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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] X11 'no screen' error on nvidia driver Reply with quote

After a fresh reinstall of Gentoo, I am having some major problems with startx.

lspci | grep NVIDIA
Code:
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce GT 120] (rev a1)


The following driver packages are installed along with xorg-server and xorg-x11:
Code:
x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
sys-firmware/nvidia-firmware
x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev
x11-drivers/xf86-input-synaptics
x11-proto/inputproto
x11-misc/bumblebee
x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa
x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv


I generated the xorg.conf file using `sudo nvidia-xconfig`

I compiled the kernel with all framebuffer and nvidia config items selected, with the exception of `nouveau` since I wish to use the basic nvidia driver.

The following flag is in make.conf:
Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"


I've tried both nouveau and standard nvidia, but both cause the same error:
https://paste.pound-python.org/show/HDP6T4rUIkdfdvgmYbeP/

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
https://paste.pound-python.org/show/x4mv3VqP3yhNZu4P5jqB/

I tried rebooting after nvidia-xconfig, with no success.

My screen is an old Dell connected via the 'blue' cable to the graphics card. When I boot up the text on the screen is very large, which was not the case before my fresh reinstall, though I can't remember how I fixed this screen resolution error previously, and I'm uncertain if it is related to the screen detection error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[Moderator edit: added [code] tags to preserve output layout. -Hu]


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you look at the log yourself?
Code:
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 GPU installed in this system is
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     supported through the NVIDIA 340.xx Legacy drivers. Please
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     information.  The 381.22 NVIDIA driver will ignore this
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     GPU.  Continuing probe...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Did you look at the log yourself?
Code:
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 GPU installed in this system is
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     supported through the NVIDIA 340.xx Legacy drivers. Please
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     information.  The 381.22 NVIDIA driver will ignore this
[   366.872] (WW) NVIDIA(0):     GPU.  Continuing probe...


Don't know how I missed that :D I'll try that out and report back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was also a warning message when you emerged the driver, I suggest paying close attention to portage messages.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to switch to nouveau, since the nvidia driver was giving me some strange conflict errors. I then got some more errors which I outline in this forum post here for those interested:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-8077700.html#8077700
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