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Old 11-19-06, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Beta driver 9742 + 8800 Gtx is always blank screen while in X

hi,

I just installed the 9742, after fixing the dash caused bug in the installer, and the X seems to start fine now, but, just after the usual flicker in the screen (when the video board changes mode), the screen goes blank.

Everything seems to be running fine: screen sizes are correctly identified, gnome plays the login sound, and I can switch back to the text console. But whenever I am on xwindows console the screen is completely blank.

Any ideas what could be causing that ? And thanks in adavance for any help!

Also, I'm including the nvidia-installer.log, nvidia-bug-report.txt and the output of nvidia-settings -q all, I thought it might help identify the problem ...
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Old 11-19-06, 04:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Beta driver 9742 + 8800 Gtx is always blank screen while in X

According to your bug report, X is running 1024x768. Is that a native resolution for your display?
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Old 11-19-06, 04:28 PM   #3
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No, actually the native resolution is 2560x1600, but it supports 1024x768.

In my previous tests it was using 2560x1600, and /var/log/X.log.0 reported that it correctly selected that mode, but it was also blank. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+"+" would switch modes, all of them blank as well

Blank means no signal, as the monitor light would go out ...


Btw, it works on Windows, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware problem.
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Old 11-19-06, 04:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: Beta driver 9742 + 8800 Gtx is always blank screen while in X

Is there a reason why you've disabled acpi?

Please start X with the following command:
startx -- -logverbose 6

and then generate and attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.

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Old 11-20-06, 01:24 AM   #5
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So, I also was running my machine with a 400watts power supply, so I went out to buy a new 600watts supply, to make sure this wasn't the problem ... it wasn't.

The "noacpi" was set because it was my recovery boot ("single noapic acpi=off pci=noacpi").

This time I ran the test with the normal boot, with default kernel parameters, but for "quiet splash". Also, default configuration, with my normal screen resolution of 2560x1600.

And, as you mentioned, I ran

$ startx -- -logverbose 6

still, I get a blank screen ... but this time I'm not able to switch back to the console (with CNTRL+ALT+F1), so I had to ssh into the machine to get the debug report. Killing X windows also didn't fix the blank screen ...

hey, thanks for checking on this!

ps.: reply doesn't allow me to attach a file, so I left the file here:

nvidia-bug-report-20061119-2205.txt
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Old 11-20-06, 02:55 PM   #6
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I noticed that when I ran the nvidia-bug-report script I forgot to set DISPLAY, so it didn't fetch the nvidia-settings variables.

So I re-ran the test, this time with default options (only driver nvidia selected) and the results are here (I found how to attach files to reply, but it's too big, so the nvnews server won't accept it):

nvidia-bug-report-20061120-1133.txt

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Old 11-20-06, 03:42 PM   #7
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I've reproduced this problem (its specific to the Apple 30" DFP), and opened bug 269105.

Thanks,
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Old 11-20-06, 04:02 PM   #8
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Thanks Lonni. I'll follow up on that one. Let me know if you need any testing.

Btw, is the bug report private to nvidia intranet, or can I access it somewhere ?
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Old 11-29-06, 10:59 AM   #9
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Default Re: Beta driver 9742 + 8800 Gtx is always blank screen while in X

I'm having the same problem with the new Dell 30" monitor. The nvidia splash screen won't come up. What is worse is even if I try to use the vesa driver at 2650x1600, I get nothing.
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Old 11-30-06, 12:47 AM   #10
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I do get vesa to work, but only in 1024x768 ... it's so sad to have to work on 1024x768 in a 2560x1600 capable monitor
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