Bug#735424: Only blank screen after system-upgrade from wheezy to jessie

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Wed Jan 15 10:01:42 UTC 2014

Package: nvidia-driver
Version: 319.76-1
Severity: important


again i tried to upgrade from a perfect running installation of Debian wheezy to jessie.
This installation has been upgraded more than one time and in the history there might be the usage of original nvidia 


Currently running on wheezy is nvidia version 304.88-1+deb7u1.

lspci shows:
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] (rev a1)

$ dmesg | grep -i nvidia
[    3.940182] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    4.048578] nvidia 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[    4.057144] nvidia 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    4.057316] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  304.88  Wed Mar 27 14:26:46 PDT 2013
[    5.296282] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:02:00.1/sound/card1/input7
[    5.296549] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:02:00.1/sound/card1/input8
[    5.296760] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:02:00.1/sound/card1/input9
[    5.296978] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:02:00.1/sound/card1/input10

Is this the driver of the Debian packages or from natively NVida?
How can i determine the difference?


Now after the upgrade to jessie i have the installed NVidia packages:

ii  glx-alternative-nvidia                0.4.1                          amd64        allows the selection of NVIDIA as 
GLX provider
rc  libgl1-nvidia-alternatives-ia32       304.88-1+deb7u1                amd64        simplifies replacing MESA libGL 
with GPU vendor libraries (32-bit)
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx:amd64               319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA binary OpenGL libraries
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386                319.76-1                       i386         NVIDIA binary OpenGL libraries
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386                319.76-1                       i386         NVIDIA binary OpenGL 32-bit libraries
ii  libnvidia-compiler:amd64              319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA runtime compiler library
ii  libnvidia-ml1:amd64                   319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA Management Library (NVML) 
runtime library
rc  libxvmcnvidia1:amd64                  304.88-1+deb7u1                amd64        NVIDIA binary XvMC library
ii  nvidia-alternative                    319.76-1                       amd64        allows the selection of NVIDIA as 
GLX provider
ii  nvidia-driver                         319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA metapackage
ii  nvidia-glx                            319.76-1                       amd64        transition to nvidia-driver
ii  nvidia-installer-cleanup              20131102+1                     amd64        cleanup after driver installation 
with the nvidia-installer
ii  nvidia-kernel-common                  20131102+1                     amd64        NVIDIA binary kernel module 
support files
ii  nvidia-kernel-dkms                    319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA binary kernel module DKMS 
ii  nvidia-opencl-common                  319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA OpenCL driver
ii  nvidia-opencl-icd:amd64               319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA OpenCL ICD
ii  nvidia-settings                       319.72-1                       amd64        tool for configuring the NVIDIA 
graphics driver
ii  nvidia-support                        20131102+1                     amd64        NVIDIA binary graphics driver 
support files
ii  nvidia-vdpau-driver:amd64             319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA vdpau driver
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia             319.76-1                       amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver

dkms status:

MCS9865, 2.0.0, 3.12-1-amd64, x86_64: installed
MCS9865, 2.0.0, 3.2.0-4-amd64, x86_64: installed
nvidia-current, 319.76, 3.12-1-amd64, x86_64: installed
serial, 3.2.39: added
vboxhost, 4.2.12, 3.12-1-amd64, x86_64: installed
vboxhost, 4.2.12, 3.2.0-4-amd64, x86_64: installed

I installed the package nvidia-xconfig and generated a new xorg.conf, but i still only get a blank screen.


In the attached nvidia-installer.log i find

*** /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
*** ls: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 639 2012-06-15 21:39:59.000000000 +0200 /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jun 15 21:39:55 2012
installer version: 295.59

This is none of the other versions ???

It's really boring to have only a command shell after boot of jessie!
I have no idea what's going wrong and i don't want to install the original NVidia driver package.
Any help to solve the problem maybe helpful to other persons with the same problem also.

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