• Black screen after using nvidia-installer

    I used Nvidia-installer and it messed up my whole computer. I see a black screen after reboot.

    I tried removing nouveau manually and installing nvidia nvidia-utils and libgen to try and troubleshoot, but that didnt fix it… still black screen. when i try nvidia-xconfig it gives an error saying it cannot find it

    How do I revert the damage done by nvidia-installer script without having to re-install and lose everything.


  • A black screen on linux is mostly not say that your system is coirrupted.

    nvidia-installer has the option to do a install in both sides…
    installing nvidia and setup and installing nouveau and setup.

    It has also a testing mode to check for error before real install.

    ╰─➤  nvidia-installer -h
    usage: nvidia-installer [-h] [-b] [-f] [-t] [-q] [-n]
    Antergos Nvidia Installer v1.12
    optional arguments:
      -h, --help       show this help message and exit
      -b, --bumblebee  For Nvidia Optimus cards (Bumblebee + proprietary Nvidia
      -f, --force      Force driver installation even if a nvidia card is not
      -t, --test       Test mode. Nothing in your system will be modified
      -q, --quiet      Supress log messages
      -n, --nouveau    Restores nouveau (open) nvidia driver
  • Wow. nvidia-installer -n did the trick! Back to working with nouveau drivers

    I am on a gtx 1040 for laptops, but I don’t think nvidia-installer recognizes my card… so i did a force install, which caused the black screen.

  • You need bumblebee for that laptop. installing only the nvidia driver will give you a black screen, as the system will start up on the integrated intel graphics chip.

  • @bplanet said in Black screen after using nvidia-installer:

    what gives you the testmode?

    nvidia-installer -t | curl -F [email protected] https://ptpb.pw/
  • @joekamprad

    2017-07-04 15:51:49 [INFO]: Antergos Nvidia Installer v1.12
    2017-07-04 15:51:49 [INFO]: All logs will be stored in /tmp/nvidia-installer.log
    2017-07-04 15:51:49 [INFO]: Running the installer in testing mode…
    2017-07-04 15:51:49 [ERROR]: Couldn’t find a driver suitable for your graphics card.
    date: 2015-03-03T00:05:42.457000+00:00
    digest: da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709
    long: ANo5o-5ea0sNMlW_75VgGJCv2AcJ
    short: 2AcJ
    size: 0
    status: already exists
    url: https://ptpb.pw/2AcJ

  • @bplanet said in Black screen after using nvidia-installer:

    Couldn’t find a driver suitable for your graphics card


    lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]]'

    If this is giving you two lines with two cards you are on optimus

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