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Old 01-23-08, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default BUG: Ubuntu Gutsy, Dell XPS 1730

After trying everything I can find on the nvidia forums, and finally getting help from #nvidia in IRC (thanks primer), I am still getting a black screen whenever I switch to "nvidia" driver in xorg.conf. To get things to work, I have to revert to "nv" driver.

Here is the bug report from nvidia-bug-report.sh:
http://sh.nu/p/23897

The problem seems to be related to:
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8853

and:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/126369

UPDATE: my laptop worked fine when I added irqpoll to the linux boot option in grub

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Old 02-03-08, 08:05 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-08, 12:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: BUG: Ubuntu Gutsy, Dell XPS 1730

Hello again,

Would it be possible to get a confirmation and maybe a slight explanation for this bug? and whether it is something we need to get through to dell or it can be fixed by nvidia?

thanks
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Old 02-10-08, 10:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: BUG: Ubuntu Gutsy, Dell XPS 1730

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Hello again,

Would it be possible to get a confirmation and maybe a slight explanation for this bug? and whether it is something we need to get through to dell or it can be fixed by nvidia?

thanks
hi kbs, many are having your same issue: enabling 3D with current nvidia drivers with some nv cards (mine is a PNY 8600GT) in current flavors of ubuntu results in a blank screen (the monitor appears to go into powersave mode).

no one seems to have found a working solution. i have tried every solution i could find on nvidia and ubuntu forums, and after many hours no success.

here's a thread you might want to take a look at:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=615215

one problem is that there doesn't seem to be a way to run an nvidia bug report so that the experts can diagnose the issue. but to say it plainly, some nvidia cards are currently unable to render a 3D desktop, and will instead make your system unusable.

i wish i could be of more help, both to you and those developing the drivers. but my guess is that it will be hard to get the attention of the latter, since it will be difficult to provide a bug report.
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Old 02-15-08, 10:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: BUG: Ubuntu Gutsy, Dell XPS 1730

max, thanks for the response and thread.

I managed to get official nvidia drivers working with 3d desktop on my XPS 1730 on gutsy.

After I get the black screen, I simply boot into recovery mode then modified /boot/grub/menu.lst

I added "pollirq" to the main boot option (i.e. linux 386 generic)

rebooted, started with the main boot option,
and everything was running perfectly, albiet a bit slower.

I provided the dmesg output in #nvidia in IRC and someone suggested that it is a bios related issue. But I have no way of confirming that or eve explaining it to the developers at nvidia or dell. But I am hoping the actions I took might triger something or can be explained by someone other than me in the hopes that we can provide better feedback that someone might be able to work on.
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Old 02-28-08, 04:16 PM   #6
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dear Kbs

I could suggest u to give a look to the xps 1730 forum, maybe u could find your solution...
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