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Old 09-29-07, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Black screen - 96.43.01 - GeForce4 MX440

Another black screen problem. Running Debian sid whose update yesterday forced me into updating my nvidia driver. Previous one worked fine. With nvidia installer, seemed to install OK and came up with KDE screen after startx given. Thereafter when booting up it just presents a black (blank) screen, even when using startx. The bug-report log is attached. modprobe nvidia yields nothing. bug-report script was run after boot to black screen and then using CTL-ALT F6 to gain command line log in.

Thanks for hints or solutions!

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Old 09-29-07, 05:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Black screen - 96.43.01 - GeForce4 MX440

If everything works fine until a reboot, then this sounds like a known Debian/Ubuntu bug which is documented in the forum sticky posts.
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Old 09-29-07, 06:21 PM   #3
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Thanks netllama -- problem solved. I got back at it after a long break and about the time you sent your message, and I solved it myself in a slightly different way: I deleted (actually moved) file /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.96.43.01 and the link /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so and everything works fine again now.

I also looked up the reference (sticky) you mentioned; removed two files there too (hopefully will affect future driver compilations); but since things working will leave well enough alone.

The "glx" problem, as I call it, bit me in June 2006 on a 2nd computer. In both cases the /var/log/Xorg.0.log ended with the GLX module starting -- and apparently hanging.
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