nvidia driver improper initialization

Bug #186181 reported by Ken Pratt on 2008-01-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

nvidia kernel module is not properly initialized at boot up.

This is probably a duplicate. But, I have a remedy that may help pinpoint the problem.

I have the latest beta nvidia (169.07 x86_64) driver installed on a Dell Precision M6300 notebook along with an up to date 7.10 desktop x86_64 Ubuntu install. When I allow the computer to boot from the default grub configuration, gdm is unable to start X and I end up in the "low rez warning screen". I can select continue and allow gdm to start in 640x480. Then switch to a vt, stop gdm, remove the nvidia kernel module using modprobe -r nvidia. I then restart gdm and X comes up properly at the correct resolution and all is well.

Also, when booting, I can select the safe boot up sequence. When the command line is presented, I remove the nvidia kernel module then press CTRL-D. The bootup process finishes and gdm starts X normally.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jan 26 10:57:25 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Uname: Linux hebron 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 05:28:27 UTC 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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