Originally Posted by AlxMAX
Commands like modprobe nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1 or putting a setting in /etc/modprobe.conf like option nvidia NVreg_SoftEDIDs=0 NVreg_Mobile=1 and IgnoreEDID in /etc/X11/xorg.conf were already done. When starting up the X server on my laptop, they either lead to a computer lock or the results were some kinds of esoteric animations, but nothing like a decent desktop, a decent mouse arrow ... !
OK, Its just that with the option IgnoreEDID
my nvidia crashed, but giving the startup option solved the problem of the bootuplook in my case ( toshiba, not dell ). But if that does not work on your Dell either, I'm sorry.
I hope the new found Dell-nvidia will help out.