Yesterday I got a Nvidia GTX 750ti for my htpc (ubuntu headless 12.04) but the computer wont boot with it installed. I've tried booting with nomodeset parameter and installing the latest beta driver from nvidia but I get black screen on boot. The machine does not seem to boot as I cannot ssh into it or invoke ctrl-alt-f*
I have ubuntu 13.04 64 bit and same problem: Nvidia GTX 750ti and no boot.
I solve by following these steps:
- go on nvidea driver download I have get NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run
- put it in a folder you remember (your home) and make it executable (
chmod u+x ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run)
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.confor
sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
add at the end this lines
sudo gedit /etc/default/grubor better if you like vim:
sudo vim /etc/default/grub
and change it to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"
- now you have to go text-only:
use CTRL+ALT+F1 to go on text-only
to come back on graphic mode use CTRL+ALT+F7
sudo gdm service stopor
sudo service lightdm stop
sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run
- it give you some warning on pre build script I have continued
- it ask you to accept some condition, you give all yes
- let it change xorg.profile for you
- Advanced options
- recovery mode
after this if you continue by the normal boot you can login in graphical mode but after you are logged in you have to repeat step 7,8,9
at next login you can boot on graphical mode.
this procedure has worked for me I hope work for you too.
After booting with nomodeset and installing ubuntu then only follow step 7 & 8 from Leonardo Saracini
then add following ppa;
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update & upgrade sudo apt-get install nvidia-337 ( dont install that before command above)
restart and voila ;) (by the way I'm using 14.04)
I too have had some issues with the new Nvidia cards. Here's more commands that helped me.
boot in recovery mode with networking on.
navigate to your home directory.
download Nvidia 750ti drivers... If you've got a different card, like a 760ti or 780ti check Nvidia's website when you go to download the driver, the 'Agree and Download" button is the link I used for the wget command below. If the drivers are different, (I don't think they are) this may solve some issues for others as well.
sudo wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/334.21/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-334.21.run
Then continue were Leonardo left off above. Thanks man, I'd +1 if I could.