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Old 05-25-11, 10:02 AM   #6
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Default Re: Blank Screen on Debian Linux

you can't use kernel module build for 2.6.32 with kernel 2.6.38 - no love
you can't use kernel module build with gcc 3.4 (driver for kernel 2.6.32) with kernel build with gcc 4.4 (kernel 2.6.38) - no love

uninstall everything that you installed "debian way", uninstall all xorg package for other cards - leave nouveau and vesa only.

Delete xorg.conf - should be no xorg.conf at all. Clean grub from changes.
Reboot with nouveau.
Download nVidia driver from nVidia (*.run package).
Edit /etc/default/grub to have line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset vga=792"
make "sudo update-grub"
Make sure that /etc/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist have no "blacklist vesafb" or "blacklist fbcon" entry.
Make sure that you use gcc 4.4 (cc -v)
Reboot to recovery, install driver by "sh" - make sure to make xorg.conf with nvidia-xconfig during that and install 32bit compatibility part.
Reboot to normal kernel.

PS: I'm currently running 275.09 with Linux Mint Debian Edition with kernel 2.6.38-2-amd64 with no problem at Lenovo T61p laptop.
  • Linux Debian Sid x86_64/ 3.2.0
  • Lenovo T61p
  • NVIDIA driver 295.33
  • Xorg/XServer 7.6+12/1.11.4
  • GNOME 3.2.2
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