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#1 2023-09-24 19:40:53

Duke Nukem
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Registered: 2018-11-07
Posts: 26  

Nvidia Problem (again)

I have a GeForce GTX460 card which worked under Ascii with driver version 390.116 (as nvidia-detect tells me)

I have now installed Daedalus, apparently successfully, until I try to boot it - when the screen goes blank during the boot messages just after the "populating /dev" message and a couple  of lines after it changes font (going into a graphical mode?). The disk drive seems to stop shortly after that. Thinking I could go into a text screen (ie Ctrl-Alt-F1) to try installing drivers from a command prompt like it says on the Nvidia web page  https://www.nvidia.co.uk/download/drive … 6226/en-uk, I found that was completely blank too. I guess the boot process had not just vanished from the screen, it had stopped completely. This happens in the advanced recovery boot mode too.

Fortunately I still have Ascii on a different partition (I'm using it now) and that does work with the GTX460.  I have also tried an older GeForce GT430 and found that works with both Ascii and Daedalus, and the Nvidia website says both cards use the same drivers (the latest version of which is 390.157).

I would prefer to use the newer and faster GTX460 card (for games).  Can anyone tell me what is going on?

Last edited by Duke Nukem (2023-09-24 19:47:06)

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#2 2023-09-24 20:31:08

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 1,097  

Re: Nvidia Problem (again)

If "Installed Daedalus" actually means "dist-upgraded to Daedalus" there is the possibility that you overlooked adding the (new) non-free-firmware section onto the sources.list lines.

Other than that, I don't know much about nvidia cards.

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#3 2023-09-25 09:09:32

Duke Nukem
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Registered: 2018-11-07
Posts: 26  

Re: Nvidia Problem (again)

I did a fresh install after re-formatting the partition (I could not upgrade from Ascii) and the sources.list is whatever it defaulted to.  I first tried to install Chimaera (that was just before Daedalus was released) and found the same problem.  Here are the lines with "non-free" in the sources.list that the Daedalus installation gave me :-

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

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#4 2023-09-25 11:50:40

yemuyin
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Registered: 2023-09-14
Posts: 16  

Re: Nvidia Problem (again)

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/

Personal opinion: with the nvidia drivers, few jokes...
Installing and uninstalling with .run is easy and usually safe, at least for me, it is what has worked best for me.
Sometimes, I don't know why, there is no way and it is better to stay with Nouveau
Good luck.

Last edited by yemuyin (2023-09-25 11:56:59)

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