteBook 8540w with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M card and a 15.6" HP DreamColor Display.

I installed different Linux distributions (Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, SLED 11 and Linux Mint 9) and tried to use different ersions of the NVIDIA-driver for Linux (256.53, 260.19, 270.18). Everytime after installing any version of the NVIDIA driver and running xconfig I never get X running.

When specifying an EDID which I extracted from a Windows 7 installation I only get a black screen, but no error in the log files. Logging into Gdm seems to work. At least there is a login sound, but the screem is still black.
Without EDID I always get a Fatal server error: no screens found.

I have attached two bug-reports. One with EDID, the other one without.

Thank you very much for any help.

Best regards
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File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report-edid.log.gz (87.1 KB, 188 views)
File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report-no-edid.log.gz (67.5 KB, 152 views)

Last edited by thwint; 02-12-11 at 04:09 AM.
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