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#1 2016-12-17 20:49:01

rusichpe
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Custom Kernel or Debian Backports Kernel Causing NVIDIA Drivers To Fai

Hi Guys,

Bunsenlabs is top notch, no doubt about it which is why I am currently using it as my production OS.  However, recently I have complete failure with NVIDIA drivers/DKMS when installing a custom kernel or the most up to date kernel through Debian backports.  After the kernel loads, my display manager fails to startup.  All I get is a flashing screen with the blinking curser.  This is a new issue as I have been compiling custom kernels for a long while now running Bunsenlabs without any problems using the NVIDIA drivers that were installed using Debian's instructions.  I have even done sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-* and then reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers as per Debian and I still get the same result.  In fact, I need to reinstall BunsenLabs altogether.  NVIDIA works fine with I install it with Bunsen's default kernel only.

Anyone else experiencing this and if so, how to fix?  Thanks.

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#2 2016-12-17 20:55:25

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Custom Kernel or Debian Backports Kernel Causing NVIDIA Drivers To Fai

Try disabling kernel modesetting, that may fix it.

https://wiki.debian.org/KernelModesetting#Disabling_KMS

I'm not sure if that will work for the proprietary driver though.

The ArchWiki has some suggestions:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NV … X_shutdown

Finally, have you tried the nouveau driver?

Apparently, the performance is quite respectable these days.

Also, you should post the exact method by which you installed your drivers.


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