[arch-general] Screen goes black after installing latest nvidia driver

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 25 09:51:43 EDT 2010

On 10/25/2010 04:40 PM, Partha Chowdhury wrote:
> Today I updated my desktop which installed latest nvidia - version
> 260.19.12. When I tried startx, screen went black and the led of the
> power button of the monitor kept flashing.After I downgraded the nvidia,
> everything went allright.
> To be absolutely sure that it is not caused by anything in my system, i
> installed arch again on to a new partition and installed the packages.
> Same results.
> I searched the bug tracker but found nothing.Is anybody experiencing
> the same thing ?
> My system:
> Vga:VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400 GS]
> (rev a1)

congrats, you found a bug in nvidia driver. I've saw a lot of users 
having this issue on nvidia forum but not a single reply from nvidia devs.

take a look yourself: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14


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