Bug#775981: nvidia-graphics-drivers: nVidia bin drivers - Blank screen after install (EE: No screens found)

Borislav Sabev borislavsabev at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 09:27:56 UTC 2015

Source: nvidia-graphics-drivers
Version: 340.65
Severity: important

After trying to install the nVidia binary driver (340.65) from the Debian
repositories (or even the installable package from the nVidia web site).
The graphics card is nVidia NVS 5200M.

uname -a:
Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Install goes OK - apt-get install logs:

Install suggests reboot to enable the driver.
I ran 'nvidia-xconfig' just before so I have a good xorg.conf.
NOTE that even deleting the xorg.conf will not startx.

The nvidia-xconfig generated xorg.conf:
http://pastebin.com/jgnXTggt (seems totally fine)

After reboot Xorg won't start. Error in Xorg.log is: "[6.102] (EE) no screens
Full Xorg.0.log:

http://pastebin.com/aWyi9DSv (seems totally fine)

System will default to the nouveau driver and I have graphics but from the
Intel HD graphics. I cannot run the

lspci | grep -i vga:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor
Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108GLM [NVS 5200M] (rev

(1) NOTE that I seem to have EXACTLY THE SAME ISSUE with the latest nvidia
binary on Wheezy! Got an update a while back and applied it. Blank screen
afterwards & the same error in Xorg.0.log (I have two separate installs running
on the same machine)

(2) NOTE that other people seem to have a similar problem but after updating
from wheezy too:

(3) NOTE that the binary from nvidia's web site causes the same problem.

Do I need to provide any more information?Notify me please.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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