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No monitor signal for 26 seconds after signing in (boot hanging for 26 seconds) after installing Nvidia driver

asked 2017-02-20 14:22:07 -0500

I recently installed Nvidia drivers from the negativo17 repo (GTX 770). Now whenever I boot everything is fine until I sign in. Both my monitors get no signal and nothing happens for 26 seconds, then the boot continues like nothing happend. Everything else works fine, I can play e.g. Rocket League without any problems.

journalctl -b log:

Interesting part:

Feb 20 19:36:00 kenpclinux systemd-logind[834]: New session 4 of user ken.

~~~~ 20 lines omitted

Feb 20 19:36:00 kenpclinux /usr/libexec/gdm-x-session[1525]: (**) Option "fd" "46"

Feb 20 19:36:26 kenpclinux systemd[1]: Received SIGRTMIN+21 from PID 366 (plymouthd).

Xorg.0.log: Xorg.1.log:

The same weird 26 second pause(xorg.0.log):

[ 22.490] (**) Option "fd" "46"

[ 48.468] (II) systemd-logind: got pause for 13:70

Any ideas?

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Nvidia driver and nouveau both active? I use a GTX970 with proprietary nvidia, 378.13 and no nouveau driver. No problems on loading. I do get a plymouth text only boot, but I can live with that. Can you disable nouveau and see if that helps?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-20 21:13:21 -0500 )edit

I'll try it when I get home in ~ 11 hours. How exactly do I disable the nouveau driver?

bootblackscreen gravatar imagebootblackscreen ( 2017-02-21 00:21:31 -0500 )edit

hey, looks lke steveebey is right, can you add a line in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf which blacklists nouveau? You can do this by the following command too; IF you haven't blacklisted the nouveau driver already.

echo "blacklist=nouveau" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

reboot your system and check if this works :)

poizen gravatar imagepoizen ( 2017-02-21 01:09:42 -0500 )edit

Got a blacklist.conf now with "blacklist=nouveau" written in it, also followed this guide 2.6 through 2.6.5:

Still getting the same 26 second blackscreen.

bootblackscreen gravatar imagebootblackscreen ( 2017-02-21 14:15:51 -0500 )edit

only other thing to check, is negativo trying to update the driver each boot. I use the proprietary driver, with dkms to update the driver on kernel changes, and that is the only time I get a blank screen for any great length of time, is first boot, after a kernel upgrade.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-22 16:15:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-22 10:55:39 -0500

Finally solved it.

All I had to do was to go into BIOS and deactivate the Intel integrated graphics. Now it is booting properly.

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Glad to hear that. Did not realize, from the post you had dual graphics. Bumblebee would be something to look into, should you decide to use both video in the future.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-22 17:12:59 -0500 )edit

Bumblebee page says

For closed source solution

Do not use the NVidia video drivers from , . I’m sure they are fine drivers and I am not trying to criticize them at all. But they DO NOT support or work with bumblebee without modifications.

bootblackscreen gravatar imagebootblackscreen ( 2017-02-23 02:55:13 -0500 )edit

right. i use proprietary only, just because they seem more stable. I just mentioned bumblebee, since you have both integrated and pci express. I only run pci express, I have never built a system with integrated video on the motherboard. do not like to run the risk that my customers would hook up to a disabled output port, because they did not know to use the video card. avoids confusion for them.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-02-23 22:01:56 -0500 )edit

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