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  • Read that again. You didn't win anything, you just crashed it! Are you in trouble with your hardware, software or you just crashed your system? Then this is the section you are looking for.
Read that again. You didn't win anything, you just crashed it! Are you in trouble with your hardware, software or you just crashed your system? Then this is the section you are looking for.
 #28919  by Shaneee
 15 Dec 2013, 23:57
I installed 13.10 on my system and downloaded the latest nVidia drivers from their website. Version 331.20. I stopped the xserver I think it is and installed the driver but upon reboot I only have an orange blinking cursor and can't get to the GUI. I will reinstall again once I know how to get this working as I can't get full resolution of 1600x1200x32. Managed to get some resolution but still not the required 1600x1200.

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This is the driver I'm using,

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Thanks
 #28934  by Angel
 16 Dec 2013, 12:26
:mad: Unity is the work of the devil!!! Cinnamon is my desktop of choice.

However, use the link below to properly install the latest drivers. Ubuntu uses "LightDM" so follow the instructions for that.
Code: Select allhttp://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/11/nvidia-331-20-install-ubuntu-linux-mint/
 #28943  by Shaneee
 16 Dec 2013, 16:28
It doesn't boot when I install that just get the blinking cursor or sometimes the TTY console. I had Mint Cinnamon installed and had the same problems.
 #28949  by Angel
 16 Dec 2013, 17:33
That is a head scratcher :thinking:

Here is some more info for now.
Code: Select allhttp://askubuntu.com/questions/162075/my-computer-boots-to-a-black-screen-what-options-do-i-have-to-fix-it
 #28952  by Shaneee
 16 Dec 2013, 18:21
Going to try Mint again and try the nvidia-current from the software centre.

Edit: Got Mint 16 (Cinnamon) installed and installed nvidia-current (304.88) and still only get 1360x768. I tried using xrandr to add 1600x1200 but it didn't work. I've seen people using xorg.conf to add resolutions but its not present on my system. Also noticed that my screen is "unknown". I have a custom EDID that was made for OS X can it be used?
 #28958  by Angel
 16 Dec 2013, 19:16
The custom "EDID" and "unknown" is the problem. (Well Duh!). Looks like you'll have to dive into xorg.conf and have a fiddle around.

More from the forums.
Code: Select allhttp://askubuntu.com/questions/364632/nvidia-drivers-seem-to-ignore-customized-xorg-conf-in-13-10-how-to-configure
 #28960  by Shaneee
 16 Dec 2013, 19:28
Problem being is there is no xorg.conf in /etc/X11 :thinking:

Edit: Got it :dance: Managed to make the xorg file and inject my custom EDID file. Mint now thinks my 32" HD TV from Tesco is an iMac Display lol.

Code: Select all# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 331.20  ([email protected])  Wed Oct 30 18:20:53 PDT 2013

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option "CustomEDID" "DVI-I-0:/etc/X11/edid.bin"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 #29032  by Angel
 17 Dec 2013, 11:19
Good news.