Help! Installed video drivers now my screen is blank on boot.
Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:08 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:04 PM
I'm hoping someone can help with this.
I updated video card drivers and now my install is broken, when X loads the screen goes black.
I can still reboot and log in as root from a command line (shudder), how would I go about fixing this?
You may have installed the wrong drivers or put a display mode your screen cant handle.
For example, back in the day when I had a GF MX440 I installed the driver as a GF4 driver, when in fact the driver for the card is actually a GF 2 DDR.
Whats your graphics card and linux distro?
There's a command that brings up the config and you can change the driver and display mode.
Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:16 PM
ls /etc/X11/if you now see a line that says
xorg.conf_backupor something similar you should then do the following
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup /etc/X11/xorg.confthen reboot the computer
if you didn't see that xorg.conf_backup file then you can do the following
nano /etc/X11/xorg.confscroll down and look for the bit that looks something similar to
Section "Device" Identifier "Your graphics card name" VendorName "the vendors name ie Nvidia" Driver "nvidia" EndSectionThats assuming you have an Nvidia card. If you have an ati then it will say something like
Assuming it is an Nvidia, just change the bit that says
Driver "nv"if you have an ati then just change it to
then hit ctrl+x, save the changes and then reboot the computer.
When you have a bit of spare time you should probably read through that xorg.conf file. It will give you a bit of an understanding of how things work and also how to fix things/modify things easily.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:47 PM
Edited by hill60606, 14 September 2008 - 06:10 PM.
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