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[Bug 993907] Re: [nvidia GT 240] no desktop after X started


Hi Christopher

I'm sorry but I've stopped using Ubuntu and won't be able to help you
with this. In any case I don't run the latest release/ kernel and stick
to LTS versions as this is my primary (and only) desktop.

FWIW I've run into the same isue while installing Debian Wheezy 7.0 and
the fix was the same, boot into safe mode and install the proprietary
drivers from the repos.

If there is an equivalent bug tracker in Debian that you could point me
to I will be happy to log it there, if this will help upstream.


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  [nvidia GT 240] no desktop after X started

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Tried to run, in order
  - Ubuntu 12.04 LiveDVD (64-bit Desktop): Burnt to DVD and booted from disk
  - Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD (64-bit Desktop): Written to USB stick via usb-creator and booted from USB
  - Xubuntu 12.04 LiveCD (64-bit Desktop): Written to USB stick via usb-creator and booted from USB

  In each case, got the same behaviour
  - System would boot from the disk/ USB
  - Would be presented with the splah/ progress screen (the one with the dots on plain background for Ubuntu and bouncing progress bar with background image for Xubuntu)
  - After that screen would fill up with coloured noise, random black/ coloured pixels all over the screen
  - Unable to do anything other than a hard reboot

  This was with using an old NVidia GT 240 card (which works fine with Lucid 10.04.4 64-bit Desktop). Complete system specs:
  - Intel C2D E7200 || Intel DG33FB mobo || 4 GB RAM || 64 bit Lucid Desktop || WD Caviar Black 1TB, Green 2TB
  - Palit Sonic GT 240 (OC'd NVidia card) || Dell U2412M Monitor || Logitech Quickcam Connect || Acer 3300U Scanner

  Next I went into BIOS and forced it to use the onboard Intel graphics
  (Intel DG33FB board with Intel GMA 3100 graphics) and Xubuntu booted
  up fine and got into the desktop with no problems. Launched a few apps
  and all seems fine.

  Based on my advanced analytical skills (!) I conclude there is a problem with the graphics driver on the LiveCD/DVD in Ubuntu/Xubuntu.
  WORKAROUND:  Use the NVidia proprietary drivers (nvidia-current, v295.40) installed from the repos under 'safe mode'.


  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperVersion: 1.315
  CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: precise
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
   Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29c2] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5044]
  LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  Package: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2
  PackageArchitecture: amd64
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/username.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
  Tags:  precise ubuntu compiz-0.9
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 02/18/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Intel Corp.
  dmi.bios.version: DPP3510J.86A.0407.2008.0218.0923
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: DG33FB
  dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
  dmi.board.version: AAD81072-307
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIntelCorp.:bvrDPP3510J.86A.0407.2008.0218.0923:bd02/18/2008:svn:pn:pvr:rvnIntelCorporation:rnDG33FB:rvrAAD81072-307:cvn:ct3:cvr:
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

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