[ubuntu-uk] Small graphics issue with Nvidia drivers

Michael Eacott michael at eacott.org.uk
Mon Mar 31 16:59:12 UTC 2014

I guess that you asked on http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php
But could this help?

On 31/03/14 17:11, Barry Titterton wrote:
> Hello,
> 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 screen:-
> Ubuntu 13.10 <name> tty1
> <name> login:
> (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 this pause?
> Regards,
> Barry T

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