Since today, my nvidia-331 installation is broken again.

  1. The version history available from packages.ubuntu.com claims the driver itself hasn't changed:


  1. I reinstalled the package a couple times, DKMS is building everything properly. Still, after reboot, nothing is working.

  2. nouveau and all other variants of nvidia are properly blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/

  3. The driver writes the following to Xorg.log (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) file, stating that it falls back to old probe method for vesa and all other kernel mods (whatever that means?)

Link because code-feature is broken with Xorg logs: http://pastebin.com/ik71xXTM

  1. The driver also writes to the kernel log (/var/log/kern.log.*) the following, note the invalid context error.

    NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported. NVRM: os_pci_init_handle: invalid context!

What else am I missing?

I had my Nvidia drivers up and running for exactly one month this year before the update of two days ago. Also, no old versions of the nvidia-331 package is available in the ubuntu archives :-/

  • Please add the output of apt-cache policy nvidia-331 to your question. Also you know which version was installed before? Here there is a 7 and a 7.1 version (I have 7.1 in my system) – Salem Nov 27 '14 at 22:00

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