Bug#775981: nvidia-graphics-drivers: nVidia bin drivers - Blank screen after install (EE: No screens found)
borislavsabev at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 09:33:40 UTC 2015
I was pretty sure that Optimus was disabled on my machine as I was using it
in single graphics mode for over an year and a half.
Thus, while debugging this, I did not check for the Optimus problems.
I checked and somehow it was enabled in BIOS (EFI). After disabling it all
is fine again and I managed to install the latest binary drivers.
I blacklisted the nouveau driver in a custom file in
options nouveau modeset=0
Is there another way to remove nouveau driver without having to unisntall
the Gnome desktop? ( 'xserver-xorg-video-nouveau' is a dependency of
Thanks for your reply, Vincent.
I was so bummed that there was a bug that I didn't notice the
misconfiguration with Optimus.
As a conclusion this bug can be CLOSED as there is no issue.
It will for sure help other people as finding this out is not trivial.
On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Vincent Cheng <vcheng at debian.org> wrote:
> Control: found -1 340.65-1
> Control: notfound -1 340.65
> Hi Borislav,
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:27 AM, Borislav Sabev <borislavsabev at gmail.com>
> > 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
> > Install goes OK - apt-get install logs:
> > http://pastebin.com/86zZPbQn
> > 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
> > found(EE)"
> > Full Xorg.0.log:
> > http://pastebin.com/3kVwLxAZ
> > /var/log/nvidia-installer.log:
> > http://pastebin.com/aWyi9DSv (seems totally fine)
> > System will default to the nouveau driver and I have graphics but from
> > Intel HD graphics. I cannot run the
> > lspci | grep -i vga:
> > 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core
> > Graphics Controller (rev 09)
> > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108GLM [NVS
> 5200M] (rev
> > a1)
> That sounds like you have an Nvidia Optimus-enabled system. Unless you
> are able to disable your intel or nvidia gpu via a BIOS setting,
> you'll have both your intel and nvidia gpu enabled, but your intel gpu
> will be the one driving your main display, not nvidia. Installing the
> proprietary driver (with no additional configuration) will not change
> this (and a nvidia-xconfig generated xorg.conf would be broken for
> Your options include:
> - just using your intel gpu and forgetting about your nvidia card
> because optimus is still kind of a mess on linux
> - installing and using bumblebee  - perhaps the easiest because
> Debian has bumblebee packages
> - sticking with nouveau and using PRIME 
> - using nvidia-prime 
>  https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee
>  http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/Optimus/
* Best Regards,Borislav Sabev.*
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