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Similar to here but I didnt understand if I could add to it or not. Ive tried everything he has tried - upgrading to 3.9 kernel and using NOMODESET in grub, up from 3.8, did not resolve for me however as it did for him. I have a 7600GT Nvidia card and it worked fine on 12.04 but a fresh install of 13.04 amd64 desktop has the blank screen, with no ability to change to tty. In recovery mode and inspecting /var/log/Xorg.0.log I see a driver crash looks similar to this (not extactly, I cant get the

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[ 130.009] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[ 130.011] (II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "DFP-0:nvidia-auto-select+1920+0,DFP-1:nvidia-auto-select+0+0"
[ 133.124] (WW) NVIDIA(0): WAIT (2, 6, 0x8000, 0x000086a4, 0x00009768)
[ 142.013] (EE)
[ 142.013] (EE) Backtrace:
[ 142.072] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x36) [0x7f302aa1fac6]
[ 142.073] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x7f302a877000+0x1ac8f9) [0x7f302aa238f9]
[ 142.073] (EE) 2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x7f3029b9d000+0xfcb0) [0x7f3029baccb0]
[ 142.073] (EE) 3: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/nvidia_drv.so (0x7f3023f26000+0xfb128) [0x7f3024021128]
....

Its gotta be the kernel and nvidia driver (304) together, but I dont know the solution (besides rolling back to 12.04 or 12.10)? Ive played with /etc/X11/Xorg.conf but that doesnt help.

Thanks in advance

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which graphics card do you have ? –  dschinn1001 Jun 16 '13 at 15:21
    
Gigabyte Nvidia 7600 GT 256MB PCIe. Nvidia says this is last supported in driver version 304, so I assume that means going higher is futile. –  cgltower Jun 17 '13 at 7:04
    
It is a build then out of 2005/2006 - it is no Optimus Cuda card then. But installation in Ubuntu of drivers like Version 304 and later are well-documented. –  dschinn1001 Jun 17 '13 at 13:35
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