New install and Nvidia

Waleed Hamra kubuntu-users at
Mon Jun 13 21:31:39 UTC 2011

On 06/12/2011 12:30 PM, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Saturday 11 Jun 2011 20:48:03 Waleed Hamra wrote:
>> On 06/11/2011 02:49 PM, Mark Fraser wrote:
>>> On Thursday 09 Jun 2011 08:23:07 Alvin wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 09 June 2011 09:13:40 Mark Fraser wrote:
>>>>> I've tried twice in two days to do a new OEM install of Kubuntu 11.04.
>>>>> Both times it has failed after I have installed the proprietary Nvidia
>>>>> drivers with "Additional Drivers".
>>>>> I did an OEM install, rebooted, installed the updates, rebooted and
>>>>> then installed the Nvidia drivers. After rebooting again, the splash
>>>>> screen was just a series of black/white lines and the KDE splash
>>>>> stopped part way through displaying the KDE logo.
>>>>> I have searched the Internet and found this on Kubuntu Forums,
>>>>> Which wasn't
>>>>> much help.
>>>> What model nvidia card do you have, what version of the drivers did you
>>>> install and what method (jockey-text?) did you use?
>>> It is either a Nvidia 7200 or 7300 series card. I used jockey-kde to
>>> install the drivers.
>>> Will check on the driver version next time I turn it on.
>> ok then. explain what you mean by "stopped part way through displaying the 
>> KDE logo."?
> It means that the KDE splash screen stops just as it is displaying the 5th 
> icon - the KDE. Sometimes it will end up displaying a black screen with just 
> the pointer.
>> does that mean the process hanged? or that X shut down after reaching
>> that stage?
>> secondly, if the computer is still usable after this failed login, try
>> and enter a TTY (CTRL+SHIFT+F1), login, and make a copy of your X log,
>> that you can copy/paste to the list.
>> cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log ~/
>> then, login from a live cd, or any installed system that works, and
>> attach this log to us, or preferably, use a pastebin and send us the link.
>> another thing to check, run the following command in a terminal, and
>> give us the result:
>> cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
> NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  270.41.19  Mon May 16 23:31:36 
> PDT 2011
> GCC version:  gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-8ubuntu4) 
> lspci says that the card is a:
> nVidia Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS] (rev a1)

ok, the logs and proc directory both show that X is fine and that nvidia
is loaded properly. so i'm thinking this isn't a nvidia issue.
is your home directory an old one? or a new one created with the install?
if old, can you try renaming .kde?

mv ~/.kde{,.bkup}

Waleed K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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