New graphics card: Geforce 9500 GT 1 GB. http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=125
It works just fine under Windows XP, 1920x1080 with 3D, stable under load.
But when I boot Linux, I get a black screen after the boot & load sequence. This happens with several tastes of linux. Example:
- insert Ubuntu Live CD, boot Ubuntu from CD (graphics and all)
- select "boot Ubuntu"
- get Kernel boot messages (decompressing elf etc)
- get black screen. Monitor says there is a proper signal. Doesnt matter if I boot into X or single user mode.
- try ctrl-Fx, ctrl-alt-backspace etc. No response.
- press ctrl-alt-delete
- get Ubuntu shutdown screen (remove cd)
The same goes for previous Debian installations, or a new debian installation. As soon as linux switches from legacy VGA, the screen goes black. Virtualbox with Linux works just fine in Windows, of course.
The card itself seems to be fine, though, in fact I am writing this on the same system, just with windows.
Has anyone else seen something similar? Any ideas on getting Debian to show the screen?
Problem is: I dont get to see any logon screen, just the boot messages. I do know how to install the nvidia drivers, and they were active with the old graphics card (old GeForce 6600). Problem is I dont get a chance to log on at all, because not even the shell does show.