Black screen after install

  • Marc des Vosges
Posted: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 20:04
Hello, when I start my PC after installing, the X11 don't make. I see on my monitor a problem of synchronisation vertical and horizontal. I have the same problem with the live CD, but it run with the option "live vga = 771". I tried to change several settings in the configuration file xorg" (ddc, dri, screen modes,HorizSync, VertRefresh, monitor options...), but nothing works. My hardware: AMD 64-bit Nvidia 7300 GS My xorg.conf : # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.) # # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only* # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg # package. # # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated # again, run the following command: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Section "Files" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" # path to defoma fonts FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" EndSection Section "Module" Load "i2c" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "dri" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "vbe" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "fr" Option "XkbVariant" "latin9" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7300 GS]" Driver "nv" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "NEC CI A726" HorizSync 28.0 - 51.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7300 GS]" Monitor "NEC CI A726" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 16 Modes "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" EndSubSection EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection if you have a solution ... I look forward to read from you (sorry for my bad English) Marc

works for me!

  • si
  • 12/27/08
  • Mon, 12/29/2008 - 23:09
I like it! I like it! thank you , now on with some music...

Nano

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 12/29/2008 - 20:49
Nano is a command line editor... you can also run #editor /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You have to edit the file:

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 12/28/2008 - 23:30
You have to edit the file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf For instance, #nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf Good luck. Pablo

to edit file from command line...

  • si
  • 12/27/08
  • Mon, 12/29/2008 - 21:26
Hi and thank you for your help, I understand how to get to the file when 64studio boots up, (on a machine that works, for example on my Gigabyte motherboard I have an ATI card and that works fine) but how do you edit the file from the command line when you are in "single user" mode, on a machine that doesn't work? ie: (black screen) BEFORE 64studio boots up? Because my problem is , on the winfast motherboard, it doesn't boot up... is nano a command?

Never mind

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Mon, 12/08/2008 - 06:30
Never mind, I got my system working- I did a fresh install and followed the instructions here without the nvidia driver from their site and it is working. New problem though which I will do in a separate post... www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com

Followed this, still doesn't work

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Mon, 12/08/2008 - 04:34
Hi, I followed these steps but things are still not working, x keeps saying it cannot find a screen. I installed opensuse 11 and JAD in the past two days (moving on from them quickly...) and had similar issues but the YAST tool was able to fix. I can get the "nv" driver to start x, once I switch the driver in xorg.conf to nvidia it is saying it can't find a screen. xorg.conf has identified the model of my monitor correctly (envision H191W I think?), which is a 19" widescreen. What would be making X not start? I jus changed the model from H191W in xorg.conf to vesa, that didn't help either. If I leave the driver as nv x will start but I can only get 640x480 and a message form my monitor floats around the screen that it is out of range. My graphics card is an nvidia 6100 (built into the motherboard). I have an nvidia geforce fx5200 PCI graphics card but no matter what I did there I couldn't get it to work with the other installs, sucks that my built in is an nvidia too! Maybe I'll try the PCI card again, maybe that will help? Anyway, any insight would be appreciated. I am a linux sort of newbie- I have been using ubuntu for over a year but am just starting to get into the command line and such, so if there is some info that would help, tell me how to give it to you and I will do it asap. Thanks! Also, I should mention that I installed the nvidia drivers form their website and I don't know if that screwed anything up, it mentioned something about compiling a compatible kernel module when it was running. Unfortunately I saw this post after that. www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com

Thank

  • Marc des Vosges
  • 09/15/08
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 07:44
It works! Sorry, I'm realy a new-b... Thank you very much much much! ^_^

drivers

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 06:10
The Nvidia 7300 does not like the "nv" driver apparently. No Problem. Install the nvidia drivers from the install DVD as follows: Start in single user mode and log in with root password. > apt-get update > apt-get install nvidia-glx This should install all the dependencies you need. Change the line in xorg.conf Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia" and reboot

the line in xorg

  • si
  • 12/27/08
  • Sun, 12/28/2008 - 22:34
Hello how does one do this? After fixing my cmos clock-deboot error problem, I get a blank screen type hang after the "charging hardware abstraction layer (hald)" flashes by, then my screen shows a blue question of it's own: Pc setting correct? I did install the nvidia dependencies in single user mode, but how does one change the "xorg line"? Mb Winfast Foxconn -6150k8ma-8ekrs (onboard geforce maybe that's the problem?) sincerly si