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#1 2017-11-04 10:54:13

0x0000053A
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[SOLVED] Black screen on boot after installing nvidia driver

Installed nvidia (and nvidia-utils as dep), ran nvidia-xconfig, rebooted, got black screen with cursor. TTYs other than 7th work fine.
Followed most of archwiki advices like adding something to kernel params or blacklisting intel graphics drivers and adding nvidia to initramfs, nothing works.
xorg.conf: https://pastebin.com/UizMu3xs
xorg log: https://pastebin.com/RKUxQQ7R
manual xinit launch (dunno how to capture text in vconsole if 1>&2> doesn't work): https://i.imgur.com/2V5IYPk.jpg

$ lspci
...
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02)
...
03:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 940MX] (rev a2)

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#2 2017-11-04 11:55:08

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen on boot after installing nvidia driver

Don't run nvidia-xconfig remove all files it generated and remove all other configuration changes you mentioned. You have an optimus system, to access the nvidia card there are a few more peculiarities you have to be aware of

Then decide:

  1. Do you value power saving and want to only run the nvidia card on demand for specific applications and let the rest use the built in intel gpu? Read and follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee

  2. Do you not care about power saving (this will likely break suspend as well) EDIT: Apparently my info is outdated, but want to have full performance from the Nvidia card? Follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NV … ing_nvidia

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#3 2017-11-04 12:01:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Black screen on boot after installing nvidia driver

V1del wrote:

Then decide:

  1. Do you value power saving and want to only run the nvidia card on demand for specific applications and let the rest use the built in intel gpu? Read and follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee

  2. Do you not care about power saving (this will likely break suspend as well), but want to have full performance from the Nvidia card? Follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NV … ing_nvidia

Second option looks nice but i don't like the "this will likely break suspend as well" part. Is there a workaround?

upd: whatever, suspend works just fine on optimus. problem solved, thx

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