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Offline NGIB

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Nvidia tanked
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:01:58 pm »
Had the system running smoothly on my Core I-7 laptop with a Nvidia 540M card using the nouveau driver.  Decided to install nvidia drivers from synaptic (used the metapackage) and when done the system started to boot, went to a black screen and just sat there.  This isn't good as installing a driver from the repos should not tank a system.



I made a remaster before I did this so I could reinstall to get everything back but I wonder if it's worth the effort?  I've installed nvidia drivers on this laptop with many distros and it's never been an issue as everything went smoothly...

« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 12:01:58 pm by 590 »

Offline pavroo

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Re: Nvidia tanked
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 04:13:45 pm »
You have to blacklist nouveau driver and configure Xorg after, check here:

unix.stackexchange.com/questions/92243/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-on-debian-jessie

and:

wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
« Last Edit: July 01, 2014, 04:18:13 pm by 14 »
Nothing is easy as it looks.

Offline NGIB

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Re: Nvidia tanked
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 05:40:44 pm »
Not very user friendly I see.  I wonder how many folks do what I did and load the driver from Synaptic and blew up the system.



Works fine on the Buntu based systems, probably why they're more popular...
« Last Edit: July 01, 2014, 04:17:59 pm by 590 »