[ubuntu-uk] Small graphics issue with Nvidia drivers
titterton.barry at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 16:11:45 UTC 2014
I have recently converted a desk top machine from XP to Unbuntu but have
a small problem with the graphics during start up.
The machine has a legacy Nvidia graphics card (6800LE). I installed
Ubuntu 13.10 as the only OS on the machine. The installer used the
Nouveau graphics driver as the default for the Nvidia card but it gave
problems so I used Software & Updates > Additional Drivers to change to
the propriety nvidia-304-updates driver.
The problem is when I start the machine, after the BIOS text screen, the
screen now goes black with only the following two lines of text on the
Ubuntu 13.10 <name> tty1
(Where <name> is the ID of the machine)
I then wait for approx 30 seconds, without touching the keyboard, and
the machine will eventually go to the normal log-in screen. I can then
log-in to Unity as normal, and everything works fine.
So you will see that this pause at the tty1 screen is more of an
annoyance than a problem. It also gives a poor impression to people that
I am trying to convert to Ubuntu. I have tried Google but all of the
issues that I have found refer to a total loss of display rather that
this temporary pause during boot. Can anyone suggest a way of stopping
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