Blank Screen with 319.12 on Optimus Laptop
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Hello everyone. I set up the above mentioned driver according to http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.12/README/randr14.html The configuration is correct, xrandr reports both providers, setting the provider output source works and X goes up as expected using kdm. However, the screen remains blank, though the backlight remains active. There are no errors. ASUS X53S Ubuntu 13.04 completely up to date Kernels 3.8.0-16 and 3.9.0-rc6 Intel Core i5-2410M NVIDIA GT540M Any clues? TIA!
Hello everyone.

I set up the above mentioned driver according to


http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/319.12/README/randr14.html


The configuration is correct, xrandr reports both providers, setting the provider output source works and X goes up as expected using kdm. However, the screen remains blank, though the backlight remains active. There are no errors.

ASUS X53S
Ubuntu 13.04 completely up to date
Kernels 3.8.0-16 and 3.9.0-rc6
Intel Core i5-2410M
NVIDIA GT540M

Any clues? TIA!

#1
Posted 04/10/2013 12:26 AM   
I'm getting the same blank, backlit screen. X will start without complaining, run programs invisibly and glxinfo will report Nvidia, but there's nothing on the LVDS or HDMI. Unity and other DEs will try to load, but report framebuffer errors. Providers for Nvidia and modesetting (or Intel, I've tested both) report properly. Clevo W150HRM Core i7 2630QM Nvidia GT 555M Ubuntu 13.04 Linux 3.9-rc6 xorg-edgers and xrandr 1.4
I'm getting the same blank, backlit screen. X will start without complaining, run programs invisibly and glxinfo will report Nvidia, but there's nothing on the LVDS or HDMI.

Unity and other DEs will try to load, but report framebuffer errors.

Providers for Nvidia and modesetting (or Intel, I've tested both) report properly.

Clevo W150HRM
Core i7 2630QM
Nvidia GT 555M
Ubuntu 13.04
Linux 3.9-rc6
xorg-edgers and xrandr 1.4

#2
Posted 04/10/2013 06:42 AM   
Perhaps not the same as what you both are attempting, but give Bumblebee a shot: [url]http://bumblebee-project.org/[/url] And because I see you're both on Ubuntu 13.04, probably with the affected xorg package, you'll need this fix to get it working: [url]https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues/367#issuecomment-16094317[/url]
Perhaps not the same as what you both are attempting, but give Bumblebee a shot:
http://bumblebee-project.org/

And because I see you're both on Ubuntu 13.04, probably with the affected xorg package, you'll need this fix to get it working:
https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues/367#issuecomment-16094317

#3
Posted 04/11/2013 08:58 PM   
This is about using the new Optimus and RandR 1.4 support in 319.12, not Bumblebee. Our BusIDs are properly set up.
This is about using the new Optimus and RandR 1.4 support in 319.12, not Bumblebee.

Our BusIDs are properly set up.

#4
Posted 04/12/2013 02:31 AM   
Why would we [i]return[/i] to Bumblebee when there's the prospect of native support? O_o Maybe it's kernel issue. LLStarks, do you have proper support for the Intel GPU with 3.9RC6? In my case there seem to be issues at least with GLX.
Why would we return to Bumblebee when there's the prospect of native support? O_o

Maybe it's kernel issue. LLStarks, do you have proper support for the Intel GPU with 3.9RC6? In my case there seem to be issues at least with GLX.

#5
Posted 04/12/2013 09:25 AM   
Same trouble. # lsb_release -d Description: NAME=Gentoo # uname -r 3.9.0-rc5 # dmidecode -t system # dmidecode 2.11 … Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. Product Name: 550P5C/550P7C Version: P02AAA # lspci -k|grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 650M / GTX 660M LE] (rev a1) $ xrandr -v xrandr program version 1.4.0 Server reports RandR version 1.4 also uncommented Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
Same trouble.

# lsb_release -d
Description: NAME=Gentoo
# uname -r
3.9.0-rc5
# dmidecode -t system
# dmidecode 2.11

Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Product Name: 550P5C/550P7C
Version: P02AAA
# lspci -k|grep NVIDIA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 650M / GTX 660M LE] (rev a1)
$ xrandr -v
xrandr program version 1.4.0
Server reports RandR version 1.4

also uncommented
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"

#6
Posted 04/12/2013 11:19 AM   
Why would it be a kernel issue? Sandybridge has been fully supported for over 2 years now. Has anyone else tried using Intel instead modesetting? I'm going to try both with VGA (HDMI has only mirrored the tty) later today.
Why would it be a kernel issue? Sandybridge has been fully supported for over 2 years now.

Has anyone else tried using Intel instead modesetting?

I'm going to try both with VGA (HDMI has only mirrored the tty) later today.

#7
Posted 04/12/2013 08:17 PM   
No one attached nvidia-bug-report files?
No one attached nvidia-bug-report files?

