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

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Wed Jan 15 11:27:49 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-15 11:01, Karsten Malcher wrote:
> Package: nvidia-driver
> Version: 319.76-1
> Severity: important
> Hello,
> again i tried to upgrade from a perfect running installation of Debian
> wheezy to jessie.
That should be supported :-)

> This installation has been upgraded more than one time and in the
> history there might be the usage of original nvidia packages.
I have put a lot of effort into cleaning up the mess created by having
used the nvidia *.run installer in the past, but I may have missed some
corner cases.

> 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

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

proprietary driver packaed by Debian

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

looks fine

> 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.

Right now I don't see an obvious problem.
Please run

  reportbug -N 735424

on the machine, this will collect a bit more information about your
setup, e.g. Xorg logfiles.


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