Uninstalling of Nvidia drivers causes the display to go blank on reboot

Bug #534887 reported by yasaswi on 2010-03-09
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Bug Description

As part of XOrg Proprietary Drivers testing of Nvidia drivers using LUCID 10.4 Alpha daily build (03/07/2010), I uninstalled all NVidia drivers using the Synaptic package manager. After reboot screen, for a second, shown modules loading (No GUI) in terminal fashion and then the screen goes blank. after 5-10 seconds the monitor disables as if the system was shutdown, but the system is still active. I was not able to get the rescue prompt either. I believe that this is not an expected behavior and in the worst of the worst case scenarios the user should be dropped to a terminal prompt.

I am not sure how to gather information since I can even get to any terminal prompt.

I have attached my system information, please let me know if i can provide any more information.

Harry (harry33) wrote :

yasaswi

And you did remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf or at least removed the lines pointing to NVidia proprietary drivers?

Harry,
          No I did not, test execution steps do not recomend doing that,
please take a look at what we are asked to perform regarding this TC:

   1. Boot with functioning proprietary driver
   2. Using the GUI software management tools, mark the proprietary driver
   for removal
   3. *Verify the driver is removed by running dpkg -l '*fglrx*' and dpkg -l
   '*nvidia*' and noting any remaining installed components *
   4. *Reboot *
   5. *Verify system starts up in GUI mode *
   6. Verify the appropriate open source driver loaded by checking
   /var/log/Xorg.0.log
   7. Test basic functionality (see above)
   8. Test 3D, to verify the OpenGL libraries got properly reinstalled

I would have made those changes had I got the terminal prompt, but
unfortunately I do not even get that. But should it not ask if the drivers
is no longer available. If I am not mistaken, it should fallback to low
graphics mode if driver mentioned in xorg.conf is no longer present.

Thank you,
yasaswi

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:42 AM, Harry <email address hidden> wrote:

> yasaswi
>
> And you did remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf or at least removed the
> lines pointing to NVidia proprietary drivers?
>
> --
> Uninstalling of Nvidia drivers causes the display to go blank on reboot
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/534887
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
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>
> Status in NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu: New
> Status in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> As part of XOrg Proprietary Drivers testing of Nvidia drivers using LUCID
> 10.4 Alpha daily build (03/07/2010), I uninstalled all NVidia drivers using
> the Synaptic package manager. After reboot screen, for a second, shown
> modules loading (No GUI) in terminal fashion and then the screen goes blank.
> after 5-10 seconds the monitor disables as if the system was shutdown, but
> the system is still active. I was not able to get the rescue prompt either.
> I believe that this is not an expected behavior and in the worst of the
> worst case scenarios the user should be dropped to a terminal prompt.
>
>
> I am not sure how to gather information since I can even get to any
> terminal prompt.
>
> I have attached my system information, please let me know if i can provide
> any more information.
>
> To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/nvidia-drivers-ubuntu/+bug/534887/+subscribe
>

tags: added: kernel-series-unknown
tags: removed: kernel-series-unknown
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello
Is this problem present with the latest updated Karmic's, Lucid's or Maverick's packages?
Thanks in advance
Fabio

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
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