Natty won't boot with proprietary nvidia driver

Bug #740397 reported by Havard Bjastad on 2011-03-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu
nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I followed test case xpr-001 here:

Steps 1-8 went fine, but step 9 failed.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report,

Can you please attach the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf if there's one and the output the of command dmesg.
Could you please try to remove the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or renamce it) and try to boot again.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
status: New → Incomplete
Havard Bjastad (havard-bjastad) wrote :
Havard Bjastad (havard-bjastad) wrote :

The attached xorg.conf was what Ubuntu created when enabling the proprietary nvidia drivers. Before that, there was no xorg.conf

Havard Bjastad (havard-bjastad) wrote :

Attached also the output from dmesg command.
If I remove xorg.conf, the boot process completes and gdm is loaded. I am then able to log in and get a desktop without Unity. If I try to go the the nvidia config, it says that the nvidia driver is not active.

Havard Bjastad (havard-bjastad) wrote :

Why is the status of this still incomplete?
Is there any more information I need to provide?

MyR (myr-jedi) on 2011-05-03
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
MyR (myr-jedi) wrote :

I force-installed nvidia 96 driver on my fresh ubuntu natty installation. It refuses to boot afterwards.

summary: - Weekly natty snapshot won't boot with proprietary nvidia driver
+ Natty won't boot with proprietary nvidia driver
Dejan (dejan-rodiger) wrote :


This is probably the same as my bug report:


Happened to me, too. Unless you need the performance, I suggest the nouveau driver for now?

bugbot (bugbot) on 2012-05-31
tags: added: natty
Mane (manfred-pausch-klug-is) wrote :

shouldn't this be closed because Natty already reached EOL ?

Rajiv Shah (compukid) on 2013-08-20
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version is no more supported; please open a new bug report if the actual archive found version also has the same issue.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in nvidia-drivers-ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
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