One of our elderly laptops ha a Geforce G105M installed.
Standard boot from USB-Stick to try to install linux mint tricia 19.3 on hard disk (HD) ended up in a blank screen.
Booting of linux mint tricia 19.3 from USB-Stick was only possible in “Compatibility Mode”.
After the installation to the HD, the boot from HD also ended up in a blank screen.
Anyhow via booting into “recovery mode” we managed to get the system run with a driver that seems to be “xserver-xorg-video-nouveau”.
ubuntu-drivers devicesgives the following output:
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 == modalias : pci:v000010DEd000006ECsv00001558sd00000802bc03sc00i00 vendor : NVIDIA Corporation model : G98M [GeForce G 105M] driver : nvidia-340 - distro non-free recommended driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin
Did a timeshift (rsync) backup
Tried to install the recommended nvidia driver via the command…
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
… which reported no errors, but ended up in a blank screen boot also.
Created the attached file local_nvidia-bug-report.log.old.gz (Please remove the last “.log” from the filename after downloading it)
Restored the runnning sysrem via timeshift --restore
In the running system the Monitor is recognized as "unknown with no possibility to add another monitor or change resolution, etc.
The file local_nvidia-bug-report.log.old.gz is full of error messages like
NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x12:0x2b:1915) NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0 NVRM: nvidia_frontend_open: minor 0, module->open() failed, error -5
We would like to add another monitor to the system, which seems to be only possible if the correct nvidia 340 driver s successfully loaded.
If anyone would have any tips how to proceed from the actual state, that would be great.
Thanks in advance,
local_nvidia-bug-report.log.old.gz.log (56.3 KB)