#8
Posted 04/12/2013 09:03 PM   
I've sent the necessary logs to Aaron on IRC. You're welcome to attach here.
I've sent the necessary logs to Aaron on IRC. You're welcome to attach here.

#9
Posted 04/12/2013 09:13 PM   
I have the same problem, adding bug report file [url]http://www.hot.ee/wingleader/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz[/url] Blank screen with backlight and nothing more happening. OS: OpenSuSE 12.3 x64 Xserver: 1.14 Xrand: 1.4 Kernel version: 3.8.6 CPU: Icore7 3-rd gen. GPU: Geforce 630M GT So what the problem could be?
I have the same problem, adding bug report file http://www.hot.ee/wingleader/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz

Blank screen with backlight and nothing more happening.

OS: OpenSuSE 12.3 x64
Xserver: 1.14
Xrand: 1.4
Kernel version: 3.8.6
CPU: Icore7 3-rd gen.
GPU: Geforce 630M GT

So what the problem could be?

#10
Posted 04/12/2013 11:23 PM   
[quote="phoenix91140"]I have the same problem, adding bug report file [url]http://www.hot.ee/wingleader/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz[/url] Blank screen with backlight and nothing more happening. OS: OpenSuSE 12.3 x64 Xserver: 1.14 Xrand: 1.4 Kernel version: 3.8.6 CPU: Icore7 3-rd gen. GPU: Geforce 630M GT So what the problem could be?[/quote] You need 3.9 kernel
phoenix91140 said:I have the same problem, adding bug report file http://www.hot.ee/wingleader/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz

Blank screen with backlight and nothing more happening.

OS: OpenSuSE 12.3 x64
Xserver: 1.14
Xrand: 1.4
Kernel version: 3.8.6
CPU: Icore7 3-rd gen.
GPU: Geforce 630M GT

So what the problem could be?


You need 3.9 kernel

#11
Posted 04/13/2013 05:58 AM   
@LLStarks Thats nice, but would you mind posting your logs here too, so everybody gets more information who is interested? You might want to read the forums sticky:"2) Please always include a copy of an nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file,.." @stylertim Since LLstarks bugreport is aaron-only, could you please load up yours? I am interested in a bugreport on a correctly configured Ubuntu machine.
@LLStarks
Thats nice, but would you mind posting your logs here too, so everybody gets more information who is interested? You might want to read the forums sticky:"2) Please always include a copy of an nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file,.."
@stylertim
Since LLstarks bugreport is aaron-only, could you please load up yours? I am interested in a bugreport on a correctly configured Ubuntu machine.

#12
Posted 04/13/2013 09:22 AM   
[edit] Solved, didn't follow directions. I have the same blank display issue. I can run programs.. output of xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 640 x 480, maximum 16384 x 16384 Thinkpad T530 NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] (rev a1) [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/60600291/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz[/url] /etc/X11/xorg.conf -> [url]http://nopaste.info/6551757669.html[/url] /var/log/Xorg.0.log -> [url]http://nopaste.info/77d76019e8.html[/url] linux-3.9-rc6 xf86-video-modesetting-0.7.0 xorg-server-1.14.0
[edit] Solved, didn't follow directions.

I have the same blank display issue.
I can run programs.. output of xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 640 x 480, maximum 16384 x 16384

Thinkpad T530
NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] (rev a1)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/60600291/nvidia-bug-report.log.gz

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
-> http://nopaste.info/6551757669.html

/var/log/Xorg.0.log
-> http://nopaste.info/77d76019e8.html

linux-3.9-rc6
xf86-video-modesetting-0.7.0
xorg-server-1.14.0

#13
Posted 04/13/2013 11:33 AM   
Here's my stuff
Here's my stuff

#14
Posted 04/13/2013 06:15 PM   
Not sure how to edit posts. I did not follow all of the directions. ~/.xinitrc xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting NVIDIA-0 xrandr --auto Display works now. [wut@sawako]0[~]%xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 2 Provider 0: id: 0x2b3 cap: 0x1, Source Output crtcs: 0 outputs: 0 associated providers: 1 name:NVIDIA-0 Provider 1: id: 0x44 cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 3 outputs: 2 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting xrandr also displays the outputs I would normally get with my Intel card. [edit] Edit button appears when you mouse over the posts :P
Not sure how to edit posts.
I did not follow all of the directions.

~/.xinitrc
xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting NVIDIA-0
xrandr --auto

Display works now.

[wut@sawako]0[~]%xrandr --listproviders
Providers: number : 2
Provider 0: id: 0x2b3 cap: 0x1, Source Output crtcs: 0 outputs: 0 associated providers: 1 name:NVIDIA-0
Provider 1: id: 0x44 cap: 0x2, Sink Output crtcs: 3 outputs: 2 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting

xrandr also displays the outputs I would normally get with my Intel card.

[edit] Edit button appears when you mouse over the posts :P

#15
Posted 04/13/2013 08:54 PM   
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