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Black Screen After GRUB--Not Finding Hardware

Postby RainehDaze on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:58 am

Earlier today, I decided to remove 'normal' Mint, and replace it with LMDE. Had trouble installing and had to edit the command line so it would boot with software rendering in order to install, but I thought that would be the end of it once it was properly installed.

Same problem booting again--so I again opt for software rendering, and get the proprietary drivers, and hope this fixes the problem. It... has not. Nvidia-detect can't find the GPU, and normal booting seems both unable to find that and unwilling to use integrated graphics.

Is there some way to make the system find the things rather than using half my CPU to display a static webpage?

The graphics card that isn't being found is a GeForce GTX 760M (and I am glad I haven't removed the stickers stating the hardware from this)

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name@computer ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM86 Express LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106M [GeForce GTX 760M] (rev ff)
07:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
0d:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)


PCI Utils? Found the GPU. Nice to know it hasn't detached itself in the install process.

But...
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name@computer ~ $ nvidia-detect
No NVIDIA GPU detected.


Further complicating things, according to the system settings info panel, the graphics controller is the integrated graphics--so it should be displaying something, rather than a black screen once it boots.
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Re: Black Screen After GRUB--Not Finding Hardware

Postby gtsfer on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:32 pm

Can you possibly try and disable that integrated graphics controller in BIOS for starters?
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