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Black screen at startup after updates... NVIDIA!

Postby Huntyhunter6 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Hello dear Mint user :)

I am having a lot of trouble right now. I have recently ran some updates on my computer (cant really tell which ones, I had a lot to run) and ever since, I get a black screen whenever I try to boot into Linux.

Specs :

I am running a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M under Mint Nadia (Mint 14).

lspci output
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mint@mint ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 12)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 12)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 06)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT215 [GeForce GTS 360M] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
06:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller (rev 01)
06:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5U2xx (R5U230 / R5U231 / R5U241) [Memory Stick Host Controller] (rev 01)
06:00.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 01)
06:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 01)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
3f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
mint@mint ~ $


What I have tried already :

I first had to reinstall GRUB, because of course it wouldnt load up when I pressed Shift. I tried reinstalling it from the terminal, but it resulted in an error saying grub couldnt find the canonical path of aufs, but it had still reinstalled. Although it had reinstalled, I couldnt get it to load the menu, so I tried the beautiful <<Boot-repair>> application, which worked after purging and removing the old GRUB and installing a new one, along with removing the Kernel and installing the Newest version.

Then, I tried the usual (because I have had such a problem before) workaround, including nomodeset to my booting parameters in the GRUB menu. It didnt work.

I am not an expert with the command shells and such, and even less with all these workarounds so any help would be greatly appreciated!

P.S. : Please do not mind the lack of punctuation and apostophies and such, I am running on a LiveCD as of now and my keyboard isnt mapped correctly.
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