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Old 12-02-06, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default no display - black screen

hardware:
Dell Precision M-50 (laptop)
nVidia Quadro500 2go

os:
suse linux 10.1
kernel 2.6.16.13-4-default

just installed 1.0-9629 for Linux x86 using "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run" following the instructions from the download page. Now when I boot, I get to runlevel 5 and the screen goes black and stays that way. I hear the KDE startup sound and if I hit my power button I hear the shutdown dialog sound as well, so I'm pretty sure KDE is running in the background. I just cant see it.

I can get into text mode using CTL+ALT+F1, and see that runlevel 5 has been reached. Trying to switch back to gui mode (CTL+ALT+F7) just gives me the black screen again.

I let the installer configure my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, so I tried backing up that one and switching back to the one named xorg.conf.backup (renaming it to xorg.conf) without any noticable difference. I also have xorg.conf.saxsave, xorg.conf.md5, and xorg.conf.install versions, though I'm not sure where they all came from. I will keep trying these different versions, but wanted to post this to see if anyone had any other suggestions.

thanks!
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Old 12-02-06, 09:54 AM   #2
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Please generate and attach an nvidia-bug-report.log while this problem is present.

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Old 12-02-06, 02:23 PM   #3
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sorry - didn't read the "stability problem" sticky - doh! here's the bug report...
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Old 12-02-06, 10:20 PM   #4
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You should comment out all of the modelines, and add the following option to the Device section of xorg.conf:
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "DFP"

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Old 12-03-06, 12:45 AM   #5
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that seems to have done the trick - thanks Lonni!!

BTW - is there a command-line way to tell if I'm getting hardware accelleration? Right now, I'm just going by my openGL screensaver performance - not the most objective way to check...
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Old 12-03-06, 12:58 AM   #6
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If you're using the nvidia X driver, then you're getting OpenGL accleration. You could also look through the output from glxinfo.

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Old 12-03-06, 08:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: no display - black screen

Same problem; still in black even after this latest trick or treat.
Help please!
It's one month that I beat the head on the wall.
I need an happy xmas this year.
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