Feature #4283

nVidia 765M leads to black screen with blinking cursor at top-left corner

Added by WarGrey Ju almost 7 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

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Finally I got a custom Dell XPS laptop and installed the latest hispter.
Everything is Okay except the nVidia video card.

node name:                          pci1462,10e0
Vendor:                             NVIDIA Corporation
Device:                             GK106M [GeForce GTX 765M]
Sub-Vendor:                         Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
binding name:                       pci10de,11e2
devfs path:                         /pci@0,0/pci8086,c01@1/pci1462,10e0@0
bus addr:                           0
pci path:                           1,0,0
compatible name:                    (pciex10de,11e2.1462.10e0.a1)(pciex10de,11e2.1462.10e0)(pciex10de,11e2.a1)(pciex10de,11e2)(pciexclass,030200)(pciexclass,0302)(pci10de,11e2.1462.10e0.a1)(pci10de,11e2.1462.10e0)(pci1462,10e0)(pci10de,11e2.a1)(pci10de,11e2)(pciclass,030200)(pciclass,0302)
driver name:                        nvidia
instance:                           0
driver state:                       Attached
fm-errcb-capable:                   TRUE
fm-ereport-capable:                 TRUE
pm-components:                      NAME=GPU
pci-msi-capid-pointer:              68
acpi-namespace:                     _SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP
assigned-addresses:                 82010010
reg:                                10000
compatible:                         pciex10de,11e2.1462.10e0.a1
model:                              3D controller
power-consumption:                  1
devsel-speed:                       0
interrupts:                         1
subsystem-vendor-id:                1462
subsystem-id:                       10e0
unit-address:                       0
class-code:                         30200
revision-id:                        a1
vendor-id:                          10de
device-id:                          11e2

It is misconfigured and categorized into 'Other' in 'Device Driver Utility'.
After adding 'BusID PCI:1:0:0' into xorg.conf.
Gdm goes black with blinking cursor at top-left corner but other processes continue running.
I can here the login sound, and are able to shutdown system with "Ctrl-Alt-Del".

The current nvidia driver cannot get screen depth, I use the latest official one(319.60) instead.

Thanks in advance.


scanpci.out (2.76 KB) scanpci.out WarGrey Ju, 2013-11-03 09:52 AM
prtconf.out (1.64 KB) prtconf.out WarGrey Ju, 2013-11-03 09:52 AM
prtdiag.out (1.01 KB) prtdiag.out WarGrey Ju, 2013-11-03 09:52 AM



Updated by Ken Mays almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Ken Mays to Jon Tibble
  • Target version deleted (oi_151_stable)
  • Tags changed from needs-triage to nvidia

Replace package: ,5.11-


Reason: Properly supports all current GeForce 700-series GPUs, and resolves some of the recently known bugs as well.


Updated by Ken Mays almost 7 years ago

  • Due date set to 2013-11-30
  • Assignee changed from Jon Tibble to Andrzej Szeszo

Updated by Ken Mays almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Estimated time set to 2.00 h

Resolved. Implemented in hipster:


Updated by WarGrey Ju almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Feedback

Finally I figured it out.
NVIDIA Optimus Technology requires only Windows 7 or later.

Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.

Bumblebee project is the solution for linux.
Will you have any plan to fork it?


Updated by WarGrey Ju almost 7 years ago

Another typo.
The hard link of `nvidia-xconfig` is misspelled as '/usr/bin/nvidia-xconfg'


Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Requires a similar implementation of the Bumblebee project:


Updated by Ken Mays about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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